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REPLAY and Pandemic Update for August

The photo above is the Amador Causeway in Panama City.  The bridge that you see in the background is the Bridge of the Americas.   Ships go under that bridge to enter the Panama Canal from the Pacific side. Panama’s borders are still closed to tourists.  However, on July 31st President Cortizo announced that he would […] The post REPLAY and Pandemic Update for August appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

REPLAY: Starting a Business in Panama

On Saturday, August 1st, I interviewed Andrea Cook who moved to Panama about ten years ago.  During the call, she talked about starting a business and also all the things she enjoys doing in Panama.  Listen to the replay of her call below. Panama has a lot of rules and regulations for travel agents and […] The post REPLAY: Starting a Business in Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

VIDEO: Sustainable Living in Panama

There are many reasons to relocate to Panama including a lower cost of living and better weather.  But one of the big factors is having an abundance of food that is grown right here in Panama.  Panama has everything you need to sustain our life.  There are fish from two Oceans.  In the low lands, […] The post VIDEO: Sustainable Living in Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

REPLAY – Move to Panama Q & A Call July 2020

Since March, when Panama closed their borders because of the pandemic, Panama Relocation Tours has been hosting weekly conference calls.  Sometimes the calls are an interview with someone who lives in Panama and sometimes we do a Q & A conference call.  Both calls give you a glimpse of what life is like living in […] The post REPLAY – Move to Panama Q & A Call July 2020 appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Starting a Business in Panama

James and Barbara Bradley moved from Canada to Panama with their young children. They saw the need for custom cabinets and countertops so started a business to deliver quality products. In the video, they talk about the challenges and triumphs of starting a business in Panama. A few years ago, they took on partners Bryon […] The post Starting a Business in Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

REPLAY: How to Live Better for Less

The pandemic has caused millions of people to lose their jobs or businesses.  It’s also given people time to do some soul searching to decide what they want their life to be like when things get back to a new normal.  Some have decided they don’t want to go back to working 60-80 hours a […] The post REPLAY: How to Live Better for Less appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

VIDEO: Living in a Panama Paradise for Thirty Years

Carla Black moved to Panama thirty years ago. She lives about 10 minutes outside of Volcan on a property that is adorned with beautiful flowers and amazing views! In this video Carla talks about how things have changed in Panama over the past thirty years. And she shares her advice for anyone who is considering […] The post VIDEO: Living in a Panama Paradise for Thirty Years appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

VIDEO: Living At the Beach in Panama Part Time

LOOK AT THAT VIEW!  Pat and Kay live part time at La Barqueta which is in Chiriqui Province about 40 minutes southwest of David. Chiriqui Province is on the far western side of Panama.  They came on a Panama Relocation Tour and were considering coming to Panama for a few months every year.  But when […] The post VIDEO: Living At the Beach in Panama Part Time appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

There’s Something For Everyone In Panama

It is hard to follow social media and news outlets without thinking that our world has been turned upside down. Some places have rioting, fighting, looting and how could we forget this horrible thing called Covid-19.  Because of all this,  some have begun to do some deep reflection and even started wondering if now is […] The post There’s Something For Everyone In Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Getting Involved With Your Community in Panama

Listen to the replay of the July 11th conference call with Mary Taft who came on a Panama Relocation Tour with her daughters then relocated to Panama in 2018.  Mary lives in Alto Quiel which is about 20 minutes North of downtown Boquete.  She is very involved with her community by volunteering at Salvadores de […] The post Getting Involved With Your Community in Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

VIDEO: You Can Reduce Your Cost of Living in Panama

Reginald (aka Reggie) came on a Panama Relocation Tour in 2019 then relocated to Boquete Panama a few months later. In this video he talks about how he has been able to significantly reduce his cost of living which has taken the stress away about retirement. He is actually saving money during retirement because his […] The post VIDEO: You Can Reduce Your Cost of Living in Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Video: Puerto Armuelles Panama

In this video, Pat talks about living in Puerto Armuelles which is in the far western side of Panama. Pat has lived in Puerto Armuelles for 15 years. Puerto is a beach town that has been very economically depressed for 20 years because their major employer Chiquita Banana left.  So some areas in Puerto are […] The post Video: Puerto Armuelles Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Retire in Panama Conference Call Replay

Panama Relocation Tours hosted a Q & A conference call on July 4th.  I honestly did not think many people would show up since it was Independence Day in the United States and I knew many would be celebrating with friends and family.  Much to our surprise, 346 people showed up for the live call!  […] The post Retire in Panama Conference Call Replay appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

VIDEO: Living in Volcan Panama With Six Kids!

