Diversity: Panama has over 1,000 islands, two oceans, valleys, mountains, forests, tropical jungles, lakes, rivers, deserts, canal, ports, free zones, international banking center, and a bustling capital city in a warm and tropical country. Where else you think you can find all this in one place?
World-class style: Sport fishing, golf, diving, snorkeling, surfing, horseback riding, sunbathing on the beach or relaxing on your patio or balcony, is what you will find in Panama.
History: Panama has seven indigenous indian tribes, multiple historic French and Spanish colonial sites, historical museums, and a history that dates back to the times of the Spanish conquistadors and English pirates, all of which will invite you to explore Panama.
Canal: The 8th wonder of the world, the Panama Canal, a marvel of modern engineering.
Safety: Panama is one of the safest places to travel in Central or South America. Thanks to Panama’s geographical location, there are no major earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes or tidal waves in Panama.
Infrastructure: Panama’s infrastructure is considered the best in Central America with paved roads, highways, international airports, skyscrapers that line Panama City, plus high-speed internet and the recent widening of the Panama Canal.
International Trade: With a growing economy, world-class banking, the second largest free trade zone in the world, first class hotels, restaurants and the best shopping centers in Latin America, Panama has become a hub for international trade among over 150 multi-national companies that have established their regional headquarters here.
Location: Panama has the ideal geographic location, centrally positioned between North and South America, and between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, which has given the country the ability to become an international center of distribution for the entire world.
Tourism: The growing tourism industry in Panama now represents over 12% of the countries GDP (as of November 2015). With the widening of the Panama Canal doubling its’ capacity, and most of the major international hotel and resort chains expanding into every corner of the country, we expect the tourism industry to expand exponentially over the next 5 to 10 years.
US Dollar Currency: The US Dollar has been Panama’s official currency since 1903, when Panama became an independent nation. The stability of the US Dollar, and Panama’s conservative banking system, has helped Panama’s economy and international banking center to remain stable and even experience growth throughout the global economic crisis.
Medical Care: With several first class international hospitals and medical facilities, Panama has become a thriving international medical tourism destination. Prices for medical care and dentistry are extremely low in comparison with the US.
Nature: Panama has more than 5 million hectares (12 million acres) of national parks and tropical forests, offering great biodiversity for visiting tourists. Nature activities include hiking, rappelling, sea and river kayaking, bird watching, surfing, sport fishing and many others. Panama has 944 recorded species of birds – that is a greater number of birds throughout the United States and Canada combined. All these wonders of nature are less than an hour from Panama City.
Beaches: With over 800 kilometers of coastline on two oceans, Panama offers some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the world.
Affordable: While visiting, shopping or living in Panama. It offers warm Caribbean islands with tropical climate all year at an affordable cost.
Great Climate: Panama offers a year around warm and tropical climate. We only have a dry season and rainy season.
Retire in Panama: Panama has consistently been characterized as one of the best places in the world to retire by a number of international sources including but not limited to; International Living, Modern Maturity, Forbes, Conde-Nast, and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Panama has been selected as a leading retirement destination based on the relatively low cost of living, beauty, climate, security and infrastructure.
Easy Residency: Panama offers a variety of options for foreigners to become permanent residents and/or citizens. For retirees who can prove a lifetime pension income, the Pensionado Residency offers 25-50% discounts on medical bills, medicines, hotels, restaurants, theaters, transportation services, utilities, and entertainment activities, plus exoneration of import duties for household goods & vehicles. The Friendly Nations residency program offers a quick and easy residency solution for citizens of the 52 “friendly nations” of Panama.