About Us

Hello and Welcome to Panama Relocation Tours

I’m Jackie Lange, owner of Panama Relocation Tours™ in Panama. I’ve lived in 5 countries, visited 26 countries, and moved 25 times, so I know a lot about relocating…..even overseas.

Here’s the story about how I accidentally started Panama Relocation Tours:

My husband and I decided we wanted to leave the heat of Texas and move to a different country. We were looking for spring-like weather where we’d never need air conditioning or a heater again. We were also looking for a more stable economy and government than the United States.

After two years of research and visiting many different countries, we finally visited Panama. We flew into Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, then got a taxi to Albrook Airport to fly to David on the Western side of Panama. In David, we rented a car and planned to drive back to Panama City in 14 days and visit several towns along the way.

We spent time in Volcan, Bambito, Cerro Punta, Boquete, David, Santa Clara, San Carlos, Coronado, and El Valle.

We fell in love with Volcan and Boquete as soon as we saw them. They had the kind of weather we were looking for. But we decided on Boquete because, in 2010, it had more amenities than Volcan. (Now Volcan has many more amenities and better sidewalks and roads, so it would be my first pick!)

Boquete is a small town (about 30,000 people) in a valley completely surrounded by mountains. Everyone was very friendly, and there were many expats from different countries. The natural beauty was just breathtaking. The air was fresh, and the weather was like springtime… year-round. We decided this paradise was where we would move to.

Boquete Panama
Boquete Panama

When we returned to Texas, I told all my real estate investor friends about Panama, the hidden gem. (I’ve been an investor since 1992 and do online training for real estate investors) Several investor friends said they would like to go with me when I revisit Panama. They didn’t want to come to a foreign country alone. Within a few weeks, I had eight real estate investor friends who wanted to come and see Panama, so I rented a bus and driver to take us around Panama.

By the way, I got into real estate investing after being a stay-at-home Mom for 12 years. After being out of the workforce for so long, I was unemployable. However, I taught myself how to make money with real estate, which did not require much cash or risk. These same techniques work in Panama, too!

The first tour, in 2010, had eight people on it. Soon, other people were calling asking about getting on my Panama Tours. So, the Panama Relocation Tour Company was born.

Our objective with all tours is to show you what life would “really” be like living in Panama. You won’t get the rose-colored glasses tour. Instead, you’ll see the real Panama. And you’ll get to meet with many ex-pats to get their viewpoint. You’ll learn everything you need to do to make a smooth transition when relocating to Panama.

I also wanted to help people avoid some costly mistakes I made when I moved to Panama. The saying, “You don’t know what you don’t know,” is especially true when moving to Panama. Panama Relocation Tours will help you avoid costly mistakes.

Panama offers many opportunities for people of all ages. During the tour, you’ll learn about the various visa opportunities.

Panama Relocation Tours attracts people from all over the world, in all age groups, not just retirees.

Melissa Relaxing
Melissa at Las Lajas Beach Panama

Panama Relocation Tours ™ does NOT sell real estate. In fact, I advise everyone on the tours not to buy a home until they have rented for at least 6-12 months. That gives you time to know if Panama is right for you and to decide which area you like best.

When I moved to Panama, I rented for over a year before buying a house. I was in no hurry to buy because I paid $600 monthly for a fully furnished house on several acres with spectacular views. You’ll understand why I love living in Panama when you see my views.

You’ll probably talk to my daughter Melissa when you call to get information about a Panama Relocation Tour or the Online Panama Relocation Guide. She lives in Austin, Texas now; but lived in Panama in 2013, 2018, and 2020 and spends a lot of time in Panama every year. She is super efficient and very thorough!

dustin and mariana panama relocation tours

Panama Relocation Tours is a family business.

My son, Dustin, manages the website and online marketing. He handles all logistics and will help coordinate your trip to Panama. He makes sure all hotels and restaurants are reserved for the tour. Dustin is the most organized person I know and helps keep the tours running smoothly. He may respond to your email inquires about a specific tour. He lived in Panama in 2018.

Mariana is my beautiful daughter-in-law.

It takes a TEAM effort to put on a successful Panama Relocation Tour. Hundreds of hours go into each tour before it even begins!

We also recruited three teams, each containing two expats, as excellent Tour Guides who help with the tours. You’ll meet one of these teams when you come on a Panama Relocation Tour. They have all lived in Panama for a long time. They each share their personal experiences about living in Panama and using our resources to help you have a hassle-free move to Panama.

If you’re going to relocate to Panama, we think it is essential that you meet Panamanians! We’re joined every day during the tour by Panamanian professional bus drivers. We picked the most professional and dependable drivers in Panama! Our Panamian driver loves visiting with you and answering your questions. They will share tips about what you need to do to be well respected by Panamanians and what you should not do. He’s part of the family too!

So, combined, our tour guides, our Panamanian driver, and I have more than 80 YEARS of experience living and working in Panama!

During every tour, we will meet with expats for lunch and/or dinner in Panama City, Coronado, San Carlos, Chitre or Las Tablas, Las Lajas, Boquete, Volcan, and other places. Meeting people in many different areas will help you make an informed decision about where to live.

If you ask 100 expats what they think about living in Panama, you will get 100 different answers. Most will say they LOVE living in Panama. I sure do!!!!

Instead of sitting in a classroom at a fancy hotel in Panama City, we provide a genuine “boots on the ground” tour from one end of Panama to the other so you can see THE REAL Panama. Panama Relocation Tours is the best way to learn what you need to know to make an informed decision about relocating to Panama.

Alternatively, you can go on a Private or Self-Guided Tour of the area(s) you are most interested in. But you need to SEE Panama before you relocate. As much as we love living in Panama, we know it’s not suitable for everyone.

Our April 2024 tour was our 239th Panama Relocation Tour. We have the experience you can trust… and need.. to make a life-changing decision to relocate to Panama.

We know exactly what information you need to know to make a smooth and affordable relocation to Panama!  We have helped thousands discover how to LIVE BETTER for LESS in Panama. We have hundreds of 5-star reviews from previous tour clients on our website, on Facebook, on TripAdvisor, and on YouTube.

Come on an all-inclusive 7-night, 6-day Panama Relocation Tour to discover if Panama is right for you, or get the Online Panama Relocation Guide to get the same information online so you can learn at your own pace.

We look forward to helping you relocate to beautiful Panama.

– Jackie Lange

P.S.  You probably have many questions before you decide to come on a tour or buy the Online Guide.

Please email us or call +1 972-496-4500

P.S. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain