News & Information about Panama | Panama's Blogs & Sites


Want to know what's going on and get a good idea about what life in Panama is like? Check out the following blogs! At the end of the list you'll find the websites of Panama's most important newspapers as well.

What's going on in Panama?


Habla Ya Panama Spanish Schools' Blog

From Habla Ya's Blog: Why should Habla Ya have a Blog? This is a question that I have been asking myself a lot rather lately and although I think I still do not have the "correct" answer I do feel I'm getting there. At Habla Ya we want to offer the best Spanish learning EXPERIENCE and with EXPERIENCE we mean lots of things. With a Blog we'll be able to share with people from all over the world the EXPERIENCE that our students are currently LIVING at our Spanish schools in Boquete, Bocas del Toro and Panama City, Panama. For now, the Habla Ya EXPERIENCE will be the main theme of our Blog.
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PANAMA-GUIDE.com

Panama Guide is the #1 English Language web site about the Republic of Panama. There are currently 8,582 articles in our ever-expanding database and we update daily so check back often. Last month an average of 5,177 people visited Panama-Guide.com every day to follow current events and to use the other resources available. We provide English language Panama news as well as information about all of the other things you need to know if you plan to visit or live here. We focus on those topics and issues which are of greatest importance to the English speaking expatriate community. And if you can't find what you need to know, we take requests. Welcome aboard, and tell your friends.
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PTY LIFE

I first visited in Panama when I was 18 in 2009 with a Panamanian friend that was studying abroad at my college in Louisville, Kentucky. Driving from Panama's Tocumen International Airport into the city was a mighty skyline of glistening glass skyscrapers and construction cranes. I was instantly intrigued as to how a third world country could look like this. The 15 days I spent there were a whirlwind from the second I landed. My friend immediately took me out to a chic nightclub on Calle Uruguay that was then called The Loft where we bought cheap bottles of Absolut. We then had a 6am flight to Bocas del Toro that we almost missed because of the previous night's party. The flight ended up being on “Panama Time” so everything worked out. In Bocas I drank Cerveza Panama for the first time while I waded in turquoise Caribbean water on a deserted island. From Bocas I went to the chilly mountains in Boquete where Panama's coffee and produce is grown and then headed back to the city. I then booked three more trips to Panama and then finally moved on July 4, 2011 (I know it's ironic to move from the U.S. on the 4th of July but flights were cheaper) with my dog Riley to finish my final two years of college in Panama.
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Permanently Panama

Permanently Panama is your guide to "living better" in Panama– providing action-oriented advice & motivation on everything from earning income to creating a life of freedom and adventure.
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Panama Dude

I hail from the frozen tundras of Canada, where like many other Canadians I was forced to hibernate for months on end, filling my belly with stews, heavy soups and other comfort foods to gain necessary fats to keep warm. One day, my wife drugged me and I woke up in Panama. So here I am, making the best of things. Okay, my name is Al and writing is one of my passions, along with baseball – and using dashes to break up run on sentences. I've written screenplays, short stories, web content, corporate communications and technical documentation. Oh, and some songs to my wife but they're not very good…or romantic…or…good.
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Panama Daze

Life since I got here has been about adjusting to different conditions, doing things a different way, shifting my way of thinking. We (the mouse in my pocket and the editor in my head) have a few favorite topics. Fun with Spanish: It's soooo easy to embarrass yourself when speaking a new language, and often so very funny if you look at life that way. I love the taste of words, which often makes trouble for me even in my native tongue.
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The Panama News

he Panama News is for the most part a volunteer organization.
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The Panama Report

Panama Real Estate, information about Panama Travel and Panama Vacation Investment opportunities.
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The Gringo Guide to Panama

You've just solidified your work contract for your new job. Now what? You're bringing your spouse. You need a place to live. You have kids who need a school. Where to begin? Or maybe you're moving to Panama to retire, or to make your money go further. Whatever the reason you've chosen to come to Panama, you've got your work cut out for you.
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The Panama Adventure

We are a couple of Americans who have decided to retire to Panama, specifically David in Chiriqui Province. I have made this blog to document our experiences so we can remember everything, keep friends and family updated, and maybe it will help someone else doing the same thing or considering such a move
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Panama for Real

