The scenic getaways, tropical rainforest, famous canal, and inexpensive lifestyle make Panama an attraction to the world. This country is in fact second home to many retirees, outdoor enthusiasts and people who simply want to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle inexpensively. Panama has become the best place to live in for more than 1,000 American expats. These people have discovered that the country is full of amazing surprises where one can truly enjoy retirement and the best things in life.
What makes Panama so special? For one, Panama City is home to the country's famous Panama Canal. This historical landmark is very responsible for the country's booming economy. Even if the country is considered as third world, one can find beautiful skyscrapers and modern conveniences in its capital city. The country has advanced medical capabilities that are comparable to that in the United States and Canada.
Many Americans go to Panama for medical treatment and procedures. A doctor visit to a well experienced specialist can only cost $ 10 as opposed to spending more for doctor consultation in the US. I've been living in Panama for almost a year and have discovered that health insurance can be accepted for as low as $ 60 per month. Prescription medication also costs less in this country so medical expenses are substantiated reduced.
People who love the outdoors will be definitely in for a treat as the weather is generally sunny all year-round. There's a dormant volcano to climb, waterfalls to see and a rainforest to explore. You can also get a nice tan at the beach and eat the juiciest fruits while relaxing. White water rafting, zip lining, hiking, and many more outdoor activities for the young and old can be experienced in Panama.
Most importantly, the costs of living in Panama are very inexpensive. A couple can have lunch for only $ 8, drinks included. A retiree can be able to stretch his retirement funds as food, clothing and many other needs for daily living cost less than what one has to spend in the US, Canada or the UK.
While visiting Panama, you'll meet a lot of American expats who are permanently staying in the country. Most of these Americans are living in Boquete, which is a small mountain town that's known for its fine tasting coffee and spring-like weather. Apart from the country's scenic attractions, it would be nice to take a look at expat homes and visit the American community in some areas of the country. These people always have wonderful and truly inspiring stories to share.
While the best place to live in is highly subjective, Panama has become a retirement haven for people who used to live in America and Europe. These people now call home a country that has the best of both the old and the new. Modern amenities and conveniences abound while the country retains its historic identity and unique culture. The country continues to develop favorably, while showing off to the world its real beauty.