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 people self-insure in Panama because the costs are so affordable. Some people have health insurance which only covers then in Panama. And some people have international health insurance. I have United Healthcare international health insurance which covers me in any country.
Would you hire a doctor who has never done a surgery to do an open-heart surgery on you?
Would you hire a 30-something eco-tour guide who’s only experience was working at a hotel, doing hikes in the rain forest or rum factory tours to give you information about retiring to Panama?
Yikes! Of course not! You should not trust your retirement to an amateur.
It’s a big decision to retire to Panama and you need reliable and accurate information from someone close to your own age with many years of experience helping people retire to Panama! You need detailed information to help you make an intelligent decision. We’ve been doing Panama Relocation Tours for 8 years. Because I’m 64, I understand your concerns and already know what questions you’ll have about retiring in Panama. I have all the answers you need to help you decide if retiring in Panama is right for you.
Panama Relocation Tours is the pilot you need!
During a Panama Relocation Tour, you’ll get honest facts about getting a Visa, finding a rental, getting affordable health insurance, bringing your pets to Panama, buying a car, how to get money to Panama, and much much more. We will not sugar coat what it’s like to live in Panama. And, you’ll be glad to know that we do not ask for or receive any kick-backs from anyone we refer you to.
Panama Relocation Tours is not a tourist tour! Our only objective is to teach you the things you need to know to retire in Panama and help you find the perfect location that fits your lifestyle. Our tours are strictly about relocating to Panama.
During our 6-day all-inclusive Panama Relocation Tour, you’ll see a variety of different areas in Panama and meet expats who have moved to that area. This will help you decide where you want to live when you retire in Panama. You’ll learn all the things you need to know to retire in Panama and make a smooth transition to living in Panama. Even after the tour, we offer ongoing support for no additional costs.
Panama Relocation Tours has been helping people retire in Panama for more than 8 years. We have hundreds of testimonials from very satisfied clients… many who are enjoying the good life retired in Panama.
The PROOF is in the testimonials and reviews. Panama Relocation Tours has PLENTY!
See what Panama Relocation Tour clients have to say:
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When it comes to retiring in Panama, we are THE PILOT you need!
Come see how you can live BETTER for LESS in Panama! Join us for a Panama Relocation Tour in 2019. SEE TOUR DATES HERE
We only require a $500 deposit per person to reserve your spot for a Tour. Sign up early!
To Life in Paradise,
P.S. We are doing two tours in January and two in February 2019. One of the February tours is just before the International Living Panama Conference and the other is just after the Conference.
For the rest of 2019, we offer one tour per month. SEE TOUR DATES HERE
This review was posted recently:
Five stars! Very professional. Very comprehensive. For anyone seriously considering a move to any parts South of the boarder, a Panama Relocation Tour by Jackie Lange is an absolute must. Accept no imitations, this is the Real Deal.
Many more North Americans than ever have begun to realize that they can live better for less in Central America with a healthier and less stressful lifestyle. Let Jackie and Panama Relocation Tours show you exactly why Panama may well be your best choice. Lots of markets are hot right now. From Puerto Rico, Belize, Coasta Rica, Equador, Mexico.. so many choices. Jackie has been a full time resident of Panama for many years and has faced the exact same challenges every ex-pat faces. From how do I get a visa, cost of healthcare, utilities, drivers licenses, car insurance to how do I move my pets? Jackie has it covered. The Tour is a fun seminar on wheels with breathtaking scenery. Unlimited time for questions about your particular concerns.
No sales pitch; in fact, Jackie is adamant that you should rent in a few locations before making a final decision on anything. The tour is all about good times and good advice. Do yourself a favor and if you are ready to make your dream a reality, book a Panama Relocation Tour today. All your nuts and bolts questions will be answered. Why try to reinvent the better wheel? Learn from someone who has blazed the trail and put together a package of information, contacts and resources that can’t be beat. Let Jackie be your guide and live your dream!
Eric and Liz April 2018 Tour
Don’t worry, you can still receive and send mail within Panama and even from outside Panama. These are your options:
Mail Inside Panama
To send and receive mail within Panama, you will use in in-country courier service like Uno Express or Fletes Chavele. You’ll need to take the letter or package to their office and have it addressed to the person you want to send it to, plus their city or location, plus their cell phone number.
If someone in Panama City needs to send me something to Boquete, they will take the package to an in-country courier service. If the package is delivered to the courier service by 2PM, I will usually get the package the next day. They do supply the sender with a tracking number.
The cost will depend on how much the package weighs. It is typically about $4 for a legal sized envelope filled with documents.
Since there is no mail delivery, you will not receive any bills in Panama either. Companies like electric, internet, and cable TV all send your bills by email. If you have a Panama bank account, you can pay your bills online. If you do not have a Panama bank account, you will need to go in to their office to pay your bills or go to one of the general bill pay locations which are throughout Panama.
Using the Panama Post Office.. or not
To receive mail at a Panama post office, you can have letters sent “general delivery” to the post office in the town where you live. You should instruct the sender to include your full name and your Panama cell phone even though it is unlikely that the post office will call you when your mail arrives. This is the most economical way to send mail within Panama cut also the least reliable. It could take a week or more.. if the package arrives at all.
You can also take letters to the post office in Panama to send to your country but they have a 50% chance of arriving.
International Mail — Mail Forwarding Companies
Throughout Panama there are mail forwarding companies like Mail Boxes Etc, Uno Express, etc. You can set up an account with them when you arrive in Panama. They will supply you with a unique Miami address where your letters and packages are sent to. Once your mail arrives in Miami, it is put on a plane to be flown to Panama City. From there it is put on a truck to be delivered to the mail forwarding company where you have an account. When your package or letter arrives, you will receive an email that you have mail. You’ll need to go in to their office to pick up your package. This service is very convenient, but using a mail forwarding company is not cheap! You’ll pay about $4 to $5 per pound for packages.
Here’s an example: If I want to order something on Amazon, I will have it sent to my Miami address. Once the package arrives in Miami, it is flown to Panama City then trucked to Boquete. From the day I order until the day my package arrives in Boquete, it is typically 7 days.
Some of these mail forwarding companies also handle mail that needs to be sent from Panama back to your country. They even offer Federal Express or DHL for time-sensitive packages.
So, even though there is no mail delivery to your house, you can still receive and send mail in Panama. But because of the costs involved, it’s a good idea to convert most of your mail to electronic delivery to reduce costs.