Pedasi, Los Santos, Panama
A small, coastal town in the Los Santos province of Panama. Despite being its small size, Pedasi nevertheless has a visible community of expats from all over the world. The Selina has attracted more digital nomads to the area as well. Pedasi is a bit inland from the beach, but within a quick drive you’ll be at some of the best beaches in Panama.
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WEATHER IN PEDASI, PANAMA
The rainy season goes from roughly May-December. Yearly temperatures are pleasant, ranging from about 18-30°C.
HOW SAFE IS PEDASI, PANAMA FOR TOURISTS?
Pedasi is an extremely safe town. You should have no issues here. There have been expats living here for decades without issues. Pedasi is also very far from Panama City so there’s not too much city riff raff. The streets are clean and well organized and the buildings are reasonably well kept.
DAY TRIPS AND THINGS TO DO IN PEDASI
Explore the protected island of Isla Iguana — where you can see black iguanas hanging out and sunbathing on the beach! Nearby are some of the best beaches in Panama.
Check out Las Tablas, other major town in Los Santos. It’s known as Panama’s carnaval city and only 30 minutes away!
Take a trip to Playa Venao to party and surf. Pedasi used to be the big travel destination, and Playa Venao relatively unknown and hard to get to. It seems this has changed and Playa Venao is now more popular among tourists than Pedasi!
RENT AN APARTMENT IN PEDASI, PANAMA
Apartment rentals in Pedasi are reasonable. For something basic and off the beach, you can get away with $400 or less a month.
If you want to rent an apartment for a short period of time — just to make sure the city is right for you before committing to a longterm apartment contract — we suggest using Airbnb.
COST OF LIVING IN PEDASI, PANAMA
As a small town, you can keep living expenses low here in Pedasi. If you’re fine with living a simple life and renting an apartment a few blocks from the beach as opposed to beachfront, you could feasibly live here on $1000/month.
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN PEDASI
Unless you intend on starting your own business (a dive shop, for instance) you won’t encounter many job opportunities in this small town.
IS THERE UBER IN PEDASI, PANAMA
No, Uber does not operate in Pedasi.
IS PEDASI A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE?
Pedasi is a peaceful, pleasant village with beautiful beaches. We think that it would suit many expats well. However, keep in mind that this is an extremely small tourist town that is about 5 hours driving from Panama City. If you are perfectly content with small city living, consider Pedasi. If you’re looking for somewhere a little bigger and/or better connected, well, keep checking out our guides!