Health Tourism

August 26th, 2010
Health Tourism in Panama - Photo courtesy: Hospital Punta Pacifica


Board-certified bi-lingual doctors, sophisticated procedures – big savings

Panama’s reputation as the most health-conscious country in Latin America dates back to the construction of the Panama Canal when the Isthmus was freed from tropical diseases. Not only did U.S. doctors help to eradicate malaria, yellow fever and typhoid; they inspired generations of Panamanian physicians to train in the US and Europe and return to their homeland to build hospitals with the latest technology.

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Churches & Temples

August 26th, 2010


Assembly of God. Calle 75, Tel. 261-7660, E-mail:

Minor Basilica Don Bosco. Catholic, Tel: 227-4561.  E-mail:

Faith Baptist. La Boca, English speaking congregation 6607-6009.

Panama Baptist Convention. Tel. 253-5806.

First Isthmian Baptist Church. Cristóbal, Cl. 13. Tel. 445-12-37 E-mail:

Salvation Army. Tel. 261-8859, 261-8091 E-mail:

Anglican Episcopal. Ancón , Panamá. Tel. 262-2097 E-mail:

Panama Evangelic Methodist.

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Remote Chiriquí coast starts developing

August 24th, 2010
Vida Nueva development in Chiriquí


The fabulous coast of the Chiriqui province is attracting ever more attention. Development began a few years ago in the Boca Chica area. A handful of small hotels appeared and a good road was built. River estuaries, mangroves, peninsulas and bays with white sand beaches make the coastline interesting and islands abound just offshore.

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Looking for a home – Vol. 36#2

August 24th, 2010
El Alcázar in Coronado

Despite the worldwide financial crisis, the real estate market in Panama, while it has levelled off from the boom situation of recent years, remains active. Foreign buyers are still arriving in considerable numbers to look for homes and properties.

For homes, there are many developments to choose from. In Panama City, apartments constitute a buyers’ market and there are interesting offers of houses in the Old Quarter and outer city environs.

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