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  • Nearly all of the expats, or gringos, whom I know in the Tierras Altas of Chiriquí Province in Panamá are delightful people. Unfortunately, as anywhere, there are a limited number who unfortunately have rather despicable traits. I, for one, didn´t move here only to live in a "little America". I am delighted and honored to find that my Panamanian neighbors accept me pretty much as one of them. And the gringos I get along with best, and hang with most often, feel the same way I do.
     
  • Louis Seldon – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
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    Posted April 13, 2013

    ExPat Gathering in 

    Boquete Every Tuesday Morning

    ExPats in Panama come from all over the world, probably most from the U.S. & Canada.  I'm thinking the Canucks about out-number those from the U.S. now.
    ExPat gathering in Boquete every Tuesday morning. – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
     
    ExPats groups in Boquete, 
    Coronado and Panama City include American Society of Panama, Canadian Society of Panama, mixed and others.  All these groups welcome members from other countries.  I have attended several Canadian events including the Canadian Thanksgiving event at the prestigious Union Club in Punta Paitilla and the Lady Ambassador --great fun.
     
    Saludos amigos ~~ PanamaLou
  • Louis Seldon – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
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    Posted April 18, 2013

    Balboa Elks Lodge building on La Boca Road – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingExPats in Panama:  There are three established groups of ExPats that meet regularly in Panama City, Coronado and Boquete. Most are fun people.  A number of ExPats can be found at the Balboa Elks Lodge building on La Boca Road in the bar area behind the Don Profit restaurant area in front.  The restaurant is operated by a contractor who has a restaurant on Via Argentina also.  In the Canal Zone "hay day" the restaurant was operated by the Elks.  The members meet once a month on the second floor.
    Balboa Yacht Club (located in Amador) – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
     
    Left, Balboa Yacht Club (located in Amador) is a good place to find ExPats, especially at sunset for Happy Hour & a last salute to a beautiful sunset over the canal with the Bridge of the Americas in the background.
     
    ExPats at the Balboa Yacht Club (BYC) – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
     
     
     
     
    Right, ExPats at the Balboa Yacht Club (BYC)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Sunset at the BYC – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
     
     
     
    Left, Sunset at the BYC with the Pacific side entrance to the Canal in the foreground.
  • Abdiel U. Bustamante of SEMUSA REALTY – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
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    Posted June 25, 2014

    The expats in Panama are usually friendly and outgoing people and willing to help newcomers.  Most come from the United States and Canada and are between 35 to 65.
     
    The vast majority of expats come to Panama for the tax benefits, strong economy, booming real estate, and lower prices and discounts many things, including medical care.
     
    The most interesting thing I have noticed about expats is that they really try to fit in with the Panamanian community and do not think they are better than anyone else.
     
     
     
  • David Whittington of Tucan Golf Club and Resort – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
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    Posted August 02, 2014

    Expats living in Panama will more friendly towards other expats in Panama than they would have been if both of them had been in their home country.  The reason is that expats living in Panama feel that they’re part of a small group with common experience, so they will tend to stick together.
     
    Of course, when an expat marries a Panamanian, the expat will blend in more with Panamanian society.
     
    The only other attribute I can think of is some of the expats that come to Panama try to make Panama more like the US.
  • Sieg Pedde of Roca Milagro Residential Development – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
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    Posted September 01, 2014
    On average, expats in Panama are more adventurous and more open to taking a chance on something new. There are some expats who have adapted very well to their new environment and they tend to look at everything as an exciting new page in their life. There are other expats, however, who go to Panama and do nothing but whine about why things aren’t the way they were in Canada, the United States or wherever else they might have come from.  I can’t say that I enjoy the company of people like that very much because they are downers. But you’re likely going to encounter those people everywhere, including right across the street from wherever you live right now. That in itself (to come across whining expats) is not enough reason not to go somewhere, as you’re going to find these types of people in your own backyard, so to speak. Personally, I’ve encountered these kinds people in Panama but I have also encountered these kinds of people in my hometown in Canada. Honestly, you can’t get away from people like that. 
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