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Retire in Bocas del Toro, Panama

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 05, 2023

Summary: Retirees are attracted to Bocas del Toro, Panama for its stunning natural beauty, laid-back lifestyle, and affordability. There are several retirement communities in Bocas del Toro, offering a variety of amenities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, and golf courses. The cost of a nice two-bedroom home in Bocas del Toro is typically around $100,000 USD, while a nice three-bedroom home can cost around $150,000 USD. The weather in Bocas del Toro is generally warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit.

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What is it like to retire in Bocas del Toro?

"Bocas is a typical Caribbean small town in a lot of ways. But it has something more special too. Laid back, easy. Night life is fairly limited to bars. Permanent retirees are very active and interactive with locals. It seems you can be as busy or as lazy as you like. The music community provides many opportunities for entertainment in a variety of genres. Fairs, holiday celebrations and carnivals happen thru-out the year. Horseback, quad rentals, golf carts provide good fun and opportunities to see the whole island of colon. World class surf and good fishing too," explained a retiree in Bocas del Toro.

"Retirees in Bocas del Toro and its surroundings enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with plenty of activities to keep them busy. The area is home to an active expat community, with many retirees from the United States, Canada, and Europe. There are plenty of cultural attractions to explore, such as the local museums, art galleries, and historical sites. There are also plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, such as swimming, snorkeling, fishing, and kayaking. For those looking for a night out, there are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from, as well as live music and entertainment," explained one retiree living in Bocas del Toro.

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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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