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Why David Panama Should Be On Your Radar

David is the capital of Chiriqui province in far western Panama, next to Costa Rica. It usually ties for the second largest city in Panama with a population of about 170,000. David has a developed infrastructure yet a much lower cost of living than other places in Panama. Tour clients are renting furnished houses or […] The post Why David Panama Should Be On Your Radar appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

How to Avoid Gringo Pricing

Gringo pricing is when you are charged more for something just because you are a foreigner living in or visiting Panama. It can happen. It has happened to me a few times too. But there are things you can do to avoid being gringo priced. Gringo pricing is more likely to happen when you use […] The post How to Avoid Gringo Pricing appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

You Can Retire Early When You Move to Panama

Are you worried that you may not ever be able to retire because your cost of living is so high? Would you like to retire early but know it’s not possible if you stay where you live now? My husband and I were in the same situation 12 years ago. Even with income from investment […] The post You Can Retire Early When You Move to Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Bob Adams Report on Panama

My good friend Bob Adams  just published his 2019 Panama Report.  It’s a lengthy 20-page report filled with graphs which focuses on the STABILITY of the Panama government and economy.  Bob says, “After 52 years of working and/or living in more than 40 nations around the world, I know that one of the things most […] The post Bob Adams Report on Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

How Panama Compares to Other Latin American Countries

When I was first looking for a place to relocate to overseas, I was most concerned with the weather.  I wanted to live in a place where I’d never need air conditioning or a heater again.  I needed to live in a place where I could have my windows open and get fresh air every […] The post How Panama Compares to Other Latin American Countries appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Retiring in Panama LIVE Q & A Conference Call

We just completed the 103rd Panama Relocation Tour!  Our Panama team has 59 YEARS experience living and working in Panama!  This is exactly the kind of experience you need when you’re considering a life-changing decision to relocate to Panama.    We deliver! Retiring in Panama is a big decision.  We know it helps to get answers […] The post Retiring in Panama LIVE Q & A Conference Call appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Who Can You Trust About Relocating To or Retiring In Panama?

A few days ago I was on an expat forum to answer questions about relocating to Panama. One person expressed an interest in a certain town in Panama. Then several people told her what a terrible place it is. So, she said she decided not to even go visit that area. That’s a big mistake. […] The post Who Can You Trust About Relocating To or Retiring In Panama? appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Three Lessons on Retirement

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli have almost three decades of experience being retired even though they are only in their mid-60s.  They both retired in their 30s to travel and experience the world.  They are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information […] The post Three Lessons on Retirement appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

EXPERIENCE is Why Panama Relocation Tours Is the Best

We did the very first Panama Relocation Tour in 2010 with 8 tour clients. So, now in 2019, we have ten years of experience educating people about relocating to and living in Panama. We exclusively do relocation tours. The May 2019 was our 101’s Panama Relocation Tour. We’ve had thousands of relocation tour clients from […] The post EXPERIENCE is Why Panama Relocation Tours Is the Best appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Living in Panama Q & A Conference Call

Thank you to everyone who called in for the Saturday, May 25th Living in Panama Q & A Conference Call.  Click on the link below to listen to the replay It’s a big decision to relocate to Panama so during these Q & A calls,we want to give “boots on the ground” information about what […] The post Living in Panama Q & A Conference Call appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Spiritual Benefits of Living Abroad

Living in Panama will change you.  Or maybe the real you, who was suppressed because you’ve been living in a rat race, will finally be able to emerge.  You’ll wake up every day to the appreciation of new sights and sounds and beauty all around you.  In Boquete, where I live in Panama, you just […] The post Spiritual Benefits of Living Abroad appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

You Already Know More Spanish Than You Think

During the “What’s Your Biggest Concern About Relocating to Panama” Conference Call, one of the biggest concerns was the language barrier. In some areas in Panama, you can get by without leaning much Spanish. In other areas of Panama, you will need to know more Spanish.  The good news is that you already know a […] The post You Already Know More Spanish Than You Think appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

What Are Your Biggest Concerns About Relocating to Panama?

Moving to Panama is a big decision.  When you take a Panama Relocation Tour, you’ll learn all the things you need to know to make a smooth and affordable transition. But we know it also helps to get answers to some of your questions before you even come on a Panama Relocation Tour.  For the […] The post What Are Your Biggest Concerns About Relocating to Panama? appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

How to Save $2000 When Getting a Residency Visa

Every month I host a LIVE Conference Call to discuss a particular topic or answer your questions about relocating to Panama.  In April 2019, I discussed why you need to get a residency Visa when you move to Panama, the 3-step process, the new rules and how you can save $2,000 when you get a […] The post How to Save $2000 When Getting a Residency Visa appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Move to Panama To Get Healthy

Panama – a gorgeous paradise with tropical beaches, warm weather, and spectacular mountain scenery. What more can you ask for? Destination-wise, it is a haven for expats looking to relocate for retirement. In fact, according to International Living Index, Panama is the #1 place to retire in the whole world.   Panama beat out 24 […] The post Move to Panama To Get Healthy appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Panamanians Are the Happiest People on Earth

If you want to reduce stress in your life, move to Panama!  Panama tied for the #1 spot for the happiest and most positive people on earth according to the Gallup 2019 Emotional Health Report which came out this week. Gallup interviewed 151,000 people in 142 nations. Instead of a silly question like, “Are you […] The post Panamanians Are the Happiest People on Earth appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

3 New Tours Added for 2019

Exciting News! Three New Panama Relocation Tours dates have been added for 2019 You asked, we listened! We just added THREE New Panama Relocation Tours dates for 2019: ♦  May 31 to June 7 ♦  July 5-12 ♦  August 2-9 This is a 6-day, 7-night ALL-INCLUSIVE Panama Relocation Tour which will take you throughout Panama […] The post 3 New Tours Added for 2019 appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

How Panama Relocation Tours Saved Me $45,000

During a Panama Relocation Tours, you’ll learn a lot of ways to save money when you relocate to Panama. ♦  You’ll meet an affordable and reliable immigration attorney to help with your residency Visa. ♦  You’ll learn the most affordable way to get your pets and household goods in to the country. ♦  You will […] The post How Panama Relocation Tours Saved Me $45,000 appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Do You Need to Learn Spanish To Live in Panama?

The official language in Panama is Spanish.   Some areas of Panama, like Coronado and Boquete, have a high concentration of expats so it is possible to get by there without learning very much Spanish. But even in those areas, there will be many times when you really need to be able to understand some Spanish […] The post Do You Need to Learn Spanish To Live in Panama? appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Where Will You Live in Panama?

During a Panama Relocation Tours I go to a variety of beach and mountain communities that have a variety of different price points. I do this so you can see the huge variety of what’s available in Panama. Some areas are more expensive than others. Some areas are more “high end” than others. Some areas […] The post Where Will You Live in Panama? appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

REPLAY: Living in Panama Conference Call

Thank you to everyone who joined me for the Living in Panama Q & A Conference call. What was supposed to be a one hour call turned in to more than two hours.  Because this is my 9th year of living in Panama and offering monthly Panama Relocation Tours, I know the answers to all […] The post REPLAY: Living in Panama Conference Call appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Medical Emergencies During a Panama Relocation Tour

This is our 9th year of offering Panama Relocation Tours.  In all that time, we’ve only had very few minor medical situations until the February 2019 tour when we had two major medical emergencies which required visits to a hospital emergency room.  I’m sharing details about these two emergencies so you can see the costs […] The post Medical Emergencies During a Panama Relocation Tour appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Funky Beach Communities in Panama

About half the people who come on a Panama Relocation Tour want to live near a beach. The other half prefer the cooler mountain weather which we visit also. During a Panama Relocation Tour, we visit several beach communities which offer a variety of different prices. We focus on the beach communities which offer the […] The post Funky Beach Communities in Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Singles Guide to Living In Panama

(NOTE:  A lot of the information in this article applies to couples too!) What do you do when you’re single and you realize that if you stay where you are living now, you may never be able to afford to retire? Or, what do you do when just want more excitement and adventure in your […] The post Singles Guide to Living In Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

The Comfortable Way to Check Out Panama

When you take a Panama Relocation Tour, you’ll be riding in a super comfortable bus throughout Panama.    It even has reclining seats, a place for luggage storage under the bus and HUGE panoramic windows so you can take in the amazing views in Panama.  The bus has a built in refrigerator which we keep […] The post The Comfortable Way to Check Out Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Q & A Healthcare & Health Insurance in Panama

On Saturday, November 17th, I had some technical difficulties with a Facebook Live so I quickly switched to a Live Conference Call instead.  This is the replay of the conference call to discuss the quality and availability of health care in Panama.  I also discussed the various options for affordable health insurance in Panama.   Some […] The post Q & A Healthcare & Health Insurance in Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Who’s Your Pilot?

Would you get on a flight to Panama if you knew the pilot had never flown a plane before? Certainly not! Would you hire a doctor who has never done a surgery to do an open-heart surgery on you? Absolutely not! Would you hire a 30-something eco-tour guide who’s only experience was working at a […] The post Who’s Your Pilot? appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Why Retire in Panama?

Panama offers a lower cost of living than North America or Europe.  The lower cost means your pension will go much further in Panama and you will not need to dip in to your savings during retirement.  My average monthly expenses are only about $1000 a month, including international health insurance.   After living in Panama […] The post Why Retire in Panama? appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

How to Get Confidence to Move to Panama

There are so many unknowns about moving to Panama.  The unknowns are what holds you back. Panama Relocation Tours will clear up the mysteries about moving to (or even visiting) Panama and take our fears away so you can make your dreams come true.  These are just some of the things you’ll learn: ♥ Why […] The post How to Get Confidence to Move to Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Driving In Panama

Driving in Panama City is absolutely CRAZY so it is really better to NOT try to drive in Panama City. Hire an Uber or a taxi to get around in Panama City. The public transportation system is easy to use too. But driving in the rest of Panama is easy… if you follow the rules […] The post Driving In Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Smoking in Panama

If you’re a smoker and planning a trip to Panama, you need to know that there is no smoking allowed in most public places in Panama.  This includes no smoking when you are walking down the street.  There are very few designated smoking areas where you will be allowed to smoke.   Most hotels will have […] The post Smoking in Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Panama’s Green Investment Visa

Panama’s Green Investment Visa

A new trend in recent years in the USA and the EU has been alternative clean investments to protect the environment and provide clean energy. Such investments reduce pollution while lowering energy costs. Panama’s green investment program is called the Reforestation Visa which is an immigration program designed to replant areas that have been deforested […] Read More Read More »

Reasons You Should Go to Panama

Reasons You Should Go to Panama

Panama has many choices for both the hard and soft adventure seeker. International experts rave about river running in Panama, including rafting and kayaking. This includes rivers where you can ride 20 sets of rapids in one afternoon. You can take an ocean-to-ocean hike across the Isthmus through dense jungle, live with ancient Indian tribes […] Read More Read More »

Finca Bayano – A Unique Intentional Community in Panama

Finca Bayano – A Unique Intentional Community in Panama

I had heard the phrase “intentional community” before, in relation to groups of like-minded individuals joining together to practice permaculture principles. I was also familiar with the term “bug out location”, since I have a few friends who consider themselves Preppers back in the states. I actually considered my move to the country of Panama […] Read More Read More »

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