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Young and Old --- Immigration to Panama via overland

My travel companion has been assisting persons both young and old (the older are retiring) traveling overland from North America to Panama. Many are using "caravans" , trailers or motorhomes to take some of their possessions on to Panama

Since 2013 he told me he has guided over 45 persons who are permanently RELOCATING to Panama and some to Nicaragua. He has developed a somewhat "easy" border crossing form, and they are camping in secure locations enroute. It has been a combo of travel and tourism on the way over a twenty day journey.

They sometimes find a ideal place while traveling before they reach Panama, to come back to. Some of the choices have been El Salvador, Nicaragua, but none in Costa Rica - because of the high expense and government rules and the attitude of the natives.

See the road - The Pan American Highway while going south.

Posted by rvcampertravele 18:28 Archived in Panama Tagged south america highway road camping latin rv american caravan log pan retirement retire adventuretours trekoftheamericas ameirca Comments (1)

Retiring in LATIN AMERICA

Discover your place to live by "scouting" in a RV or camper

sunny 26 °C

RETIRE AT HOME? or INVESTIGATE YOUR LATIN AMERICAN OPTIONS while driving the Americas! You have probably heard; Retire in Mexico, Retire in Costa Rica, or I can live on my $1000/month pension, like a King in Nicaragua or Panama !....... well there are some places you can retire to that you may love to be in and also the climates are favorable, maybe because of a medical condition. Also there are countries that have many medical benefits and low-cost or free care.

Foreign Retirement is a discussion in itself, pros and cons, countries have encouraged the foreign retiree by offering many incentives such as free importation of household goods, auto, and a duty-free status as a retired person. Panama has a straight 20% discount to all retirees at all restaurants, 30% on movies, and many admissions are also included.

A way to "investigate" the different Latin Possibilities in your RV is to go drive on the Pan American Highway to the tip of South America! This way you can visit, not only the big cities, but the small towns, and villages, farms, and communities in between. Actually living in your RV, you can see the way you have to buy groceries, buy propane, water, pay taxes (if any), and get the feel of the neighborhoods. The local garage, hardware store, restaurant, and know how much a loaf of bread costs. This you usually can not do by flying in and staying in hotels.

If you drive the Pan Am Highway from the USA, you will pass through about 13 different countries, various cultures (Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, English, and Welch), The foods and wines are also a great experience. See for yourself, go to the end of the worlds' longest highway. You can do by yourself with pre-planning and you can also go with a motorhome, or trek group that does this type of tours or expeditions over the inter-american roadway.

I have traveled it and found about a half dozen places very nice...it's the decision of "which" I am still thinking....you have to choose between culture, foods, medical, climates, sports, fishing, birds, nature, and the friendliness of the various residents is so overwhelming ...that why it is so difficult of a decision.

Posted by rvcampertravele 11:34 Archived in Colombia Tagged adventure retire latinamerica trekoftheamericas panamericanhighway Comments (0)

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