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Why Retire in Panama Tours? Because They Know Your Name!

Last Updated on March 24, 2023 by Retire in Panama

Panama relocation company

Best Way to See Panama for Retirement

The business model of Retire in Panama Tours is unique in this country’s relocation tour business. Most companies, relocation, tourists, and real estate tours, travel the country in big buses, with 20 – 40 guests per tour. We understand why they do this. Their business model is volume.

Our groups are semi-private, with only 8 – 12 people per group. This is done so you will have more time with Oscar, Megan, Rod, and all the experts you will meet on tour. We understand that taking a tour like this is a financial commitment, so the fewer people in the group, the more we can cater to your needs, and the better the value there is for you.

When you give us a call, that call is answered by one of us in Panama, or your email is returned by us, actual expats living in Panama. And with our smaller groups, we can offer better post-tour services if you decide to move here.

The first goal of our Panama retirement tours is to show you the best places in Panama that an expat would be comfortable living in. The tour includes seven nights in beautiful hotels around Panama. You will be spending time in different towns, so you can understand what Panama is like. Of course, we provide hotels, transportation during the tour, and three delicious meals a day. You will have an opportunity to try famous Panamanian cuisine. Still, there will also be a lot of classic, international food.

The second goal of the tour is to provide you with the resources you need on the ground here in Panama if you decide to move here. With Oscar, Rod & Megans’ many years of experience helping expats move to Panama, we know the best immigration lawyers, health insurance options, real estate/rentals experts, and bankers to help you get set up in Panama. Not only will you personally meet and speak to people from each of these areas of expertise, but you will also meet experts in shipping who can help you move some or all of your belongings, help you with the receiving of mail or packages in Panama once you live here, and so much more.

Throughout the tour, we will introduce you to past tour guests, now expats living in Panama, to get even more advice from them. With the small group size, you can have lengthy conversations with them and possibly make new friends in Panama.

This is a more personal and intimate experience, so we get reviews from past tour members telling us they love the small groups. Here is a quote from a previous client from our May 2019 tour who wrote on our TripAdvisor page that sums up our business model.

Remember those big tours I mentioned? We ran into one with their big bus, and as we said hi as we crossed paths, I mentioned jokingly to Oscar
“they have name tags, we don’t “(sad voice). He said, “that’s right because I know your name, Dave”!”

So no buses, no crowds of 25 or more people, and no name tags on our tours. Just more personal, one on one service from us.

  • star rating  Outstanding Tour - I would highly recommend Retire in Panama Tours! I just completed the June 21 - June 28 tour. It would be impossible to cover in 7 days everything we saw... read more

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    June 29, 2024

    star rating  What a wonderful experience! - Just finished an amazing three day tour of Chiriqui highlands with Retire in Panama tours! Oscar, Megan, and Rod were so knowledgeable and informative. They showed us some great property... read more

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    June 9, 2024

    star rating  Great tour experience, and much more!  - If you have any interest in moving to Panama, THIS is the trip I recommend you take. It’s a small company with small-group tours where everyone gets individual attention. Oscar... read more

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    May 30, 2024
  • star rating  Amazing experience  - We had been researching possible locations to spend part of the year in a warm, sunny, safe and affordable area for upcoming retirement. Found Panama and the perfect way... read more

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    April 24, 2024

    star rating  Checked all the boxes  - The whole team delivered an excellent experience. Oscar was able to explain the local culture and customs in way that made us comfortable. Panama could very well be a choice... read more

    avatar thumb Todd H
    April 18, 2024

    star rating  A Great Tour Experience!  - My wife and I took the inaugural Chiriqui Province tour. We already have our resident visas in Panama and had previously lived in Boquete but wanted to get a better... read more

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    March 31, 2024
  • star rating  So I wanted to know about retiring in Panama  - This was a fact finding mission for me as I am contemplating re-locating to Panama in retirement. I have been on other 'tours' before so I had certain expectations. ... read more

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    March 30, 2024

    star rating  What do you think of when you think Panama? Probably the Canal & Manuel Noriega, right? Sign up for this tour and you’ll see Panama City that’s towering... read more

