There are plenty of reasons to feel safe investing in Panama, and plenty of reasons to believe your investments will earn you strong returns. But for those who want to spend time there, the reasons are something else altogether — Panama itself. As beautiful and diverse as the living creatures that inhabit this tiny, S-shaped country at the hub of the Americas, Panama offers up some of the best features of all worlds.
Want quiet? There are vast plains of quiet, looming mountains of quiet, lake upon blue lake of quiet. There is the silence of the mist-shrouded dawn over the hills of Boquete, silence enough for the songs of all 957 bird species that call this country home. There is the silence of dazzling starry nights on remote beaches, silence enough to hear the soft scrapings of a mother turtle digging her nest. There is also the silence of the underwater ocean, where manta rays, turtles, dolphins and a myriad brightly-hued fish peer wordlessly back at snorkelers overhead.
Want elbow room? There’s more than enough to go around. Fully half of Panama’s 3.2 million inhabitants live in Panama City. This leaves more than 29,000 square miles to roam freely, uncharted territories for your discovery, soil never trod by modern man. If that’s not enough, there are hundreds of islands to choose from. Bocas del Toro, San Blas, Pearl Islands, and many more, all just a short skim across the water.
Want thrills? Get ready for serious adrenaline. The wild currents of white-water rafting, the spray and swell of ocean kayaking, the sinuous motion of sharks while scuba-diving, the furious pull of the sport-fisherman’s line, the whizzing exhilaration of riding a zip-line through the rainforest — there’s no end of heart-pounding, breath-stopping action.
Want excitement? Panama City has excitement, the vibrant bustle of crowded streets, the glitz and glitter of soaring towers, the fragrant clatter of restaurants and cafes, the bright lights of theaters, music venues, shops, and the pulsing undercurrent of serious business transactions.
Want modern? Watch the impressive engineering of the Panama Canal as it channels more than half a million tons of cargo daily. Email pictures of a gorgeous ocean sunset from your balcony. Browse the exporters of the world for what you need in the Colon Free Zone, the western hemisphere’s largest free trade zone.
Want a little bit of everything? You’ve got it.