Hopefully helpful & totally free
Panama Expat Info
Welcome to #OPERATIONEXPAT, a hopefully helpful and totally free resource for Panama expat info!
We’re Janet and Ken, future American expats in the very slow process of relocating to Playa Venao, Panamá — a laid back surf community on the Azuero Peninsula where you’ll find trees (Janet’s love), the ocean (Ken’s happy place), abundant nature and a simpler life (shared passions), and a wonderful culture.
“YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, BUT IF YOU DO IT RIGHT, ONCE IS ALL YOU NEED!”
This brilliant motto is at the heart of our journey. We look forward to living it in Panamá when the countdown above hits zero.
We’re not here to sell anything* — our aim is simply to share our thoughts, worries, excitements, education and experiences in the hopes of inspiring YOU to take the expat leap and, if you do, to make it easier.
* You will find the occasional Amazon affiliate link, which adds a few pennies (literally) to our Panamá piggy bank.
Buying property in Panama is not for everyone. It is an option for those with a willingness to invest the time to get educated, a stomach for risk, and a solid supply of bravery and faith. In early 2018, [...]