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Tranquility is the big one for me. Also, as a side note Panama used to have great tax incentives some years back. Not sure if this is still true, but it was something like 20 years no real estate tax if you built a home over $30k or $40k.

Yup, still exists based on what I researched

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@Xav1029, why Miama instead of Panama? Desire to return to Panama? Goal?

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@Xav1029, why Miama instead of Panama? Desire to return to Panama? Goal?

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I want to return to Panama because of the opportunity that exists down there right now. I am from Central America, and Panama is the only country I would move my family to(if I had one). With the widening of the Canal, they are expecting Panama City to become the New York of Central and South America. Too much world interest to allow anything crazy to happen there(I was in El Salvador during the Civil War there). I am in the construction industry, and know that residential construction in other parts of America further behind than it should be. I am fluent in Spanish and English, so I would not be in culture shock. Dream is to build custom homes to American standards in Panama.

I also miss mountains, but hate cold weather. I kind of want to be secluded from western society, but not give up the luxuries

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widening of the Canal, they are expecting Panama City to become the New York of Central and South America

Panama Canal expansion project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Expansion Program - PanCanal.com

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Anekdoten had chosen Uruguay, in Punta del Este.
He said he had done his homework to choose a decent SA country to live in.

I made a quick excerpt from his chatroom (2008) that explains why.

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Hi mike,
Central America is a great place to retire! Cheap, interesting culture and friendly people.
I have been living in Bocas Del Toro, Panama for the last 3 years. Its a small archipeligo on the caribbean side.
Theres a few islands to chose from and a main island where you can eat out and get supplies and what not. It is a 30 min boat ride from the mainland to get out there.
The place is beautiful with plenty of amazing beaches and some decent diving and surfing to go along with them!
It is a little more expensive compared to the rest of central america but it just depends on what you are after..
There is a big ex-pat community with plenty of events and live music.
If you want to know more you can let me know.
Also been around most of the countries surrounding Panama.
The cheapest and most beautiful as far as scenery and culture I would say is Guatemala.
Nicaragua is also a beautiful country and is probably even a little cheaper than Guatemala..
If you want some info about places in Guatemala or Nicaragua that are worth checking out or any other info feel free to let me know.
Sam

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Guatemala is beautiful, however, the crime right now is unbearable. I have family that lives in Guatemala, and even though we experienced the civil war in El Salvador, they are still afraid to go out and socialize during the night in Guatemala City. The cartels are pulling Scarface moves and opening fire in public places with no regard for human life. That being said, Antigua is still one of my favorite places in the world.

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True.. Good idea just to stay away from the city.. Always spent as little time as possible there.. Agree that the crime rate in the city is out of control.. Outside of the city however I felt very safe and there are plenty of places that you can go out and feel safe. Been there 3 times in the last 3 years and have had no problem with crime personally and have always felt safe walking around at night.. In the city is a different story!

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Hi mike,
Central America is a great place to retire! Cheap, interesting culture and friendly people.
I have been living in Bocas Del Toro, Panama for the last 3 years. Its a small archipeligo on the caribbean side.
Theres a few islands to chose from and a main island where you can eat out and get supplies and what not. It is a 30 min boat ride from the mainland to get out there.
The place is beautiful with plenty of amazing beaches and some decent diving and surfing to go along with them!
It is a little more expensive compared to the rest of central america but it just depends on what you are after..
There is a big ex-pat community with plenty of events and live music.
If you want to know more you can let me know.
Also been around most of the countries surrounding Panama.
The cheapest and most beautiful as far as scenery and culture I would say is Guatemala.
Nicaragua is also a beautiful country and is probably even a little cheaper than Guatemala..
If you want some info about places in Guatemala or Nicaragua that are worth checking out or any other info feel free to let me know.
Sam

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sssssssssssssssshhhhhh. 1st rule of bocas is that we don't talk about bocas

my profile pict is from our dock on Carenaro. Haven't jumped to full time yet but suspect someday we will.

some area info
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The World's Best Photos of bocasdeltoro and water - Flickr Hive Mind

Hey Chris, beautiful flickr pics there. Are you in 'bama right now or Bocas? You maintain it as a 'summer home' (or 'winter home')?

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