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Daryl Ries of Keller Williams Panama, associate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The majority of Coronado residents are not expats.  Panamanians, from the city, have long been the residents of Coronado, the first beach community with the Coronado Resort, Golf and Beach Club, in existence for over 60 years. This gives Coronado an edge as the haven for the more prosperous of Panama, with a history and sense of privilege that goes with it.
 
Panamenos are connected to Americans by history and commerce and so enjoy the presence of Americans, who they think of as neighbors and friends.  This is particularly so with the business and professional sector of Panama, who have often been educated in the States and have relatives living there. There is a bond also with Spanish and South American residents of Coronado, where speaking Spanish is a social asset.  However, all these residents speak fluent English, and are happy to converse with Americans, who often do not speak Spanish.
 
Coronado, Panama is a mixed community, and, because of its easy access to the city and convenient amenities, two beaches, and the Coronado Resort and Equestrian center, is likely to stay that way. I do not think that most Americans coming here are looking for other Americans exclusively, but enjoy the 'mixture' as part of the Panama experience.
Kevin Painter of Azura – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Women in traditional Panamanian dress; the pollera – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingExpats are treated fairly here in Coronado, Panama. I think the longer you live here, the more you get to know the locals and they accept you more. I've been treated very fairly by everybody. I started this company here and I had to deal with a lot of bureaucracy. I've been treated very well. It was far easier to get this development going here in Panama than anywhere else I tried In the United Kingdom or in the United States. 
 
There is no resentment towards expats here in Coronado. As an example, after eight years here, my wife still speaks no Spanish.  If you go shopping with her, you will see the guys at the meat counter in the local supermarket just have a ball with her because she’s just pointing to things. They enjoyed my wife walking into their store because it's different for them. They have fun and my wife doesn’t feel uncomfortable.
 
My son spoke fluent Spanish within 24 months and he loves it here now. I often ask him if he would like to go back anywhere and he says “no” because he loves it here.  In actual fact he is just about to get married to a lawyer in the city (Panama City) here and they're expecting their first baby. So everything’s working out really well. My son is now 28. We moved here when he was 19 years old.
 
(Pictured: women in traditional Panamanian dress; the pollera.)
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locals and expats Villa Campana, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
We expats here in Coronado are treated with open arms. Panamanians are extremely welcoming. They are very helpful and they do their best to find a solution, get something done, or help you with whatever you need. They are used to Americans and they are appreciative of what expats bring, which is a different way of thinking. We bring jobs and that helps families. We bring in different restaurants and different products and services and other things like that, which are always intriguing to Panamanians. Panamanians here in Coronado are extremely welcoming of expats. 
 
(Locals and expats working together selling property in the Panamanian mountains with a view of the Pacific Ocean, pictured.)
RICH Novak of RE/MAX Beaches & City! INC. – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
I do not know any expats who have had any problems with how locals and other people treat them here in Coronado, Panama. There have been Americans in Panama since the 1900's so the Panamanians are used to having foreigners here. I personally never had a problem with a Panamanian. My Spanish is very bad, yet the locals make an effort to speak English in order to communicate with me.
Vannessa Solano of Activentas, S.A. – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account

A lot of expats live in Coronado so it is quite normal to see an expat anywhere there. Panamanians like Americans because they help by giving some jobs to the locals. Americans almost always need someone to do their gardens or clean their houses.

Sarah Booth of Panama Holiday Homes &  Buyer's Consultant with My Panama Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Local Panamanians treat expats in Coronado wonderfully. I have lived here longer than most expats in the area. I have been in Panama for 9 years and in Coronado, 7 years and I have never felt any kind of resentment from anybody, just a lot of kindness, and a lot of help. Panamanians are very nice people.
Cecilio F. Saenz Fisher of SIUMA REALTY – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The expats in Coronado, Panama are treated very nicely and as nice as any other citizen because expats represent a very important number of residents in the Coronado area and in Panama in general. Also you will discover that most of the permanent residents inside the Coronado neighborhood speak English fluently and that they have a lot of cultural things in common.
Marla Diaz of United Country Panama Coastal Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Americans and other expats are treated very well by local Panamanians in Coronado, Panama.  The Panamanians in this area are generous, simple people who will always go out of their way to help you.
 
Actually, 80% of your interactions with people in Coronado will be with other expats as there are so many of us but, when you are out and about in town at the supermarkets, banks and restaurants you will find that the local Panamanians are very curious about foreigners and if they know even the slightest bit of English they will show it off proudly in any circumstance that arises.
Ana Camboa of Desarrollo Turistico Buenaventura – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
In general, living abroad does not have to be a sad experience or to lead to homesickness.  This is even more true for those who decide to move to Panama. Most communities in the countryside of Panama are usually inhabited by kind, friendly and easygoing people. This is the case in Coronado, Panama.
 
Here in Coronado, Americans and other expats are treated with respect and kindness, and locals expect the same treatment in return.
 
I want to make clear that customer service in Panama is very poor.  I’m sorry to tell you this, but I have to be honest.  We, the Panamanians, do not have a culture of service. But this does not diminish our quality as human beings, our warmth in treating others, and everyone’s idiosyncrasies.
 
I assure you that most of you will find and have very good relationships and friendships here.
Lourdes Townshend of Multimodal  & Logistic Transports Magazine – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The citizens of Panamá and the United States are a traditional and very friendly "combo".
 
Locals don't treat foreigners any differently than they treat other Panamanians.  Panamanians are very warm and friendly people, and as long as you follow the law and demonstrate respect, Panamanians are very happy to interact with whatever neighbor of theirs wants to live a precious life in Panamá.

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