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Mirhanna Sandoya of Lucero Homes, Golf & Country Club – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Mirhanna Sandoya - Lucero Homes, Golf & Country ClubI was born in David, Chiriqui in Panama. Lived in Vermont, USA for 2 y...

Are gays, lesbians and others in the LGBT community accepted in Panama?

Are gays, lesbians and others in the LGBT community accepted in Panama?

The LGBT community is accepted in Panama. As we are more Americanized than any other country in Latin America, Panamanians are more open-minded. Panamanians accept differences the same way that we accepted all typ... Read more

Anne-Michelle Wand of United Country Bocas del Toro – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Anne-Michelle Wand - United Country Bocas del ToroI am an Expat living in Panama in the Winter and Colorado in the Summe...

How good are the medical centers, hospitals and health clinics in Bocas Del Toro, Panama, and how close are they?

We have a hospital in Bocas Del Toro and we have local doctors who work at the hospital. However, we have very few doctors that have an office that you can go to. There are a couple of dentists and there... Read more

David Keener of Vision Properties Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account David Keener - Vision Properties BelizeMy wife and I first visited in Placencia in 2001, when we were immedia...

Is Placencia, Belize safe?

Is Placencia, Belize safe?

Yes, Placencia is a pretty safe place. Belize, in general, is a pretty safe country. Placencia is not over-populated, which adds to its safety.  Also adding to its safety is that Placencia is a peninsula, with ba... Read more

David Btesh of Pacific Realty / Pacific Developers – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account David Btesh - Pacific Realty / Pacific DevelopersI was born and raised in Panama and have lived here continuously other...

Are there American-trained doctors in Panama?

Are there American-trained doctors in Panama?

Yes, there are American trained doctors in Panama.  For example, right next to where I live here in Panama City, Punta Pacifica Hospital is a very high-end hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital in the U... Read more

Magy Carmona of Magy Carmona at Lake Chapala Realty – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Magy Carmona - Magy Carmona at Lake Chapala RealtyI was born in the bustling City of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Aroun...

How much do healthcare and medical services cost in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico?

How much do healthcare and medical services cost in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico?

You will find healthcare and medical services in every corner in Chapala and Ajijic. This is because the doctors have found their market, so you will find dental and medical services all around, including plastic ... Read more

Mark Gall – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Mark GallI retired from law enforcement with the National Park Service ASAP (ag...

How much of my stuff should I move to Mexico?

Personally, I would not take very much. Most things necessary can be purchased there, and I’ve found that too much stuff interferes with life. You may be different, but how much stuff back home do you actually n... Read more

Chuck Bolotin of Best Mexico Movers – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Chuck Bolotin - Best Mexico MoversBest Mexico Movers moves your household goods from the US or Canada to...

How much does it cost for a gardener in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico?

How much does it cost for a gardener in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico?

In the Lake Chapala / Ajijic area, a gardener will generally charge about 60 pesos per hour.  At the current exchange rate, that is about USD $3 per hour.  If they have their own power tools (for example, a l... Read more

Chuck Bolotin of Best Mexico Movers – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Chuck Bolotin - Best Mexico MoversBest Mexico Movers moves your household goods from the US or Canada to...

How much does it cost for a housekeeper or maid in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico?

How much does it cost for a housekeeper or maid in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico?

Generally speaking, a housekeeper or a maid in the Ajijic / Lake Chapala area will cost around 50 pesos an hour.  At the current exchange rate, that's about $2.50 per hour.   In addition to t... Read more

Chuck Bolotin of Best Mexico Movers – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Chuck Bolotin - Best Mexico MoversBest Mexico Movers moves your household goods from the US or Canada to...

How much do restaurants cost in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico?

How much do restaurants cost in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico?

The cost to eat at a restaurant in the Ajijic / Lake Chapala area is generally about 60% less than in the US.   Here are some examples: An all you can eat Mexican buffet on the lake with white ... Read more

Chuck Bolotin of Best Mexico Movers – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Chuck Bolotin - Best Mexico MoversBest Mexico Movers moves your household goods from the US or Canada to...

What's the cost of living in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico?

What's the cost of living in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico?

One of the main reasons (but hopefully not the only reason) to move to the Ajijic / Chapala area, is the cost of living.  As an expat I met yesterday described it, "Twice the lifestyle at half the cost,&... Read more

Chuck Bolotin of Best Mexico Movers – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Chuck Bolotin - Best Mexico MoversBest Mexico Movers moves your household goods from the US or Canada to...

How much does it cost to move my furniture and other stuff to Mexico?

How much does it cost to move my furniture and other stuff to Mexico?

There are many people like Barb Goodhart, one of the contributors on this answer, who will find that, given the moving companies she was aware of, it was so expensive to move their household goods to Mexico t... Read more

Chuck Bolotin of Best Mexico Movers – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Chuck Bolotin - Best Mexico MoversBest Mexico Movers moves your household goods from the US or Canada to...

How do I move my furniture and other stuff to Mexico?

How do I move my furniture and other stuff to Mexico?

Moving your household goods to Mexico is not the same as moving from one city to another in the US for several reasons, the most significant of which is that you cross an international border. At that border on the sou... Read more

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Eliecer Vera, Jr. of EQUUS VILLAGE – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Eliecer Vera, Jr. - EQUUS VILLAGEAlthough I was born in Panama City, my family is from Pedasi. You wil...

Casco Viejo, "the Old City of Panama"

Casco Viejo, "the Old City of Panama"

Casco Viejo, or “the Old City of Panama” is the historic city center of Panama. It is a peaceful and charming district of narrow streets, accompanied by balconies full of the flowers of two and three-story houses. At ... Read more

Armando Contreras of Galvan Real Estate and Services – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Armando Contreras - Galvan Real Estate and ServicesAfter graduation from the University of Colima in 2006 with a degree i...

The Beach Town of Lo de Marcos, Armando Contreras’ Special Place in Narayit

The Beach Town of Lo de Marcos, Armando Contreras’ Special Place in Narayit

From an interview with Armando Contreras, July 7, 2016   Jet: Your real estate office and home are in the little, beach side town of Lo de Marcos, in Nayarit, about an hour north of Puer... Read more

Harry Hunt of ownboquete – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Harry Hunt - ownboqueteBorn on Cape Cod son of a lobsterman, commercial fisherman for 35 year...

My Two Getaways in Chiriqui Panama

I don't spend all of my time in Boquete, even though it is a very easy place to live with lots of good places to eat and the nice weather and cool temperatures there are times I need a little beach. Just two hours sou... Read more

Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Chuck Bolotin - Best Places in the World to RetireAs the Vice President of Best Places in the World to Retire, I had nev...

Comparing Life in the US with Life in Mexico After Living in Mexico for Two Years

Comparing Life in the US with Life in Mexico After Living in Mexico for Two Years

They were big, open questions— the “elephant in the room,” the large, unavoidable thing I was a bit afraid to confront honestly and directly.   The background is that I was born and rais... Read more

Joseph Bowersmith – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Joseph BowersmithI am a retired 60 year old male married to my wife Belinda. We live in...

Nicaragua Civil Unrest or ?

We have been in Nicaragua since 2006 and it has been 11+ years of frustration and work. It has never been boring. The past year has felt different. There was a feeling of increased tension happening that we were begin... Read more

Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Chuck Bolotin - Best Places in the World to RetireAs the Vice President of Best Places in the World to Retire, I had nev...

Nine Useful Traits My Dogs Taught Me About Moving and Living Abroad

Nine Useful Traits My Dogs Taught Me About Moving and Living Abroad

Who among us hasn’t been cheered during an otherwise down time or learned an important life lesson from a dog? About 20 years ago, when I was having a difficult time in a particularly tense business negotiation, ... Read more

Roddrigo Sidney Whalesharkdaddy  of Cancun Whale Shark Tours – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Roddrigo Sidney Whalesharkdaddy - Cancun Whale Shark ToursI retired to Mexico in 2001 and bought a beautiful beach house on Isla...

Found & Capitalized on a Great Retirement Investment in Boquete Panama COFFEE FARM!!

Found & Capitalized on a Great Retirement Investment in Boquete Panama  COFFEE  FARM!!

Last month while visiting and exploring Boquete Panama just happened to stumble upon a very interesting investment "Factional"  Coffee Farm turnkey ownership. Just so happened we arrived the day before they ... Read more

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How Living Abroad Made Me a Better Person

How Living Abroad Made Me a Better Person

When in my early twenties, after crossing the border near San Diego with my friends and driving south in Mexico, I noticed lots of houses in which the construction had begun, but was not finished.   ... Read more

By Edgington – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account By EdgingtonMy wife and I are expats from the U.S. living in Medellin Colombia. We...

Colombian Cardiac Adventure, Part 3

Colombian Cardiac Adventure, Part 3

If you’re an expat, you may not want to read this. If you’re considering becoming an expat, you need to read it. Here’s what I’ve taken away, thus far, from my recent heart attack, and a very real brush with death in ... Read more

By Edgington – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account By EdgingtonMy wife and I are expats from the U.S. living in Medellin Colombia. We...

Colombian Cardiac Adventure, Part 2

Colombian Cardiac Adventure, Part 2

The care I received for my cardiac event at Medellin’s Pablo Tobón Uribe hospital was excellent, with world-class attention, state of the art equipment, and highly professional staff. Tobón Uribe is a Joint Commission... Read more

By Edgington – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account By EdgingtonMy wife and I are expats from the U.S. living in Medellin Colombia. We...

Colombian Cardiac Adventure, Part 1

Colombian Cardiac Adventure, Part 1

On Wednesday, January 7th 2018, while walking near my apartment in Medellin, I had a heart attack. I realize it was above and beyond the call of duty for a writer/contributor to go to this length for a story. No need ... Read more

Dr Cedric of The McMillan Dental Clinic ....  We Exceed Expectations! – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Dr Cedric - The McMillan Dental Clinic .... We Exceed ExpeI am a retired Dentist trained in The US and the UK. I came to San Mig...

ALL EXPATS LIVING IN SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE ARE NOT WEALTHY

A large percentage of Mexicans in San Miguel de Allende perceive that all expats (Gringos) living in the blissful hamlet of San Miguel de Allende are wealthy.   This is so far from the truth! ... Read more

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