Being landlocked in Dallas, Texas, for 15 years, I ached to see the water. Although the days are typically bright and sparkling, my favorite time is sunrise and sunset. There is nothing better than watching the sun rise or dip off of the water, as the sky burns through reds and pinks and grays.
Most of the people in Panama inhabit the Pacific Ocean side of Panama. Although it's not as blue and clear as the Caribbean side, creature comforts are at my fingertips.
Living in a beach community of Panama, I start my day with a cup of coffee on my balcony as the sun comes up. I never tire of watching the sun as it reflects off the water. Then my choice of activities run the gamut from shopping to gambling to trekking through the rain forest. I can have lunch at a trendy 5-star restaurant and drink French champagne with imported goose liver pate, or I can eat at a local empanada stand for just a dollar or two. I can spend the afternoon shopping at couture shops such as Chanel or Louis Vuitton, or I can stuff my SUV full of fresh produce at the wholesale food market, where $20 will buy enough produce to eat for a week. At sunset, I like to end my day with a leisurely walk on the beach, or perhaps a glass of wine by the pool as I watch the ships wait their turn to enter the Panama Canal.
If you miss the beach and think you could never afford to live within walking distance, it's time you visit Panama. Contact me... I'd love to show you around.