I am an expat and I love it! I spent the majority of my working years in the States, but the Caribbean was calling my name in retirement. My life partner, Doug, and I settled on Panama to enjoy our golden years.
Between us, we have four grown children and five grandchildren who love to visit us and our over-the-water, off-grid home in this tropical paradise.
Before we chose Panama, we traveled to several other countries to find our place in the sun. Here’s what we learned in the process and why, after 12 years of living here full time, we would choose Panama for retirement all over again.
Our Original Location Options
I thought we would love Hawaii, but as it turned out, it was too far from my family and very expensive, and the temperature of the Pacific Ocean was too cold for me.