Today was the last “official” day of the July Retire in Panama Tour. With our help, some attendees opened an offshore bank account. Everyone attended the Tuesday Market. The Tuesday market is a great way to meet a lot of expats and find out about “deals” for rentals or houses for sale. It was raining this morning ( rare for Boquete) so there were fewer people at the market. During rainy season, we usually have sunny mornings then some rain in the late afternoon.
A few of the attendees went back to Panama City but most are staying in Boquete for 5-10 days to do some exploring on their own.
Tomorrow is an optional day. I chartered a bus to take us to Volcan. The bus pulls out of Boquete at 9 am and 14 tour attendees will go with me to visit Volcan. Volcan is about 1 hour from Boquete but the towns have a completely different vibe. Volcan is smaller and more laid back than Boquete.
We were honored to have Richard Detrich, author of “Escape to Paradise,” join us for the July Panama Relocation Tour. Richard moved to Panama in 2004 and his book is a “must read” for anyone considering a move to Panama or anywhere offshore. Each day Richard Blogged about the daily events for the tour. See the links below for more details:
Panama is not right for everyone. One lady on the tour didn’t like Boquete at all, she said it was too cold. Of the 15 people on this tour, 2 are planning to move to Boquete by the end of the year, 2 liked the casual beach areas the best, no one liked Panama City, and 11 plan to come back to spend 3-4 weeks to do some more exploring on their own; their objective is to move within a year or two.
Everyone said they accomplished what they came for — to determine if Panama is right for them.
See some pictures from this tour: