Bocas del Toro, Panama
Bocas del Toro, Panama
Bocas del Toro, Panama

5 Tips for Living in Bocas del Toro, Panama

By Betsy Burlingame

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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.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 6 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and 7 Tips for Obtaining Residence in Italy. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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Comments

4sarge
Oct 14, 2015 09:20

Thanks for the Tips & Insight about Bocas. I'd Love to give it a try IF I can tolerate the Heat.

guest
Oct 19, 2015 14:45

Very informative article ! What about Almirante ? Is Almirante a place to spend a few months ? What about Internet service, reliable with good speed ?

cooldeedstr
Mar 27, 2016 19:49

I live on Playa ©£>]]<. Will name w/ ^ comfort level. I live be/ The States & Panama. I have Gatos in both locals. Can I fly my Panamanian Katz to/from on either of the 2 carriers? Or preferably Copa, akin 2 the dogs I C flying w/their Humans? Thx 4 your input.

krgd56
Jul 15, 2016 14:07

I'm really excited to visit Bocas del Toro this Nov. for a 90 day stay, this article make me even more excited. I'm having trouble finding a reasonable rate on an apt. on line. I've read that it isn't unusual to just fly there & see what's available, as many places do not advertise online. I'm looking for something around $500. Can anyone advise me on this subject. Perhaps provide a contact email also ? Thank You so much

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