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bevhawpe
5/30/2015 14:50 EST

We are looking to visit several areas of Panama soon to consider a retirement move: Coronado, Boquette, David. Would like to hear from those in those areas and things you checked out while visiting. How long did you stay to check out areas?

karenmmm
4/16/2018 18:38 EST

Hi Salty,

Another old salt here...25 years as a professional mariner.

Although I have been in Coronado-Panama City for vacations, haven't spent enough time there to comment, except to say...not for me.

I do not like the vibe about PC, and Coronado is getting overpopulated with expats.

...16 years in CR. ... arrived in 91, and it was nice for many years ...had been my favorite ...

I can tell you a about Chiriqui....as mentioned in a prior post....low key, few regs, friendly people, great col...I've been living offshore for decades, ...not much bothers me.

I'm sure it's not for everyone, but I'm comfortable here...great private tennis club with covered courts....

Since getting out of the US in the 80s, ...it's all good....vote with your feet

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salty70
4/15/2018 20:00 EST

I'm new to this site!
I'm amazed that from the reality side if you don't want to buy you don't a response!
If there is anyone out there that will a impartial option it would be great.
I plan to visit Panama in June. I'm going to start in Padasi and work my way back to Panama City. I'll find a place to live and I don't care if the roads are bad. I lived in CR for 3 years and it was bad!
Any ideas would be appreciated!
Gracious Salty!

Panamajack
4/14/2018 06:58 EST

Hi--check out Villa Davina.
Quiet, safe inexpensive. North American standards, 10 minutes to Costa Rica and rentals start at $450 per month.
villadavina.com

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