I wanted to build a new house in Panama perhaps in a gated community near the city, then another vacation home on the outskirts near a resort or beach or something like that. These will not be cheap places and the fact that I can't be at both places at the same time gets me wondering... So many on here have said if a place is empty for any period of time it will be robbed, ransacked etc. Since I have always rented or stayed with people who had condo's inside of Panama city I have zero experience with this topic... To make matters worse I often travel for a few months at a time to diffrent countries, so I guess I am really pushing it so to speak LOL.... I wanted to spend a few months at a time perhaps in Colombia etc. So my question is this, is it true that even in a gated community in Panama if you are away from your place for any length of time it will be broken in and possibly damaged, cleaned out etc. Also would Colombia be safer for this lets say in a city like Medellín, If anyone has any experience with this place. I liked it there, but again have no experience when it comes to breakins If Panama is so bad, and I have to hire a security guard full time to guard my diffrent homes then perhaps Pamana is not for me. I don't see the point in living in Panama, if even my homes won't be safe while I am gone. I might have to look at other places perhaps Colombia, the only thing I not sure if it is is as bad or worse to Panama though... I got more home work to do as you can see. Thanks in advance to anyone who may be able to give me insights or info on these area's and topics.