Q: I want to buy a place in Panama for my retirement. I’ve got friends down there and they just love it. But what if it’s not for me?
A: From what I’ve read, based on safety, cost of living, infastructure, beauty, and climate, Panama is a top retirement spot. Seems worth investigating. Since you already have friends down there, why not simply rent an apartment for a couple of months and see how it feels? Sure, it’s money up front but it would be worth knowing how the reality meshes with the fantsay. Let me know how it works out!