Monthly Archives: April 2015

Boquete Early Retirement in U.S. News & World Report

The allure of retirement in an exotic tropical destination is something many people dream of, but until recently, few people had the courage and vision to do.  That is changing. What was once considered unusual and odd is now hip.  For some the move is a temporary, yet indefinite adventure – to relocate and have Read More

“Birder Finds Panama Packed With Species”

  A wonderful aspect of being in Panama is the number of brightly colored bird species. While many of our clients choose to move to Boquete for lifestyle, economic or political reasons, some come for the birds. Ardent birders find Boquete a paradise. We’ve had several couples cite the many birds as a main attraction Read More

$30 million Convention Center Proposed for David, Panama

Photo is from El Informe article about the recently rebuilt Central Park – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in the center of David, Panama A big convention center in David would be an exciting development.  It is in the proposal phase and so it is not yet clear how likely this project will come to fruition. Read More

Second Artificial Island to Be Built Off Panama City

The first island is now complete and so the second comes right behind. “Boskalis Ready for the 2nd Artificial Island Dredging Today, April 1, 2015 Dutch Prime Minister, Mr. Mark Rutte will from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 April 2015 visit Panama, having been invited by President Juan Carlos Varela to attend the Summit of Read More

Panama’s International Film Festival also Highlights Growth of Theatres

Coinciding with the Summit of the Americas was another great Panama event, the International Film Festival of Panama.  The event based in historic Casco Viejo screened over 60 films from around the world. It brought attention to Panama’s film making community as well as the growth in high-end movie theatres as featured in the Boston Read More

Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama on exhibit in Philadelphia

Panama is rich in its history of indigenous people.  This exhibition at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia shows the intricate artistry of the Coclé in Panama. There is an area of downtown Boquete called El Huacal where people say that the indigenous used to bury their deceased along with gold artifacts and other “huacas.” It Read More

An Amusing Look at the Summit of the Americas

Panamanians are fun-loving people with a great sense of humor.  This promo is from Doit Center. Think Home Depot or Lowe’s with a Panamanian twist – that’s Doit Center in Panama.  The chain has been successful in satisfying retail building needs and is a particularly popular spot to shop in David, Panama near Boquete at Read More

Summit of the Americas – Big Impact on Panama, US gains Popularity

The anticipated meeting between Obama and Castro occurred this week at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City. (Time article on the Summit below NYT article) The event shined a light on Panama, injected an estimated $80 – $100 million into Panama’s economy, brought in an estimated 50,000 influential visitors, and lifted Panama’s political, Read More

Biggest U.S. – Panama Commercial Transaction Ever – Copa buys 61 jets from Boeing

Copa is really on the move.  It seems every few months there is a big expansion announcement from the Panamanian airline. The purchase of billions in new planes is a huge move for the growing airline.  Expect to keep hearing more from Copa.  Most of the news will be in the form of direct flights Read More

Happy Birthday Boquete – Celebration plus Grand Equestrian Parade – 104 on April 11th

The streets were full this past weekend of fun-loving Boqueteños in honor of the 104th birthday of the founding of Boquete. The mayor unveiled a new statue near the entrance to town in honor of those who have worked so hard to make the town the jewel it is today.  Their hard work and dedication along Read More