Getting Acquainted: Newcomer and Expat Groups and Associations

One of the the most important aspects of living abroad is to have contact with fellow expats. You"ll get some of your best info, insider tips and general orientation from others who have come before you.

YEP- Young Expats in Panama

Founded by Skyler Raiston, this group organizes a fun variety of social activities for the growing demographic of younger expats. Activities include beach trips, poker games and parties at local night spots.

Who's New

An international women's club welcoming new women to Panama.
Phone: (507) 6677.8065


The American Society of Panama

Lots of longtime residents are members. Holds monthly social gatherings- wine and cheese, cocktails and dinners. Has a "4th of July" picnic once a year in Panama's summer dry season in January or February at the American ambassador's home that is fun for whole families and usually has fun activities for kids.


Expats Outside Panama City

Coronado Beach Area

Ex Pats West in the Pacific Coast Beaches Near Panama City meets every 4th Wednesday
At 5:00 p.m. in Coronado at El Rincon del Chef Restaurant.

Phone: (507) 6676-4834.


Expat Group meets every Tuesday morning at the Panamonte Hotel. There is often a guest speaker.

Phone: (507) 720-1324.