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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Pedasi, PANAMA

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Where to Retire in Pedasi and Home Prices

Pedasi is made up of a central road, a town center and residential neighborhoods.  Luxury homes on the water can be priced in the $800's, with inland homes found for under $200,000.  Home buyers need to have Panamanian residency and due diligence is crucial. There are condo and housing communities being developed as the town is becoming popular with both retirees and those looking for vacation homes.

What is special about Pedasi

Pedasí is known for lively annual carnivals, pristine beaches, and activities such as sport fishing, diving and surfing, as well as its proximity to several of Panama’s national parks and preserves. Panama’s cost of living is and health care costs are lower than in the US.

What is not special about Pedasi

Panamanians enjoy a laidback lifestyle which may take some getting use to. There are no golf courses here, with the nearest one about an hour away.

Climate and Physical Environment

Pedasi enjoys warm weather all year long with an average temperature of about 80 degrees.  The rainy season occurs from May until November, and brings about 40 inches of rain.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Residents gather at the town plaza during the evening to socialize, and where there are a few restaurants.  The town celebrates fiestas with Carnival being the annual highlight and features music, parades, and fireworks. Pedasi also celebrates the fiesta of Santa Catalina each November. Surfing and diving are popular here along with sport fishing and outdoor recreaction.  Isla Iguana is a nearby wildlife refuge on an island surrounded by a coral reef and sandy beaches, and is home to many different bird species and migrating humpback whales.

Crime

The crime rate here is very low.

Medical facilities

Expats find that health care is less expensive here than in the States as the government provides basic health insurance.  The Minsa-Capsi hospital is new and modern and offers many medical services, but for major surgery you may choose to go to a state-of-the-art hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins in Panama City.

Transportation

Panama City is about five hours away by car; there is small public airport here with flights to Panama City; Tocumen International Airport is about 225 miles from Pedasi.

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