Check out our newest video of Ben and Kama who moved from Texas to VOLCAN Panama with their 5 (now 6) children! There are many families with children in Volcan and it’s ideal for retirees too. They are attracted to the lower cost of living,  laid back lifestyle and the freedom to live the way […] The post VIDEO: Living in Volcan Panama With Six Kids! appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Panama Is Not Just For Retirees

A lot of people think that only retirees move to Panama.  Not so!  Panama certainly gets a lot of retirees who want to take advantage of the lower cost of living, great weather and the famous Pensionado discounts. Panama attracts people of all ages who are looking for a more affordable lifestyle and business opportunities.  […] The post Panama Is Not Just For Retirees appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Safe Pockets of Fortune

Since 2010 we’ve been helping people relocate to Panama.  We’ve completed 122 relocation tours and taught 1000s of people the many benefits of retiring and living in Panama.  With all the crazy things going on in the world, in the last couple of months I’ve received hundreds of calls and emails from people who are […] The post Safe Pockets of Fortune appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Make $107,600 Tax Free Living in Panama

A lot of businesses are allowing their employees to continue working from home despite that some offices are partially open again.  All you need to be able to work from home is a good internet connection.   You can use Zoom or Skype to stay in touch with the office. Even after the Covid virus, some […] The post Make $107,600 Tax Free Living in Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Immersion – How Much Is Right for You

by Ellen Bailey When considering a move to another country, one of the most important decisions you will make is how immersed you want to be. Some choose to move to a community full of Expats where they will feel a little more comfortable, while others wish to move to one predominately populated with locals/natives. […] The post Immersion – How Much Is Right for You appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

REPLAY: Surgery and Six Days in the Hospital for $150

Health care costs are out of control in the United States.  Even with health insurance, your out of pocket expenses can eat up your savings.   But in Panama, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the more affordable lifestyle including more affordable health care! Panama has a two-tier health care system.  There are public hospitals and private […] The post REPLAY: Surgery and Six Days in the Hospital for $150 appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Panama Pandemic Update

June 14, 2020 Panama’s borders are still closed. Tocumen International Airport was scheduled to open June 22 but yesterday President Cortizo announced that the airport cannot open with so many new cases of the virus every day. In his Twitter feed he announced that he would like to see the number of new cases go […] The post Panama Pandemic Update appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

REPLAY: Phil in Playa Uverito Panama

During the pandemic, Panama Relocation Tours is hosting a conference call every Saturday at 5pm to interview people who live in Panama.  These conference calls will give you a glimpse of what life is like living in Panama! Listen to the replay of the June 6th “Retire in Panama” conference call with Phil.  Phil moved […] The post REPLAY: Phil in Playa Uverito Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Panama Real Estate Post-Covid

Because of the Covid virus Panama’s real estate market took a nose dive. Real estate offices have been closed.. some may never open again. Most notary offices have been closed so you can’t go to a closing. Many contacts were cancelled too. Rentals sat vacant because Panama’s borders were closed and the quarantine prevented anyone […] The post Panama Real Estate Post-Covid appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

The Nomadic Movement Share Their Panama Experience

Jordan & Kaylee from @The Nomadic Movement talk about why they decided to settle down in Boquete Panama after traveling in their van for more than two years. They originally planned to ship their van to South America but when they found Boquete Panama they fell in love with the natural beauty and decided to […] The post The Nomadic Movement Share Their Panama Experience appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Panama: Your Safe Haven

It’s hard to watch all the violence going on in the United States. The whole country is so divided. It makes me appreciate even more that I live in Panama – a Safe Haven! If you’ve had enough and just want to get away from it all for awhile, you should know that you can […] The post Panama: Your Safe Haven appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Replay: Bob Adams Moved to Panama City in 2004

We hope you’re enjoying our weekly calls with expats who live in Panama.  On May 30th I interviewed Bob Adams who lives in Panama City since 2004.  When I was doing research about relocating to Panama, I found Bob online in about 2009.   We’ve been staying in touch every since. Sometimes Bob Adams is […] The post Replay: Bob Adams Moved to Panama City in 2004 appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Get Answers to Your Questions About Relocating to Panama

There’s a phrase that is used often in Panama, TIP. TIP stands for “This Is Panama!”    Anytime things don’t go as planned, you’ll hear people says it’s a TIP! A “TIP” is exactly what happened on Saturday when we had our weekly “Expats in Panama” conference call to interview Phil and Gloria who live next […] The post Get Answers to Your Questions About Relocating to Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Panama Cost of Living in 2019

What does it cost to live in Panama? That’s the question I get asked most often. The answer is… it depends on where you live and how you live. Some areas of Panama are much more affordable than others. If you live near Coronado or Panama City, your cost of living could be more than […] The post Panama Cost of Living in 2019 appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

When Can You Fly To Panama?

