Location & Scouting Services

When you consider Panama as a potential country of residence, holiday retreat, or visit, you will need accommodation, a home, factory, warehouse, or offices for your business.

Panama Research & Insights can assist you. We can scout accommodation, houses, and premises to save you valuable time in calculating costs and getting your research done before you arrive. We enable you to short-list areas and premises with even a pre-recorded video or a live walk-through video call so you can see for yourself. We confirm pricing and availability as your Eyes and Ears in Panama.

We are not real estate agents, but we know many that are top in their field. Even though we can make recommendations, you ultimately decide what and who works for you. We provide research, videos, and walk-throughs, making it easier for you to make the right choices.

Business Premises

Finding the right location and premises for your business in Panama is one of the most important decisions you will take, whether you are a new start-up, relocating your business or expanding to Panama. Get it wrong, and you are facing big bills and a load of work to overcome early in the life of your new venture. Get them right, and you will be wondering what all the fuss was about.

We offer tailored research depending on your needs and provide options for you to consider. We can explore anything regarding towns, rental costs, duration of rental agreements, and even costs of utilities like electricity and water.  We can add transport costs, from fuel to distances and even help find suitable vehicles and their cost. Even if you do not know exactly what you need straight away, we can make it easier by providing more than one solution that you can easily assess and narrow down your requirements. The more you know, the better decisions you are able to make.

Finding a Home

We are not estate agents, but we know the frustration of not being able to see something you found on the internet or via an estate agent.

We can physically go and inspect a property for you or do a live walk-through call with you. We also give an overview of the area, costs like electricity, etc. 


Accommodation is one of the few things you can actually book online in Panama, be it on the venue website, travel agents or even booking websites. It is our experience that the websites may not be 100% up to date, so places may not be the same as they were when the photos were taken. Online booking systems also do not give a reflection of areas or indicate if your special needs will be catered for


Perhaps there are three different bed and breakfasts establishments you are interested in, but you want one in a good area with shops and restaurants within walking distance. We will visit them for you and give you feedback. Feedback can include videos, and we could even do a live video call with you for the top choice.

 It is often during one of our visits that we may find that the venue is clean, good value for money, but there is construction opposite the road with jackhammers going all day. Maybe you need off-street parking for a rented car? Not every option may have monitored parking available. Even if it is just for your peace of mind, we can assist with this research.


Panama City early evening with the famous “cork screw” building.

The corkscrew tower is the F&F Tower and was selected among the 2011 Emporis Skyscraper Award winners, ranking in 7th place for its architectural excellence. During construction, it was often referred to as the  Revolution tower during building. According to a new report on twisting towers around the world spotlights this distinctive skyscraper has a world record for “tightest twist,” according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The F & F Tower has “the highest average rotation per floor at 5.943 degrees across each of its 53 floors,” according to the CTBUH, which tracks tall buildings. In other words, the F & F is the “twistiest” tall building in the world. While the twisting—or spiralling—towers create a unique look, the design also serves specific purposes to the operations of the buildings. For example, the design of the F & F Tower, which is the fifth-tallest twisting tower in the world, allows for each floor to have four external balconies. The twisting forms can also help the wind circulation around the building, improve views and provide shade, reducing cooling costs, the CTBUH notes. The F & F Tower was completed in 2011 and reaches 233 meters tall, making it the ninth-tallest tower in Panama City, the CTBUH reports.

– information care of Wikipedia and Punta Pacifica realty.