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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 :
Submit a Living Overseas Report

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 :
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 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.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

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.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
Expatriate Health Insurance

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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...

10 Tips for Living in Panama

Did you know it's hot in Panama City all year round? Did you know that it's hard to get a work visa in Panama? Did you know that Panama has great incentives for foreign retirees?

Did you know it's hot in Panama City all year round? Did you know that it's hard to get a work visa in Panama? Did you know that Panama has great incentives for foreign retirees? ...

5 Great Places to Retire in Central America

Central America is an increasingly popular retirement destination. Retirees love it's proximity to the United States, lower cost of living, beautiful cities, amazing beaches, healthy lifestyle and friendly people.

Central America is an increasingly popular retirement destination. Retirees love it's proximity to the United States, lower cost of living, beautiful cities, amazing beaches, healthy lifestyle and fr...

7 Best Places to Live in Panama

Panama is a great place to live or retire with easy residency laws, warm people and lots of expats. Whether you want to live by the beach in Bocas del Toro or need to live in Panama City for work and schools, there are many places to explore. We highlight 5 great places to live in Panama.

Panama is a great place to live or retire with easy residency laws, warm people and lots of expats. Whether you want to live by the beach in Bocas del Toro or need to live in Panama City for work and...

Retirement-In-Nueva-GorgonaAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Nueva Gorgona, Panama

An expat retired in Nueva Gorgona, Panama wrote an extensive report about her experiences there. Everything from cost of living, housing, safety, how it feels to retire abroad, transportation and more are covered. A definite must read for anyone considering retiring in Panama!

An expat retired in Nueva Gorgona, Panama wrote an extensive report about her experiences there. Everything from cost of living, housing, safety, how it feels to retire abroad, transportation and mor...

Moving-To-Nueva-Gorgona-An Expat Talks about Moving to Nueva Gorgona , Panama

An expat talks about moving to Nueva Gorgona and advises newcomers to rent before buying so that you can move if you don't end up liking the neighborhood. We couldn't agree more with this advice!

An expat talks about moving to Nueva Gorgona and advises newcomers to rent before buying so that you can move if you don't end up liking the neighborhood. We couldn't agree more with this advice! ...

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