Expat Guide to Living in Boquete

Whether you're already living in Boquete or preparing to move to Boquete, our Expat Guide to Living in Panama offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Boquete. For answers to specific questions, visit our Panama Forum to talk with expats in Boquete.

11 Expats Talk about Living in Boquete, Panama

11 expats talk about what it's like to live in the beautiful mountain town of Boquete, Panama. From the Tuesday Market at the BCP to group hikes and drinks at Mike's Global Grill, expats love living in Boquete.

Moving to Boquete, Panama

An expat who moved to Boquete, Panama talks advises newcomers to find a short-term rental to have time to explore without committing to one place. She has found that rental prices in Boquete are about a fourth of what they are in the US.

Moving to Boquete, Panama

We visited here many times before moving and stayed in different areas each time. There are 13 micro-climates here and they vary greatly. Some roads are not good so that may play into housing decisions too.

Culture Shock in Boquete, Panama

An American who moved to Boquete, Panama encourages newcomers to arrive with the attitude that you are willing to make adjustments to your expectations and keep in mind that things will be different than you expect, you'll thrive here!

Living in Boquete, Panama

A retiree in Boquete, Panama talks about life in Boquete. She explains that it's easy to meet people in Boquete through the newcomers' club, Tuesday Market at BCP and through numerous volunteer activities. She cautions anyone coming to Panama with intention of working to make sure that you can legally work in Panama before making the move.

Retirement in Boquete, Panama

An expat retiree in Boquete, Panama offers some insight into the best way to retire abroad there. Includes information about cost of living, health care, finance, and more.

More Culture Shock Reports for Boquete

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Boquete handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Boquete:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Boquete Reports

What are people's priorities in Boquete - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Boquete:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Boquete Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Boquete? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Boquete? Below are some of the responses from expats in Boquete:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Boquete with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Boquete, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Boquete. If you are already living in Boquete, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Retiring in Boquete Reports

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Boquete, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Boquete:
Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Boquete? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Boquete by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Boquete? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Boquete? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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