My name's Chris Powers. I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but grew up, mostly, in South Florida. The Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale area. Life's adventures have moved me to San Diego, California, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Anchorage, Alaska, Chicago (and the suburbs), Illinois, and Columbus, Ohio. Now I'm living in Panama City, Panama, where I've been for going on four years. I started Panama For Real because I'd spent time traveling around Panama for a successful online publisher based here in Panama, and I just felt that there was a wider audience for this info. Not only the wealthy should benefit from insider information. I'm here and I'm learning new stuff all the time, so why not share that with others dreaming of making the same move.
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Let the Adventure Begin

The Adventerous Duo! We are ready to escape the fast paced life in the Bay Area for a slower paced , hopefully more peaceful life in Panama. Follow our Adventure , come on , Lets Go!
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Panama for Beginners

Hey everyone, I'm Mike, a 28 year old American expat who has been living in Panama City since February 2014 with my Panamanian-American wife. Even though my wife was from Panama and I had been visiting for years, I was still in for a big culture shock.
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Along the Gringo Trail

We moved our lives to Panama on Sept. 3rd, 2011 for an early retirement. Please come along with us on our crazy adventures. Since this is a personal blog if you have ever been a part of our lives you may be mentioned here. The names have not been changed to protect the innocent. Please keep reading and hope you enjoy!
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PTY English News

PTY English NEWS is a division of a publishing company founded in 1988 in California by our current American editor and publisher. In 2005 he moved the publishing company to Panama City, Panama employing approximaely 15 Panamanians. Over the past 26 years we have published and distributed eight monthly newsletters in print and electronically to the real estate financial industry in the United State with a monthly readership of over 500,000. Now, we endeavor to bring our years of publishing experience to PTY English NEWS with the intent of providing the English speaking community in Panama and abroad a quality and well edited news publication about all things pertaining to the culture and current events of Panama.
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One More Good Adventure

About…rather an all-encompassing word. This blog is About whatever happens to be interesting me at the moment. The things that interest me though are: Panama. In May, 2009, I received residency status in Panama. I am currently house sitting in Potrerillos Arriba (of course there's also an Abajo) about 3,000 feet above the city of David (Dah VEED) not far from the Costa Rican border.
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Loving Retirement in Panama

David and I never thought about retiring to a foreign country until visiting Costa Rica. Even then, we had reservations about the rising costs, high crime and lack of infrastructure. Then we went to Panama, specifically Boquete. When we were at PTY airport on our first return trip back to the US back in 2011, I said that it felt like we were leaving home, not returning home. From that point on, we were hooked. It took 2 years and many return trips, but we are now expats living in Boquete.
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Banana Republic

Okke Ornstein is an award winning journalist, TV/Radio producer and photographer from the Netherlands and currently based in Panama. Specialized in high-impact investigative journalism, his work has led to arrests, questions in parliament and the downfall of many frauds and swindles. Ornstein is the most-prosecuted foreign journalist in Panama, largely because of the inconvenient truths he writes on the Bananama Republic blog, where he writes about the isthmian nation in an attempt to keep his sanity in this cynic's paradise while at the same time trying to blend in with the English speaking expatriate community (see photo).
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Finding Myself in Panama

My wife has a blog, The Panama Adventure, and I enjoy seeing her posts. She has a lot on her plate and If I wanted to be able to help out I needed to know more about blogging, SO…I thought I should start a blog also to see what has to be done and how to do it. I'm starting today, and little by little I hope to learn some things that may help her and entertain anyone who drops in… Thanks for looking!
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Latitude Adjustment

Bienvenidos! We are John and Susan Pazera, short-time residents of Long Beach, Calif. In 2001, we took our last sail out under the Golden Gate Bridge and set off on the trip of our lives: a three-year journey down the Pacific coast and through the Panama Canal. Although that “making a living” thing has interfered in the meantime, the sailing adventure has never left us – and it's driven a passion for travel and new experiences that informs almost every major decision we make. And now the adventure continues. After almost a decade of “what ifs,” dreaming, and planning, we're moving ourselves lock stock and barrel to the highlands of Western Panama. On April 29 we're boarding a red-eye flight from LAX to Panama City with two big dog crates, two sweet dogs, and not much more, to find out what lies around the next bend. Our decision to move to Panama has been in the works for many years. Now that it's coming to fruition we want to share our experience through this blog. Our hope is that you too will be inspired to jump out of your comfort zone and find the thing that floats your boat — and perhaps even plan an escape of your own!
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Pura Vida Epiphany

