Tour Panama’s Los Islotes Beachfront Community

Pioneering On Azuero’s Sunset Coast

Much of the chatter on the Facebook group page we set up recently for the upcoming Live and Invest Overseas Panama conference has been about things to do while in Panama either before or after the conference. Some folks are going to explore the country a little before we get down to the nitty-gritty in Panama City. Some are going to Boquete, others to the San Blas Islands or Bocas del Toro, and still others fishing for peacock bass on Lake Gatun.

If you want to take care of business before you dive into the pleasure part of a Panama excursion, an extracurricular activity you may want to consider is a trip to the corner of Panama I now call home, the Azuero Peninsula. It’s about four hours by car from the capital and, I think, one of the prettiest spots on the planet. The place April and I have chosen to settle is a development called Los Islotes, on the western shore of the Azuero, and it’s the main attraction of a three-day tour I will be leading from June 10–13.

I was reminded of the history of Los Islotes recently when Kathleen, Lief, and I, and about a dozen other people, gathered under the small gazebo that we call a rancho at the top of a hill at Los Islotes a few weeks ago. The view from there is

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