Last Updated on 24 May 2023
Panama is a country located in Central America, bordered by Costa Rica to the west and Colombia to the east. It is known for its beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests, and rich culture. In recent years, Panama has become a popular destination for digital nomads, thanks to its affordable cost of living, reliable internet, and friendly locals.
As a digital nomad, I have the freedom to work from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Panama has been one of my favorite places to work and live, thanks to its unique blend of work and play. In this blog post, I will take you through a typical day in my life as a digital nomad in Panama.
6:00 am – Wake up and enjoy the sunrise
One of the perks of living in Panama is the beautiful scenery. I wake up early to catch the sunrise over the Pacific Ocean. I live in a small apartment in Panama City, which has a balcony with a stunning view. I start my day with a cup of coffee and some light stretching.
7:00 am – Hit the gym
I believe in staying active, and Panama City has plenty of gyms to choose from. I head to the gym for a morning workout before starting my workday. I usually do a mix of cardio, weightlifting, and stretching to get my body moving.
8:30 am – Breakfast and work
After the gym, I head back to my apartment for breakfast. I usually make some eggs and toast or a smoothie bowl. Then, I start my workday. As a digital nomad, I work remotely for a company based in the United States. I spend a few hours answering emails, attending virtual meetings, and working on projects.
12:00 pm – Lunch break
Around noon, I take a break from work to have lunch. Panama City has a diverse food scene, and I love trying new restaurants and cafes. Some of my favorite spots include Mercado de Mariscos, a seafood market with fresh ceviche, and Casa Sucre Coffeehouse, a cozy cafe with delicious coffee and pastries.
1:00 pm – Explore the city
After lunch, I like to explore the city. Panama City has a rich history and culture, and there are plenty of museums, parks, and landmarks to visit. Some of my favorite places to explore include Casco Viejo, the historic district with colorful buildings and narrow streets, and the Panama Canal, a marvel of engineering.
4:00 pm – Work some more
After a few hours of exploring, I head back to my apartment to work some more. As a digital nomad, I have the flexibility to work from anywhere, but I prefer to have a dedicated workspace. I have a desk set up in my apartment with a comfortable chair and a second monitor to make working more efficient.
6:00 pm – Dinner and relaxation
Around 6 pm, I take a break from work to have dinner. Panama City has plenty of options for dinner, from local cuisine to international favorites. After dinner, I like to relax and unwind. I might watch a movie, read a book, or listen to some music.
10:00 pm – Bedtime
I try to get a good night’s sleep to be productive the next day. I usually go to bed around 10 pm, but sometimes I stay up a little later if I’m working on a project or chatting with friends and family back home.
Living as a digital nomad in Panama is a unique experience. I love the blend of work and play, the vibrant culture, and the stunning scenery. Whether I’m exploring the city or working from my apartment, I feel grateful for the freedom and flexibility that comes with this lifestyle.
But there’s more to Panama than just Panama City. Here are some other places you can explore as a digital nomad in Panama:
Located in the highlands of Panama, Boquete is a small town known for its cool climate, coffee plantations, and outdoor activities. It’s a popular destination for expats and retirees, thanks to its affordable cost of living and laid-back lifestyle. As a digital nomad, you can work from one of the many cafes or coworking spaces in town, or take a break and go hiking, birdwatching, or whitewater rafting.
Bocas del Toro
Bocas del Toro is an archipelago in the Caribbean Sea, known for its crystal-clear waters, coral reefs, and vibrant nightlife. It’s a popular destination for backpackers and surfers, but it’s also a great place for digital nomads who want to work and play. You can rent a beachfront bungalow or a modern apartment, and work from one of the many cafes or coworking spaces in town. When you’re not working, you can go snorkeling, diving, or kayaking, or explore the local bars and restaurants.
Located on the Azuero Peninsula, Pedasi is a small town known for its beautiful beaches, traditional festivals, and friendly locals. It’s a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the local culture. As a digital nomad, you can work from one of the many cafes or coworking spaces in town, or take a break and go surfing, fishing, or horseback riding.
In conclusion, Panama is a great destination for digital nomads who want to work and play. Whether you’re exploring the city, relaxing on the beach, or hiking in the rainforest, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local culture and scenery. And with its affordable cost of living, reliable internet, and friendly locals, it’s no wonder that more and more digital nomads are choosing Panama as their home away from home.