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Retire in Boquete, Panama

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on May 03, 2023

Summary: Retirees are attracted to Boquete, Panama for its stunning natural beauty, its vibrant culture, and its low cost of living. There are several retirement communities in Boquete, offering a variety of amenities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, and golf courses. The cost of a nice two bedroom home in Boquete is typically around $100,000 USD, while a nice three bedroom home can cost around $150,000 USD. The weather in Boquete is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit.

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What is it like to retire in Boquete?

"Retirees in Boquete and its surroundings enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with plenty of outdoor activities and cultural attractions. The area is home to an active expat community, with many retirees from the United States, Canada, and Europe. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, such as hiking, biking, and bird watching. Boquete is also known for its coffee plantations, and visitors can take tours of the plantations and learn about the coffee-making process. Cultural attractions include the Boquete Museum, which showcases the history and culture of the region, and the Boquete Art Gallery, which features local and international art. There are also plenty of restaurants and bars to explore, offering a variety of cuisines and nightlife. Boquete is a great place for retirees to enjoy a peaceful and active lifestyle," explained a retiree in Boquete.

"Very active expat community, with several groups, birders, hikers, quilters, photography, charitable aid groups, you name it," explained one retiree living in Boquete.

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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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