Panama is the least dangerous of the Americas.. Safe if you do not venture in the wrong place. American couple were shot yesterday on the Pacific side minding their own business. Wife died,,,At a nice resort area Playa Blanca. Mistaken identity I think.. Fate is the hunter. You just never know.. protect yourself everywhere and plan ahead.
Lots of great cruisers as always here.
Sailing is 80% boredom and 20% sheer terror so FIRSTMATE then go sailing. Life is a journey, not a destination.