I have lived in Central America for almost 40 years and have had ample opportunity to observe expat retirement trends. During that time I have written retirement guides about Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua, all of which have been best-sellers at one time or another.
Panama City, capital of Panama
I have also discussed the advantages of moving to Central America in over a hundred of articles on my blog.
People have said that I am a pioneer in relocating to Central America, and based on my experience I think I can be objective in comparing the most popular destination countries as options for retirement. T
hat comparison requires that I eliminate El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala as possibilities because those Cental American countries have never been considered retirement