Navigating Government Offices in Panama

utilities service

Are you ready to live or work in Panama? If you are, be prepared to maneuver through bureaucracy, especially government bureaucracy. Sounds boring I know, but like must everything else in Panama for the foreign resident it can be quite an adventure. Here are a few rules to live by when making your way through the bureaucratic machine … [Read more...]

Colibri Productions Real Estate Drone Reel

HD aerial drone

Real Estate Developers or any other business looking for aerial video footage now have a new marketing tool available at their disposal. Colibri Productions from Ciudad del Saber in Panama City has included state of the art drone capabilities to their high definition aerial video services. I have written before about my talented … [Read more...]

Growing Organic Tomatoes in Panama

tropical organic gardening

Organic Tomatoes Grown in the tropical climate of Panama. I have personally been responsible for planting over 5000 tropical fruit and hardwood trees in Panama and I have propagated more than 10,000 Vetiver or "Valariana" plants. Vetiver is an incredibly versatile plant used world wide. I am not trying to brag, just want to make a … [Read more...]

Panama Snake Bite

anti-venom serpent

It was bound to happen eventually. After nearly a decade living here in the tropics, spending time hiking through remote jungles, swimming across murky sometimes muddy rivers, machete-ing through head high weeds as thick as over grown invasive pampas grass, camping for weeks on end in secluded nearly untouched mountains, a days hike … [Read more...]

Playa el Toro Surf Sun and Moon Rise

panama surf

Though it is not the most consistent surfing beach in Panama, Playa el Toro is known to throw out a few surf nuggets every once in a while. Located just outside of town from Pedasi towards the developments of Andromeda and Costa Pedasi, Playa el Toro is to the left when the road forks on the way to Playa La Garita. Playa el Toro is a … [Read more...]

Health Care Service in Panama

medical hospital

Most foreigners considering a move to Panama worry about medical care. Quality of health insurance, medical care, medical facilities, public hospitals and private clinics are topics of interest I repeatedly encounter by serious investors. Most of these folks are retirees with concerns usually based upon staying healthy during the golden … [Read more...]

Colibri Productions Aerial HD Filming Company

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Imagine flying at 100mph just a few feet above dense jungle tree tops, banking turns through unspoiled mountain river gorges, blades nearly touching the rapids below, hovering high above tropical island indian villages surrounded by crystal clear water and ocean reefs, following whale pods from high above the mighty Pacific Ocean, … [Read more...]

Property Purchase in Panama

property purchase

Many come here to Panama on vacation to look around and decide to purchase property. If you are one of those that have worked through the property search and are ready to "pull the trigger" on your own little piece of paradise here is a quick break down of the process. I have bought and sold a number of properties here over the years … [Read more...]

Feria Internacional de Azuero

panama fair

La Feria Internacional de Azuero is the peninsulas version of a country fair. Held each year in the town of Los Santos (near Chitre), the Azuero fair attracts people from all over the country. Just like the Feria Internacional de David, Azuero's International Fair is made up of nearly every type of business vendor. Local craftsmen … [Read more...]

Playa Destiladeros Surf

playa destiladeros

Only a few minutes by car south of Pedasi is a beautiful set of beaches locally called Destiladeros. To find the turn off just look for the Cafe Limon sign on the left hand side of the highway, only minutes outside of Pedasi when driving towards Playa Venao. Destiladeros is the name of a tiny community just up the road from these … [Read more...]