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Expat Guide to Living in Bocas del Toro

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

5 Tips for Living in Bocas del Toro, Panama

Bocas del Toro, Panama is a popular tourist destination and filled with laid-back expats and locals enjoying the island life. With its low cost of living, thriving nightlife and welcoming expat community, Bocas del Toro is a great place to live.

Culture Shock Report

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Bocas del Toro handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Bocas del Toro by filling out our Culture Shock Report.

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More Living in Bocas del Toro Reports

What are people's priorities in Bocas del Toro - 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 Bocas del Toro :
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More Moving to Bocas del Toro Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Bocas del Toro ? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Bocas del Toro ? Below are some of the responses from expats in Bocas del Toro :
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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 Bocas del Toro with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Bocas del Toro , take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

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Dream vs. Reality Report

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

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Overseas Retirement Report

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 Bocas del Toro by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Bocas del Toro ? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Bocas del Toro 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 Bocas del Toro ? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Bocas del Toro ? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

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Expatriate Health Insurance

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Culture-Shock-in-Nueva-GorgonaAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Nueva Gorgona, Panama

An expat who has been living in Panama has written a long culture shock report about life in Nueva Gorgona. She has a great perspective on what it means to be an expat in Panama, which is probably why she's enjoying life there!

An expat who has been living in Panama has written a long culture shock report about life in Nueva Gorgona. She has a great perspective on what it means to be an expat in Panama, which is probably wh...

Living-in-BoqueteAn Expat Discusses 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.

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 activ...

Cost of Living in Panama

Expats in Panama enjoy a relatively low cost of living. However, it's important to do your research to make sure you'll actually enjoy those saving while creating a high quality of life as an expat in Panama.

Expats in Panama enjoy a relatively low cost of living. However, it's important to do your research to make sure you'll actually enjoy those saving while creating a high quality of life as an expat i...

Expat Banking: Tips for Expats in Panama

Expats in Panama face unique challenges in managing their finances while living there, and that always starts with settling on the right expat financial services. Here are some basic tips from expats living in Panama - their insights are based on their actual experiences managing their finances while living there.

Expats in Panama face unique challenges in managing their finances while living there, and that always starts with settling on the right expat financial services. Here are some basic tips from expats...

Top 5 Reasons Expats Move to Central America

From lower cost of living to affordable healthcare and beachfront living, expats discuss the top reasons they moved to Central America.
From lower cost of living to affordable healthcare and beachfront living, expats discuss the top reasons they moved to Central America....

16 Expats Talk About Moving to Panama

Expats living in Panama talk about making the big move to Panama, what they wish they had brought (and left behind), visas, culture shock, cost of living and more. It's a must read for anyone thinking about moving to Panama.
Expats living in Panama talk about making the big move to Panama, what they wish they had brought (and left behind), visas, culture shock, cost of living and more. It's a must read for anyone thinking...

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