Panama City at night
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Shopping in Panama

Panamá has it all Panama’s merchants, operating in one of the great crossroads of the world, bring to the isthmus the finest merchandise and the volume generated by buyers who flock in from all over the Americas guarantees variety and excellent prices. A Value Added Tax of only 7%, one of the lowest in Lat-in …

Veraguas
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Veraguas

Tourism pamphlets boast that Veraguas is the only province with coasts on both oceans. This attribute doesn’t help the tourist because the Caribbean side across the mountains of the Continental Divide is still an undeveloped wilderness un-reachable by road. But the Pacific side has attractions in good measure. The provincial capital, Santiago, has simple but …

Playas del Pacífico
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Beaches

Cross the Canal from Panama City, over the Bridge of the Americas, or the Centennial Bridge onto the Pan American Highway and you are beachward bound. Panama’s Pacific coastline from Colombia in the east to Costa Rica in the west covers about 767 miles bordering six provinces. That’s a lot of beach. But a relatively …

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Panama – a good choice

Fitting the criteria for retirement, a second home or a second investment The trend to seek a retirement or alternative home abroad seems to be growing among people from many countries around the globe but especially among North Americans and Europeans. And Panama is becoming popular with these new-style immigrants. “International Living”, the renowned magazine …

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