In a recent survey done by Gallup, Panama ranked number 1 as the happiest country in the world. “Global happiness studies often involve two measures — how people see their lives and how they live their lives. Both concepts are rooted in behavioral economics. How people reflect on their life is very different from how people live their life.
Panama leads not only the region, but the world in four of the five well-being elements — purpose, social, community, and physical well-being.
Four reasons why Panama is a happy destination and you should include it to your bucket list for 2020.
1 – Panama is a destination of traditional family values. Bonds are paramount, and family and friends play a very important role in society.
2 – Panama is naturally beautiful and biodiverse – a small country with two oceans and a productive environment. Panama offers close natural attractions for day trips and weekend escapes. Easy access to beaches, mountains, islands, rainforests, and more.
3 – Cultural diverse – a genuinely melting pot where the local folklore can be experienced through a multitude of festivals, dances, and traditions that have been handed down from generation to generation. The different festivals reflect the influence of the various ethnic groups that make up the country. To the north, in Colon Province, one can observe traditions of African influence, such as Congo drums dating back to the era of slavery and the Black Christ feast. In contrast, the Pollera Festival in the town of Las Tablas honors the Spanish colonial traditions.
4 – Stable government and safe destination, Panama is considered to be the safest country of Latin America.
Happiness can’t be measured by how much money you make, but in Panama is influenced by the bonds of your family, friends, and environment.