Living in Panama
El Valle de Anton
El Valle is located in the crater of an extinct volcano at an altitude of 1900 feet. For living in Panama, this altitude creates the most ideal year-round temperatures ... not too hot like on the coasts, and not too cold at night like it can be in other Panama mountain towns. It's T-shirt weather practically 24/7/365 in El Valle.
El Valle is a small town, with a total population of about 8,000 people. The expat population is about 200-300 people. Like in small towns everywhere, you end up knowing a lot about your friends and neighbors in El Valle.
To find out what it’s like living in El Valle, and more generally what it's like living in Panama, you can download our 96-minute El Valle video. For one thing, the cost of living in Panama is higher than in Ecuador and Nicaragua. You might think El Valle is worth it or you might not. Download our El Valle video to find out before you go.
El Valle Video Trailer
The following video is the trailer for our 96-minute El Valle video. The full video includes interviews with nine expats who describe the pros and cons and the things they like and don’t like about living in El Valle.
You can research places to retire for weeks or months and still choose a place you won’t like. But if we’ve made a video about it, you can know if you will like it in about an hour.
Get our 96-minute El Valle video and you will know whether or not you would enjoy living in El Valle, and living in Panama, before you make any travel arrangements.
El Valle Video Details
Run time: 96 minutes
Resolution: 1280×720 HD
Download Size: 4.4 GB
Chapters: Introduction • Things to Do • Cost of Living • Local Food and Eating Out • Grocery Shopping • Other Shopping • Medical Care • Safety • Transportation • Communications • Speaking Spanish • People and Culture • Hotels and Hostels • Rental Properties • Homes for Sale • Volunteering • What Expats Like Least • What Expats Like Most • Final advice
Expats: Becki Burr • Mike Coleman • Clark Dobbs • Chris Kelly • Jackie Kerr • Jon Owens • Neil Stein • Phil Thompson • Diane Tompkin