Resources, Tools & Connections

The companies that we list, are either used by us or are thoroughly checked out by us. If you want to know more about any of them, just send us an email.

Online

The backbone of your mobile business or blog. A set of good service providers

Hispanic America

Things to know, sites to use and tools you'll need when exploring the region at large

Panama

From residency to insurance, the connections you need to make Panama your new home

Courses

The Business Of Travel Blogging Super Star Bloggingprogram will help you avoid the rookie mistakes that cause most people to fail at travel blogging. It is comprehensive, will assist you to take consistent action and turn your blog into a profitable business that makes a difference.

Super Star Blogging Course

Superstar Blogging is a multifaceted school teaching you all aspects of running an online travel website. Whether you want to turn your hobby into something more or find a way to move your career forward ten steps, these courses will give you that insider’s depth of knowledge you need.

Website hosting

Siteground on Travel Hippi

Siteground has something to offer everybody, no matter if shared, cloud or dedicated hosting is needed. Their servers are optimized for the most popular apps including Joomla, WordPress & Drupal. Their support team is brilliant, providing fast support that is available 24/7. And they assist with issues beyond hosting.

Email marketing

Mailerlite

Mailerlite is the best advanced email marketing program. It’s easy to use and the functionality will enable you to communicate with your audience in a professional manner. Building your email database becomes a breeze. We love the simplicity, flexibility and competitive pricing structure.

Cloud storage

Sync

Your data is one of the most important things you own and it’s crucial to have it backed up and stored securely. Sync is one of the only cloud-based companies that offer end-to-end encryption that protects your confidential data in the cloud from unauthorized access at all times. They have a free plan offering 5GB of data so you can start right away.

Accounting

Wave delivers innovative financial services and award-winning free software to small businesses around the world. It has everything a small business would need. From basic accounting, invoicing, payroll, linking to your bank statements and easy capturing of receipts via mobile.

Graphics editor

Snappa is a cloud-based graphics editor for social media as well as general marketing purposes. It makes creating visual content easy without the use of complex editing tools like Photoshop and other similar image editing applications.

Quality stock photos

Depositphotos is the number-one service for buying photographs. They have millions of premium high-quality pictures: stock photos, royalty-free images, illustrations and vector art at affordable prices.

Password Manager

LastPass password manager programLastPass is a password manager. Forgetting passwords is a thing of the past. LastPass helps you by saving your password details on sites. It has a password manager vault where you can view and manage items that you´ve saved. Your details are secured, and a Multifactor authentication feature adds extra security to your LastPass account by requiring a second login step before authorizing access to your vault.

Immigration preparation

Travel Hippi e-GuidePreparing for your immigration can be a daunting task. We have created an eGuide that will guide you and help you think of 50+ things before you go ahead with your immigration. This is a free guide and can be downloaded here.

Learn spanish

The best new way to learn a language. Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. Our bite-sized lessons are effective, and we have proof that it works.

Find a flight

Vayama

Vayama is a great flight search engine for international flights, especially for outside the US. It’s a good starting point for your planning or for booking flights outright. They offer great fares on many routes so you should find a deal to suit you.

Skyscanner

One of the best flight search engines available. The functionality allows you to enter your departure airport and see flights all over the world on a map. Not only can you find the cheapest destination, SkyScanner also suggests different dates for lower fares.

If you are looking for a more personal experience with more than one stop in your itinerary then AirTreks will be the company to use. They allow you to create your stops with multiple airlines so you receive the best deals. Once you have a basic itinerary their staff will help with the details of your flight.

Find accommodation

Booking.comBookings.com is great for finding any type of accommodation, from a chic city apartment to luxury resorts or a small and homely B&B in the countryside. With lots of additional information about each property such as location, popular attractions, public transport and visitor reviews. Their user-friendly app lists all your bookings and you can make on-the-go changes if neeed.

HomeAway

If you want to stay for extended periods or seek the comfort and amenities of a vacation home, then HomeAway is the answer. These are homes offered by their owners and you have the entire place to yourself. A user friendly website with a good map function, detail of amenities and visitor reviews. Bookings and payments are securely done online.

Tour companies

TourRadarTourRadar is an online market to compare and book tours, worldwide. Clever functionality lets you zoom into your desired destination, then narrow down your search with more user-friendly search options. You can even adjust your search to suit your budget, and they don’t charge booking fees.

Intrepid TravelIntrepid Travel has a wide range of tour options, for individuals or groups, large or small. They offer real life experiences in a safe and informal manner, with local guides that will let you experience travelling, eating and sleeping the local way. Choose from theme-based tours or fixed destinations.

Budget calculator

Thinking of Panama to retire or immigrate? Use the budget calculator to get a ballpark budget in minutes.

Immigration lawyer

Kraemer and Kraemer. Immigration Lawyers

For assistance with visas, residency or immigration. If we introduce you, we will ensure you receive 5% discount on quoted fees for residency/immigration assistance, and $50 discount on corporation registration. So send us an email and we will do the rest.

Insurance broker

Priscilla McLeod y Asociados is a full service insurance brokerage firm, serving families and businesses in Panama since 1977. All types of insurance policies are managed, including life, health, marine and other short term insurance.

Translators & Translation services

Panama Translator has a team made up of young translators and interpreters certified in Panama, with multicultural experience and committed to providing a comprehensive service in different services in several languages.

Traduce24 have a team of translators capable of meeting your needs, each one specialized in a specific area and working in your native language.

Local (Panama) health insurance

ASSA as an insurance group started operations in 1972, and offers various types of policies both in the field of people (life and health insurance), as well as in general short term insurance (vehicle and household insurance)

Ancon started operations in 1992, and offers various types of policies both in the field of people (life and health insurance), as well as in general short term insurance (vehicle and household insurance)

International health insurance

World Wide Group. The leading international health insurance and life insurance company in Latin America.

Blue Shield Blue Cross Global solutions provide a best-in-class, comprehensive suite of international products and services for people who live, work and travel internationally, giving them confidence that quality care can be accessed wherever and whenever needed.

Where to stay in Panama City

We use either Hotel Coral Suites or Aparthotel Sevilla Suites when we stay over in Panama City. They are self-catering but include breakfast and have a swimming pool. Conveniently located in El Cangrejo, with many restaurants and shops nearby, close to the banking district, one block from the Metro and only a 20-minute Uber ride to immigration.

Spanish Schools

Habla Ya is Panama’s premier network of Spanish schools with campuses in Boquete (Pacific mountains), Bocas del Toro (Caribbean beaches) and in Panama City. Considered amongst the top ranked Spanish training institutions in Central and South America, Habla Ya is one of the leading providers of Spanish immersion programs in Latin America.

Spanish at Locations. Want to enroll in spanish courses and have the freedom to travel around? Five seamless schools allow you to choose your own adventure without losing academic continuity.

Casco Antiguo Spanish School. Set within Casco Viejo, the chic and offbeat historic district of Panama City, Casco Antiguo Spanish School offers the perfect backdrop for your language learning adventure.

Day tours & sightseeing

Find unique and unmissable things to do in Panama City and surroundings.


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