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Chitre Panama which in the local indigenous language means "moon," is a city that anyone who comes to Panama should visit. Everyone in Chitre is friendly and hospitable, and the city has every service that any large city has. There are some excellent 5 star restaurants and hotels, banks, stores, and a great communication system.
Originally this was a a very small community which was founded by people coming from Villa de los Santos. It is said that these founders were fleeing Spanish injustice. It was in 1848 that the community was recongized as such, and today icludes 90 square kilometers. Chitre is now considered one of the best and safest cities in Panama.
The legal currency for the area is the American dollar, and there are several banks which can handle foreign transactions, like HSBC from the U.S., Global bank, and Banco Nacional. There are also many ATM machines that can dispense cash for foreigners.
There are many diferent social activities in Chitre and everyone will find something to do here. The community is surrounded by gorgeous mountains, beautiful rivers, and flora and fauna that can only be found in this geographical region. Retiring and living in Chitre gives foreigners an unforgetable experience and a quality of life they may never have experienced before.