The most common questions we get every day are: → When Can We Fly to Panama? → When Will You Start Doing Tours Again? Unfortunately, we don’t know the answer to either question yet.  The borders to Panama are still closed. And we are still under a strict quarantine in Panama.  Women can only go […] The post When Can You Fly To Panama? appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Live Anywhere Earn Everywhere

On Saturday, May 16th we hosted an amazing conference call with Gary A. Scott.  There were 311 people on the live call. Gary began his expat lifestyle way back in 1968 when he moved from Oregon to Hong Kong, then later moved to London and many years later he moved to Ecuador.   He’s a forward […] The post Live Anywhere Earn Everywhere appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

REPLAY: What’s It Like to Live in David Panama?

Listen to the replay of the interview with Kris who lives in David Panama. David is a very affordable town.  Kris lives in a three bedroom two bath house that she rents for $385 a month! Most rentals in David do not include electricity because it’s hot in David and some people will use their […] The post REPLAY: What’s It Like to Live in David Panama? appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

REPLAY: Expats Living in La Villa Panama Interview

Listen to the replay of the May 2, 2020 interview with expats Terri and Terry who live just South of Chitre Panama in the town of La Villa in the Azuero Peninsula.  Between Chitre and Las Tablas there are ten affordable beach communities.   There is an ideal property to fit every budget in Panama. In […] The post REPLAY: Expats Living in La Villa Panama Interview appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

The Complete Panama Relocation Guide ONLINE

We’ve been offering our 6-day 7-night all-inclusive Panama Relocation Tours since 2010.  We’ve completed more than 120 relocation tours and helped thousands of people relocate to Panama the stress-free way. We have hundreds of five-star reviews on our website, facebook, youtube and trip advisor. We have the experience you can trust, and need, when making […] The post The Complete Panama Relocation Guide ONLINE appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

David Found a New Adventure In Panama When He Turned 70

David realized that he would not be able to afford to stay in California so he started looking for a new adventure. He researched affordable place all over the world.  Panama kept popping up as the best place to retire.  So, he came to Boquete for the International Jazz and blues Festival with plans to […] The post David Found a New Adventure In Panama When He Turned 70 appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

WEBINAR: Panama’s Future After Covid-19

Last week, Jose Manuel Bern, one of Panama’s largest developers, did a webinar to give some insights in to what Panama’s economy and lifestyle will look like after the Covid-19 virus. WATCH THE WEBINAR HERE Panama will come out of the pandemic much better than other countries because it has many different sources of income […] The post WEBINAR: Panama’s Future After Covid-19 appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

What’s It Like to Live Near Volcan Panama?

Every Saturday during the pandemic, I will interview people who live in Panama so you can learn about their experiences living in Panama.   On Saturday, April 25th, I interviewed Christine who moved from California to an area near Volcan Panama.  We had a record 292 people on the call!  Listen to the replay to learn: […] The post What’s It Like to Live Near Volcan Panama? appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Life After Covid-19

This Covid-19 pandemic and the stay-at-home orders have many wondering what life will be like when the pandemic is over. We’re all anxious to know when it will be over so they can get back to a normal life.  There is so much uncertainty about the future that it makes the the pandemic even more […] The post Life After Covid-19 appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

REPLAY: Q and A Conference Call April 18th

Since 2010, we’ve been offering Panama Relocation Tours and providing the information you need to relocate to Panama the easy stress-free way.  We know that many of you have questions about what it’s like to live in Panama before you make a decision to come on a Panama Relocation Tour or to relocate to Panama.   […] The post REPLAY: Q and A Conference Call April 18th appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Why You Need The Complete Panama Relocation Guide

Currently, the borders of Panama are closed because of the Covid-19 virus. No flights can come in and no flights can leave Panama. Every day we get calls and emails from people are are anxious to relocate to Panama as soon as the borders open again. But it’s a big mistake to just move to […] The post Why You Need The Complete Panama Relocation Guide appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

REPLAY: Stuck In Pedasi During a Pandemic

Bob and Shelly came in a Panama Relocation Tour in March 2020. They planned to spend several weeks in Panama after the Tour to do some exploring on their own BUT all the sudden the Covid-19 pandemic broke out world wide and Panama announced they would be closing their borders to flights coming in and […] The post REPLAY: Stuck In Pedasi During a Pandemic appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

What’s It Like to Live in Las Tablas Panama?

Listen to the replay of the conference call with Gwen, a single lady who lives in Las Tablas Panama.   Las Tablas is a town of about 15,000 people in the Azuero Peninsula.  It has all the amenities you would ever need and it’s only about 10 minutes to a nice beach.  Gwen retired early to […] The post What’s It Like to Live in Las Tablas Panama? appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

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