Panama might not have the same ring of romance as other Latin American destinations – except for hat-fanciers, perhaps. But it is looking like an increasingly sound bet for the enterprising investor in property. The country enjoys stable government and had a higher GDP growth rate than China in 2012. “There is a thriving entrepreneurial environment, and the tax-free zone of Colón is another huge draw,” says Charles Weston Baker of Savills International.
On the market: Beach duplex in a gated community at Coronado, £200,000 with Viviun