VivaColombia, New Competition for Panama’s Travel Industry

VivaColombia- sleek and modern aircraft.

VivaColombia- sleek and modern aircraft.

The seating seems comfortable and roomy by industry standards.

The seating seems comfortable and roomy by industry standards. traveladept.com

Panamanians and all those who reside in Panama have new options to visit other countries now. While in recent years Panama has added air routes to Spain and France, the window now opens to incorporate growth flights to nearby destinations like Colombia. Competition is most assuredly showing an impact on rates, making them more accessible for travelers.  Continue reading

Retiring to Panama- Your Options

Our own jubilados enjoy their regular games of dominoes and their daily ration of sunshine in the older sectors of the city.

Panama has become one of the most touted places in this hemisphere in choosing a place to retire to, especially in the United States, and for good reason. However, let’s update the information that is out there so that you may make an informed choose.  It is one thing to watch the promotional infomercials highlighting Panama as a retirement haven, however, it is an entirely different issue to actually come to live here for good and, essentially, invest your hard earned retirement income here in Panama. Also, as we’ve advised many friends in the states and Canada, you need to make an exploratory trip to Panama and soak up the atmosphere as well as the realities here to include the “gut feelings” you pick up in your plans. Continue reading