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Coronado, Panama…..Not To Be Confused With San Diego

Back in the 1940s, Coronado was just a few sleepy ranches alongside an unspoiled stretch of blue Pacific and black-and-white speckled beaches. However, Coronado is now a highly popular beach town on the Pacific coast of Panama.

Located an hour from Panama City, it is on the ‘Arco Seco’ (‘dry arch’) stretch of coastline, so named because of the remarkably low rainfall it receives each year.

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Terrazas de Panamá in Playa Coronado coming very soon

Terrazas de Panamá in Playa Coronado is a new shopping mall / center that is just about finished being buult. We arrived in Playa Coronado, Panamá around 4 months ago and this project was hardly block walls and steel coming up from the foundations. Now it is being painted and is looking like it will be opened any day.

Here are some photos I captured of the new murals today at Terrazas de Panamá Playa Coronado.

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Terrazas de panama tropiclivin shopping center playa coronado panama oeste

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It’s All About the Agua!! How Safe is the Water, Really?

After now living here for 4 months its safe to say that we have a pretty good idea of how safe the food and water is! I am a big blogger and fan of groups on Facebook. One of the groups that I check in on daily always has questions about living and moving to Panama.  A post just came up asking about the water and food, and was it safe to eat and drink here. The answer is very much YES!!

The community that we live in is lucky to be supplied by well water. It’s so fresh and pure and tastes great. Some other communities are supplied by IDAAN which is the water service for the whole country of Panama. They might have some issues with water if they have old pipes, or a leak in the system but that could happen in the USA or Canada.

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Staying Healthy Tips:

Travelers in Panama should have no problem staying healthy, as

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The voyage for the Beagles July 16th 2015

Panama City trip in the morning
Driving to Panama City

Again we had hear horror stories about the traffic going to the city so we planned an early start. People said leave by 4 am which I thought was insane, so we left around 5:30 am and let me tell you ……it’s no joke! They have one main road in and out of the city so it’s a ZOO!

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It gets REAL! Leaving California arriving in Panama.

The start of our adventure July 13, 2015 through July 14th “The day that never ended”.

LAX to Mexico City to Panama
Getting ready for the adventure of our life.

Deciding to move to Panama was easy, the act of getting there was going to be much more complicated. We knew that our 4 dogs were going to make the move with us, but we had no idea how to make it happen. After doing a little research online we found Panama Pet Relocation, a company that specializes in Pet Transport to and from the U.S. and Latin America.  Once we hammered out all the details is was going to cost us $6000 US dollars to transport them, including the paperwork for customs & immigration. This number was no easy pill to swallow at $1500 per dog!! So, instead we started considering our options.

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