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Moving to Las Tablas, Panama

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Kovalenko & Vera Attorneys at Law in Panama
Kovalenko & Vera Attorneys at Law in Panama
Kovalenko & Vera Attorneys at Law in Panama

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 02, 2023

Summary: Moving to Las Tablas, Panama: Expats, retirees and digital nomads talk about everything you need to know before moving to Las Tablas.

What do I need to know before moving to Las Tablas?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Las Tablas, they said:

"Las Tablas, is a small town known for its rich culture, traditional festivals, and friendly locals. Before moving, expats should know that Spanish is the primary language spoken in Las Tablas, so learning the language will be beneficial. The cost of living is relatively low compared to many Western countries, but it's essential to have a clear understanding of your budget and financial situation. The healthcare system in Panama is generally good, but it's advisable to have comprehensive health insurance. The climate in Las Tablas is tropical, with a wet and dry season, so expats should be prepared for high humidity and rainfall during the wet season. Public transportation is available but not always reliable, so having a personal vehicle can be beneficial. The town is safe, but like anywhere, it's important to take standard precautions to protect yourself and your property. Las Tablas is famous for its traditional festivals, especially the Carnival, which is one of the biggest and most vibrant in the country. The local cuisine is a blend of Spanish, African, and Indigenous influences, with seafood being a staple. The pace of life in Las Tablas is slower than in larger cities, which can be a significant change for some expats. It's also worth noting that while the town has basic amenities, it lacks the variety of shopping and entertainment options found in larger cities. Finally, it's crucial to understand the visa and residency requirements before moving to Panama. It's recommended to consult with a legal expert or immigration consultant to ensure all paperwork is correctly completed," remarked one expat in Las Tablas, Panama.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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