Panama Beach, Panama City, Parrots,

Retiring or Relocating? Think PANAMA!

Panama Beach, Panama City, Parrots,


Retiring or Relocating? Think PANAMA! 

Sandwiched between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, containing 1,800 miles of oceanic views, 5 million acres of national parks, restored ruins that date back to the 1600’s and one of the most well-known canals on the planet lies one of the best places to consider relocating or retiring… PANAMA.

Panama is packed with world-class fishing, diving, snorkeling and sailing due to it’s abundant marine life.  On land, Panama is home to over 1,500 different animal types (976 recorded bird species which is more than the U.S. & Canada combined) and more than 10,000 varieties of plant life.  There is always something to discover or a new hobby to try.

Did you know Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic? You can soak in the views of crystal blue waters and sandy white beaches and at the same time enjoy fascinating sights of cool mountain ranges and lush tropical forests.  Get yourself to the top of Ancon Hill and you can also spot the entrance to the Panama Canal as well as the entire Panama City skyline!

Comparable to the U.S., Panama City has first-world infrastructure as seen in it’s highways, medical care, telecommunications and business services.  You can find first-rate hotels, a variety of restaurants, solid banking systems, drinkable tap water and can use the U.S dollar as currency.  And speaking of currency, Panama City is still one of the most affordable major cities in the world to live.



From city skyscrapers to fishing boats, from welcoming locals to adventurous expats, from street markets to bike trails and everything tucked between, Panama really does have it all.  You can spend your days relaxing on the beaches or exploring historic landmarks and ancient ruins.  That’s the beauty of such a diverse country.

Panama is 100% worth considering if you’re thinking of relocating to or retiring in Central America.  Panama was selected by both Forbes and Business Week as one of the top places in the world to retire.  We think so too!

The best way to discover whether relocation is for you is to experience your desired destination first!  Have fun and get out there!  Elite Tours Abroad focuses on discovery and educational tours.  To learn more visit us at


Written By: Jenna Scarpino, Relocation Specialist for Elite Tours Abroad