Panama City - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

Panama's geographic location and the convenient airport allow you to discover neighboring countries for quick getaways. The relatively safe environment of the city allows you to lower your guard a bit. You can lunch in the Caribbean and dinner on the Pacific Ocean on the same day. - Dec 2021

Safe, close to the US, very livable, good for kids. - Oct 2018

Dollar economy, you can drink the water, and 110 power. - Sep 2018

Panama City is an American hub - it's easy, though not always cheap, to get to almost anywhere in the hemisphere. Your family and friends will likely bombard you with visits. - Mar 2017

Beaches, tourism. - Oct 2015

Close to the U.S. and in same time zone with family. Summer all year round, beautiful country, for the kids to learn a widely used second language. Good schools. Beautiful country. - Jun 2015

Beaches (although you'd have to drive about an hour and a half to get to the nicest ones). - May 2015

Air hub so lots of flight options. - Sep 2014

Safe, weather for those who like warm weather, nature. - Jul 2014

The Panama Canal is cool and there are lots of amazing outdoor places within a day's drive or less from Panama City. It's close to the U.S. so it's relatively easy to take short trips up there. Most U.S. products are available and there's a Costco equivalent (Pricesmart). Timezone is easy. - Mar 2014

Tourism and outdoor activities. It is easy to travel here and the tourist infrastructure is good. It is a beautiful country with so much to see. - Jan 2013

Panama is truly spectacular with what it offers in natural beauty. If you like snorkeling/scuba, surfing, hiking, fishing, you will be in for a treat. There is a large focus on water sports, you can even learn kite surfing here out in Punta Chame in the dry season. Culture-wise the most interesting activities are visiting indigenous Embera and Wounaan villages such as Ella Drua or Embera Drua in the canal watershed. You can also visit them close to the Darien in Ipeti. The Kuna can be visited in Kuna Yala or San Blas, truly beautiful remote virgin islands for relaxation. The Kuna live on some of them and have a fascinating culture. - Sep 2011

Good transport routes, cheap electronics. - Apr 2010

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