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    March 15, 2023

    star rating  You Don’t Know Until You Go - I highly recommend Retire in Panama Tours. As a single woman traveling alone, I always felt safe and secure. Oscar and his team are knowledgeable and made each day fun... read more

    W S
    March 13, 2023
  • star rating  My wife and I were a bit skeptical when we booked this tour, after all we had already lived in 6 different countries, we speak Spanish fluently and we could... read more

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    February 14, 2023

    star rating  Best part of the tour was rolling into Las Tablas to find a conga line dancing around the swimming pool to the sounds of a brass band. It was a... read more

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    February 12, 2023

    star rating  February 2023 Tour - The tour was excellent!!!
    Oscar did a great job as narrator giving us the history of many of the towns we stayed in and passed through. The hotels we stayed... read more

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    February 9, 2023
  • star rating  Amazing - We are just back from our tour and it far exceeded our expectations.
    Oscar, Rod, and Megan are incredible, knowledgeable, and genuine people.
    We were a... read more

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    February 9, 2023

    star rating  Our favorite parts of the tour were seeing the different areas of Panama, meeting the expats and talking with them and getting to know fellow travelers on the tour. The... read more

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    February 9, 2023

    star rating  If you are even remotely interested in seeing the country of Panama you should book this tour! As 40-somethings we found it to be the perfect blend of fact gathering... read more

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    February 1, 2023
  • star rating  If you are even remotely interested in seeing the country of Panama you should book this tour! As 40-somethings we found it to be the perfect blend of fact gathering... read more

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    February 1, 2023

    star rating  This group has it together! What an awesome experience. We would recommend Retire In Panama to anyone looking to relocate to Panama.

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    January 20, 2023

    star rating  Wow it is very difficult trying to decide my favorite part of this experience. The whole experience from day 1 to the final day was perfect. The tour guides... read more

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    January 2, 2023
  • star rating  Thinking of retiring in Panama? Then we have a recommendation for you! My wife Cherie and I were fortunate enough to come across the Retire in Panama Tours site, while... read more

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    December 28, 2022

    star rating  Yes, Just Do It! - This trip is a great way to get an unbiased overview of Panama, make new friends, and have all the details that go along with a foreign country taken... read more

    December 23, 2022

    star rating  Awesome trip.Well planned and thought out. Great information about many aspects of retiring in Panama. Oscar, Rod and Megan are very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. They are not trying to... read more

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    December 9, 2022
  • star rating  The best part was being able to have conversations with expats, most of whom previously did this tour, who were now living there. Asking questions is encouraged! The tour guides... read more

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    November 29, 2022

    star rating  Relocation Tour - Oscar, Fabrise, Rod and Megan are wonderful. Extremely informative, great people, great trip. Well worth every penny. One of the best investments I have made. We... read more

    November 24, 2022

    star rating  Best relocation tour! - FANTASTIC! An experience I will never forget and well worth it! I just returned from the November ‘22 tour and Oscar, Fabrise, Megan and Rod have endless knowledge of the... read more

    November 24, 2022
  • star rating  Best way to discover Panama - We did the tour in November, 2022. Rod, Oscar and Megan took such good care of us. The tour was amazing. Being with a small group felt like family and... read more

    November 24, 2022

    star rating  My wife & I were on the October 2022 tour in Panama and the entire experience surpassed our highest expectations. We can't say enough great things about our hosts Oscar,... read more

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    November 13, 2022

    star rating  I was on the Retire In Panama Tour in October 2022 and the entire experience was beyond my highest expectations. Oscar took great care of all of us and was... read more

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    November 11, 2022
  • star rating  We’re not sure how much more we can add to what our co-traveller/new friend, Leif, has said! Oscar made us feel welcome from the moment we met him and... read more

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    November 6, 2022

    star rating  Retire in Panama Tours - What an amazing adventure. From start to finish, Oscar, Fabrice, Megan & Rod took care of all our needs. From meeting us at the airport when we arrived in... read more

    November 4, 2022

    star rating  An Education AND a Vacation! - Well, about everything I was going to say has been said so much better than I could, by my most eloquent tripmates! This was an excellent experience which I can... read more

    September 18, 2022

Panama Relocation Company

Here is a brief run-down of our tours.


