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Daryl Ries of Keller Williams Panama, associate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Canadians out-number Americans in Panama, and so, the same in Coronado, where Americans in turn out number Europeans.  That being said, in Coronado, Panama, there are many Europeans, led by British, French and Germans, and then Italians, Swiss and Spanish...certainly a sprinkling of East Europeans and Russians.
 
About half of the expats here are part-time residents, snowbirds predominantly, leaving the remaining residents to form a cohesive social unity that includes the rest when they are here. All are bound by the many year round events with online info provided by Playa Community and CASA, the Coronado Association.
 
There is always a bond between expats in general... and very few are actually expats....but have taken advantage of globalization and the opportunity to live abroad in locations like Coronado specifically, and Panama in general, that are so welcoming to all.
Melissa Darnay of Choose Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
air Canada – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe number of Americans, Canadians, or other expats living in Coronado, Panama is a moving target because every year, there are over 500,000 people who come to Panama and stay for some amount of time. The high season is from December to the end of April. People coming here could live here for one month or they could be here for four months. 
 
Because the population expands and contracts so much during May and June when a lot of the snowbirds go home, it’s going to be a smaller number. During the High Season, it’s going to be a much larger number. No one really has a good idea of the exact number of people because of that expansion and contraction. It’s a range. My estimate of the number of expats living in Coronado can be anywhere from 50,000 to several hundred thousand. About 50% of the people that live in Coronado are Americans, Canadians, or other expats.  
 
(Air Canada Boeing 777, pictured.)
David De Franco Levi of DEFRANCORP- Business Consultants – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
 Taborcillo, John Wayne island, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingI would estimate about 3,000 or 4,000 expats in Coronado, which would be around 30% of the population. Most of the expats are North Americans.
 
The other residents of Coronado are Panamanians, but there are very few South Americans, such as Venezuelans. About 5% of the population are Europeans. Coronado is more like an America or Canadian outpost. 
 
(Sign for the island of Taborcillo, once owned by John Wayne, near Punta Chame, in the middle of the Pacific coast beach communities, which includes Coronado, pictured.)
Denise Patrick of Panama Roadrunner Secure Transport – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Canadian expats from Roadrunner Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe number of expats in Coronado, Panama, is a number that varies day to day, but I would guess it is somewhere from 4,500 to 5,000.
 
There are not so many local Panamanians in Coronado because it is a weekend-based community. So Coronado would be populated by probably 70% expats during the week and probably 30% expats on the weekends. 
 
(Canadian expats in Panama, greeting future expats at airport, pictured.)
Karyn Saunders of Inside Panama Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Until 7 years ago Coronado Panama was the beach vacation area for Panamanians.  This was until expats from around the world saw Coronado as a retirement destination.  Within the last 5 years the town of Coronado has not only increased exponentially in commerce but in population.  The ratio of foreign expats from Monday to Friday is:
  • 40% Canadian
  • 30% Americans
  • 30% Europeans including Eastern Europe
On the weekend the Panamanians from the city (Panama City) will come to enjoy the beach.  At that point the ratio changes to 70% Panamanian to 30% Expats.

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