Welcome to Pura Vida Epiphany! This blog is a writing project chronicling ex-pat relocation and living in Central America. The focus is on our make-shift family's move to Boquete, Panama, and our combined desire to transcend the dying American Dream, in search of our best lives. Our cast of characters, comprised of consummate travelers, includes a pair of pensionados, a couple with a young daughter, plus two cats and an old dog – all imported from the States. I invite you to follow our adventure into Panamanian culture and life overseas. I will share valuable information, distill life lessons, dabble in photography and travel writing, and, hopefully, experience a few altering epiphanies along the way.
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Our Third Life-Pedasi, Panama

In 2010, we, Mikkel & Connie Moller, started thinking about retirement and where we would live. After much research, we made two visits to Panama, February 2012 & January 2013. It became obvious that this is where God was sending us, not only to retire, but to serve Him – our “Third Life”. We have created this blog to share with family and friends our adventure in moving from Auburn in the Sierra foothills of California to the beach village of Pedasi, Panama.
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In Da Campo

In May of 2012 after searching for a place to land away from the snowy winters in Canada and this is where we are living la vida, on the Azuero Peninsula. My blog reflects what living in Panama is like but retirement has also given me time to explore many other areas that interest me. Pull up a chair, and let's pour a cup of delicious Panamanian coffee or a cold Panama cerveza and have a chat. Everything else can wait until mañana in the campo.
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La Prensa

Líder en excelencia periodística, innovador, comprometido con la comunidad y que ofrece valor agregado a sus lectores, clientes, Asociados y accionistas con proyección internacional. Superar las expectativas de lectores, clientes, Asociados y accionistas.
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El Panamá América

La más completa selección de noticias de última hora, nacionales, provincias, financieras, deportes, opinion, tecnologia, estilo de vida, mundo, audios, imágenes y mucho mas sobre los acontecimientos que ocurren en nuestro país y el mundo...
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El Siglo

El diario EL SIGLO en la actualidad se proyecta como uno de los diarios de mayor circulación, credibilidad y aceptación entre los lectores. Mientras los demás diarios han alzado el precio en sus ejemplares, el diario EL SIGLO ha mantenido a 25 centavos el costo de su diario, en medio de la crisis económica, facilitando al más humilde la adquisición del diario voceado cada mañana por los "canillitas" y llevando un mensaje claro, diáfano que responde a las inquietudes y acontecer de la vida nacional e internacional.
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La Crítica

Crítica en Línea, el diario de mayor circulación en Panamá.
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Mi Diario

La voz de Panamá.
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Panama Investor Blog

An inventor by profession Sam has developed and patented numerous technologies used in industrial factories throughout the world. He has built a number of manufacturing operations, the last one in Costa Rica in 1995. In 2000 he had an idea to create Valle Escondido, a residential resort community in the mountain highlands of Panama that would appeal to those looking for an exotic yet first world lifestyle. The small village where the project is located is fast becoming known throughout the world as a retirement/tourist hot spot. It was rated the number one foreign retirement destination in the western hemisphere by the AARP in 2002 and one of the top five best lifestyle values in the world by Fortune Magazine in 2005. The success of the project has been acclaimed to have lit the fuse that started the land rush that is currently going on in Panama.
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Cool Panama

CoolPanama.com is a portal for the republic of Panama. We try to offer our visitors a nice website with an almost complete collection of live signals from Panama, with links, streaming links, live images and more. CoolPanama.com is not: a radio station, a TV station, a job agency, a dating agency, a contact agency, etc.
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Backpack Panama

I came to Panama 5 years ago and covered the inevitable cost overruns of building a resort by writing about the local real estate market for International Living and creating an English program for Ernst and Young Central America. I am the co-founder and co-owner of The Lost and Found, an Eco-resort and adventure tour company on 11 hectares in the Fortuna Forest.
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