Panama Archive

Plenty of Progress in Panama

Panama is often touted as an undiscovered gem on the tourism side of things, but now the travelers’ interest in the country may finally be catching up to the business and expat interest. Once again, the country experienced a record year for tourism, with a year-over-year increase of 10.7 percent for 2015. This made Panama […]

Is Panama the Best Country for Retirement?

International Living just put out its annual global retirement index and, as usual, Panama was #1 as the best place to retire. Their opinion is not the last word, of course, and there are plenty of factors behind the scene that could influence their judgment, but most of the ranking factors are objective ones such […]

The Advantages of a Condo Hotel Investment

Do you sometimes spend days or a week in a luxury hotel and say, “I think I could live here?” Everything is pristine, a maid cleans up every day, if something is not working you just call the front desk. If you get hungry you can pick up the phone and have just want you […]

The Grandfather Rum of Panama: Ron Abuelo

In Central America, there’s a pecking order of rums and I’ve yet to meet anyone who puts Ron Abuelo from Panama at the top. It’s certainly not bad, it just has some really tough competition and doesn’t quite rise to the level of the league’s top players. If you happen to be traveling in Panama, […]

Donald Trump’s Panama Tower Helped by the Fame

The media’s love affair with Donald Trump’s run for the U.S. presidency (and his reliable weekly gaffes) sure haven’t hurt apartment sales in his Panama City Trump Ocean Club. Despite the derogatory comments about Latino immigrants, nationals from throughout the Americas have been snapping up the remaining condos at a quickening pace. A report from […]

New Luxury Hotels Coming to Latin America

Autumn is travel trade conference season and we recently attended TravelMart Latin America and International Luxury Travel Mart Americas in the Mayakoba complex of the RIviera Maya. I got to check out the new Hyatt Playa del Carmen property, which is a shade shy of being luxury but has an incredible location on the water […]

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