Bocas quickly turned into a disappointment. I missed the Latin vibe and healthier food choices. However, what led us to depart the following morning was another reason entirely.
For the potential retiree, Panama offers big and unequaled advantages. There's warm weather year-round and lots of sunshine; a low cost of living that gets lower the farther you travel outside Panama City; and a foreign-resident-friendly tax system, meaning it's possible to live and do business here 100 percent Panama tax-free.