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Coronado, Panama
Coronado, Panama
Coronado, Panama

Coronado, Panama

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 17, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Coronado, Panama: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Coronado?

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

"Panama is NOT a good place for people with a "Service Dog" or a "Guide Dog". In general, many people are scared of all dogs because most dogs in Panama are GUARD DOGS for their property. Panama is behind the times in its thinking about "Service Dogs". In Canada (and the USA) all Service and Guide dogs are accepted everywhere. People who have such a "partner" really need that dog in their life. He is their "lifeline". They are highly trained and do not bother other people. Their main interest is the care of their owner! They DO NOT have "accidents" and they do not bother other people. 99% of the time they are very friendly with all people they meet. In Canada & USA the Service Dogs are fully accepted and allowed to go everywhere their owner wants to go. That includes all stores, clinics, businesses and restaurants. This is a fact of the 20th Century. Panama needs to catch up! These dogs are highly trained and get to need their owner as much as the owner needs them," said another expat in Coronado.

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Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Coronado accepting of differences?

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"Yes, the people are great. But, they are behind the times in one particular area - see the last box," explained one expat living in Coronado, Panama.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Coronado?

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Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Coronado responded:

"I find the Coronado Panama area to have lot's of amenities & friendly native people. Most everything we need is here, but if not, it is a 1.5 hour drive to Panama City. Wish the beaches had bigger waves! Love that the currency is the US dollar," added one expat living in Coronado.

"As a senior citizen we receive a Government mandated "senior discount" of 20% meds , 25% restaurants (no booze) Movies 50% and many more -- We live in a gated community on +/-1,400 sq m property in a 4 bdrm 3 bathroom home with pool our monthly Maint or club dues $140.Yearly real Estate taxes +/-$25 per YEAR Auto insurance cheaper Food is not cheap since most is imported over all its a great place. One great advantage is that the circulating currency is the US dollar!!," commented one expat who moved to Coronado.

"The condo that my wife and I have lived in for the past 5 months is ocean front with a great view, and I know that we couldn't afford something anywhere close to it in the US. The weather here has been for the most time really great, 80 degrees vs 30's back home in Washington State," said another expat.

"Holidays just get your food and supplies before the holidays or plan on waiting in long lines.plan on staying at home," commented one expat living in Coronado, Panama.

What advice to expats in Coronado have about housing?

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"For sure rent for awhile before you buy a house, to get to know the different areas first. Plus be sure you can deal with the weather," commented one expat who moved to Coronado.

Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Coronado?

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"Health insurance is not accepted by providers of care. Have Tricare which is military insurance world wide and is part of the Hopkins network so we thought the private hospital that says they are part of Hopkins would accept it. We were sadly mistaken and had the worst experience of our life. If you compare US costs and Panama cost, yes, it is less expensive. But, it is still expensive if you have to pay for surgery before any care is rendered. ," mentioned another expat inCoronado.

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William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.

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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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