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How to Make Friends in Panama

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    Making friends in Panama City can be a mix of challenges and opportunities, Panamanians are known for their warm and welcoming nature. Showing openness to new experiences and cultures can help you form genuine connections.

    Expats Groups

    If you’re an expat, connecting with others who are also from abroad can provide a sense of community. Many expat groups organize regular meet-ups or social events.

    • Panamigos: Founded in 2021, Panamigos now has a community of more than 13000 people from all around the world, who live in Panama. Panamigos is an exclusive community to make friendships, connections, and networking. If you're looking to make new friends, expand your business network and access exclusive discounts & events join the Panamigos! Thanks to Panamigos, you can join the various subgroups for sports, pets, charitable work, and more:

    • InterNations: As part of InterNations Panama, you can have access to an international network of expats living in the country, join exciting events and exchange tips about expat life in Panama.

    • Facebook Groups:

    Expat Communities

    Panama has a thriving expat community, particularly in places like Panama City, Coronado, Boquete, and Pedasi. This community provides a support network for newcomers, making it easier to take your first steps into this new country.

    Co-working Spaces

    Panama City is being heralded as a hotspot for digital nomads in Central America. With a slew of co-working spaces popping up including Workings, My Office, and Panamacoworking, you can find new friends, make work connections, and more.

    Social Activities

    Joining clubs and activities such as golf, football, tennis, and sailing could be an effective way to make new friends. Expats usually also attend local language classes, book clubs, and cooking classes. You can also meet new people by attending local events such as concerts, festivals, and shows.

    Sources & Footnotes

    [1] Boo - How to Make Friends in Panamá
    [2] Casco Antiguo Spanish School - Meeting People in Panama City
    [3] Choose Panama - Making Friends in Panama
    [4] Panama Relocation Tours - The Fastest Way to Make Friends in Panama

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