During the first day of the tour, you can explore living options in Panama City. The tour starts on a Friday morning, so we suggest you arrive the day before. We will pick you up at the Panama City airport and take you to your hotel, where you can relax and prepare for the following day.

Panama Sign with September Group

On our first day, we will show you the most beautiful parts of Panama City. It is a very modern and busy city with great cultural offers and amenities, which is why many people choose to retire here. We will visit the Panama Canal because when you get home, all your friends will ask, “did you see the Canal?” Next, we will visit the Casto Viejo area to learn the history and culture of the country. After that, we are off to the Amador Causeway, then to a modern residential area of Panama City.

The next day, we will visit the beautiful beach towns of Nueva Gorgona and Coronado. They are the most popular beach retirement locations because they combine urban life and the beach. Also, it is only one to two hours from Panama City, so that you can visit it often. In the afternoon, we will travel to Chitre on the Azuero Peninsula.

The next day is dedicated to the Azuero Peninsula, where we will visit three charming places: Chitre, Las Tablas, and Pedasí. We will explore together the best locations for living here, meet some expats, look at rental prices and cost of living, and spend the night in Pedasi.

Our favorite day during our Panama retirement tours is the next day – a Beach day! You will have time to relax and have fun on the beach. Then we will talk about the best housing options in the province of Chiriqui for beach towns such as Las Lajas, Boca Chica, and La Barqueta.

Meal with August Group

The following day we will visit Boquete, one of the favorite destinations of people from the USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia. It is a beautiful mountain community located near the city of David, with many shopping malls, good hospitals, cinemas, and so on.

We will arrive in Boquete at about 10:30 am, just in time to visit the Tuesday Market, where you will have an hour to explore. The Boquete Tuesday markets are one of the highlights of our tours for many guests. They meet other expats there, interact with them, and check out all the fresh-grown produce and Panama-made souvenirs. Also, all the volunteer organizations display at the Tuesday Markets so that people can check out volunteer opportunities in Panama. In the afternoon, we will visit some rentals in Boquete and check out the town.

On the last day of our Panama retirement tour, in the morning, we will meet and listen to experts on Immigration, Health Insurance, freight, banking, and more. You will be able to get all your questions asked and answered by the experts, mainly because you are in such a small group. In the afternoon, we will see more residential areas and get you back to your hotel early so that you can explore the town before our evening wind-up dinner.

But that is not all. We want to show you that life in Panama is excellent and that there are many things you can do. At our wind-up evening event, you will meet more expats that have made the move, and you will be able to ask them why and what challenges they had. There are a lot of expats from English-speaking countries, which means there are many opportunities to make new friends and have a great time in Panama.

We created this tour because you need to know all your options before you decide to move to Panama. Because of our experience and connections, in the one week we take you across this county, we will show you more than you could see yourself in three weeks. It is a big decision, and we want to show you all locations, so you can see the advantages of each of them and choose the most suitable one. And most importantly, getting the experience and honest experts to assist you if you decide to make the move.

Join Retire in Panama Tours today, and experience Panama.


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  1. I see that you did not mention Puerto Armuelles. My wife and I visited all of the town’s you mentioned, then we visited Puerto. We have been here 14 months.

    1. Hi there. Puerto Armuelles did make it into my top 10 list in this article. I hear a lot of people love it there, and I am planning to do a feature article on it soon. Maybe I could interview you about why you live there?

      Thanks, Rod

  2. Hi, I’m Dave :)
    This is the best thing you can do for the money to learn about Panama. The care and information we received made our mind up for us, it also gave us he information and time to make a good decision. So the tour is over and you go back to your home country to decide. These guys are a phone call and or email away for answers. Plus they become your friends. When we moved Oscar was the first person we saw as we got off the plane in PTY (Not planned). He found a car for us, took it (and me) to the tire shop so I could get the tires changed. The peeps we met from our lawyer to our rental agent (Samm) were all tops and took great care of us.
    This is the tour for you.

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