If you have any doubt that moving to a tropical paradise with a slower pace and a lower cost of living is good for you, read this testimonial from International Living and from Sam Taliaferro’s Panama Investor Blog.
Richard Detritch and his wife Nikki used to live in California. It was beautiful, but expensive and stressful. Five years ago they moved to the Panamanian mountain village of Boquete, which they credit for reducing their blood pressure by 20 points each.
“Both my wife and I had high blood pressure in the States. After we moved to Boquete, both of our blood pressures dropped at least 20 points…without our changing any of our eating or exercise habits.” Just living the good life in Boquete seems to have made all the difference.”
Boquete is in the Province of Chiriqui, just an hour or so from Isla Palenque. It has been written about by dozens of blogs, websites, magazines and newspapers for being one of the best places in the world to retire, and now has an enclave of North American and European retirees living there. Of the village’s 4,100 residents, over 600 are foreigners who have chosen to relocate there.
Sam says, “Richard’s new home is close to some of the world’s best beaches. The turquoise-ringed islands of the Panama Caribbean and the powdery sands of the Pacific coast are close enough for day tripping.”
Those Pacific sands he mentions are those from the beaches in the Gulf of Chiriqui, and Isla Palenque has some of the best. So whether you love the cool mountain highlands of Boquete or the warm beaches of Isla Palenque, moving to Panama might just be the healthiest move you ever make.