Live a Stress-Free Life in Panama

If there is a constant thing in this world other than change, that is stress! People are stressed when they are overwhelmed by life’s problems and adversities, when things don’t go according to plan, or when things are just too much for them to bear. According to MedicalNewsToday, anything that poses a threat to a person’s well-being is a stress. Life isn’t perfect and there seems to be stress in the different areas of our lives. However, we are still in full control of our entire being and what we are and what we become. One of the benefits of retiring in Panama is living a stress-free life.

How is Panama able to reduce or alleviate stress?

Panama is simply stunning!

Boquete rainbow

Boquete Panama, for one, offers spectacular scenery. One cannot deny the fact that this alone can be nurturing for the mind, body, and soul. Think of beautiful beaches and gorgeous landscapes. It’s great to wake up to fresh air and a beautiful view every day.. There are many places in Panama that offer beautiful scenery and you will certainly be in for a treat. I travel all over Panama and its magnificent and stunning views never fail to brighten up my day.

Panama has 1500 miles of coastline so beach lovers will surely find their perfect spot to fit their budget. Panama’s beaches are rarely crowded and the views are stress-busters.

Panama has great weather.

In Panama, you don’t need to worry about hurricanes, tornadoes, typhoons, and snow, because Panama doesn’t experience these things. Think about those times when an impending typhoon has caused you to worry. Or when just thinking about shoveling your driveway has brought you stress. In Panama, you won’t be stressed out by the weather because it is sunny most of the time with occasional rain. In Panama’s mountain highlands where people experience spring-like weather all year, people are comfortably cool and relaxed without expensive utility bills.   Expats from cold countries who have chosen to retire in Panama find that they no longer suffer from cold weather-related health issues.

Panama offers a low cost of living and the US dollar as currency.

Money matters have always been known to contribute greatly to stress. Parents need to provide food, shelter, education, and comfortable life to their children. People need and want certain things in life, in addition to the basic necessities, they all require money. There’s that social need as well wherein people need money to be able to go out with friends and be connected with others. In Panama, financial concerns are much less because of the low cost of living. Panama offers great discounts for retirees and everything (including healthcare, entertainment, utilities, and food) is affordably priced. As a result, expats living in Panama find that they can afford things that they weren’t able to afford before. They are now able to stretch their budget and even have money left over for savings. A vacation or two every year wouldn’t hurt as well; thus, contributing a lot to one’s overall wellness. In Panama, people are able to do more for less which is just awesome.

Panama offers lots of outdoor activities.

Humpback Whale in Panama

Why go to the gym when you can go hiking in the rainforest, walk along the beach or go swimming in the ocean? Whale watching!  The breathtaking view alone will most certainly bring a smile to one’s face. Add an outdoor activity to that and the result is a healthy mind and body. In addition to the Panama Relocation Tours being my business, I greatly enjoy traveling all over Panama with my tour guests because I love seeing the beautiful places of Panama again and again. During my tours, I don’t just entertain my guests and attend to their needs, but I also take it as an opportunity for me to enjoy what Panama has to offer. Swimming, kayaking, hiking, mountain climbing, zip-lining, and much more – these outdoor activities in Panama will keep you staying fit, healthy, and active.  There is always something new to explore in Panama.

Panama has fresh food all year.

Thanks to its rich, fertile soil, Panama grows its own crops; thus, importing food is not necessary. The country is able to provide fresh food for everyone; hence, people living in Panama are able to eat fresh, organic vegetables and meat. Rice is the main ingredient of many Panamanian dishes so you will find lots of rice fields in the country.  When it comes to fruits, pineapples, papayas, oranges, and mangoes are aplenty. As the saying goes, “you are what you eat”. It is essential to eat fresh and healthy food in order to achieve a healthy body. Having a healthy body greatly reduces stress.

Panama doesn’t have any political, racial or religious conflict.

Beautiful view in Panama to reduce stress

Panama’s government is a representative democracy so the people have the freedom of speech and expression.  Panama is much like Switzerland because they just keep their nose out of other country’s business thus avoiding enemies.  People just “get along” in Panama.  With the absence of political, racial, and religious conflict, life in Panama is peaceful. People do not live in fear. They do not need to constantly watch their backs. People are free to do what they want so long as they don’t hurt others. Panamanians were voted the happiest people on earth.

There is a solution to stress…

Many people think that since stress is a constant, nothing can be done about it. Stress comes in many different ways, forms and levels, and while it cannot be avoided entirely, you can do something to alleviate it. Panama can be the answer to a life with less stress. This is one of the benefits of retiring in Panama – the kind of benefit that encompasses many areas of one’s life. With less stress, a healthy, happy life follows. Think of what it can do for you. Do something while you still can. Come to Panama and see how living a life with less stress can be achieved.

The Panama Relocation Tours can show you what living in Panama could be like!

Heliconia in Panama

Jackie Lange

Jackie Lange is the founder of Panama Relocation Tours and lives in the highlands of Boquete Panama. She has helped thousands of people relocate to Panama.

Reader Interactions


  1. Jeff Coursey says

    Hi Jackie
    My wife and I are a few years away still from retirement, but are looking into Panama as possibility to try.

    We are planning a vacation sometime next year and are thinking about go to Panama.

    Can you send some ideas of places to visit and look at?

    Best Regards


    • Jackie Lange says

      There are many different factors to consider. Do you prefer beaches, mountains, or a city lifestyle? What’s your budget? OUrYouTube videos will help you narrow down places to visit

  2. Cathy Bess says

    My husband and are want to relocate to a country thats affordable on a fixed income. We have been looking at Ecuador, but now that I’ve seen more information about Panama, I would like more information.
    If we planned a visit to Panama, we would like to stay for about 2 – 3 weeks. Where’s the best place to start and the best cities to visit to get a genaral idea of living in Panama? My husband would love the beach, but we are also considering the best all year weather.
    How can we possibly see the best of Panama that would help us decide on where we would like to live.

    Thank you,
    Cathy & Mickey

    • Jackie Lange says

      Hi Cathy and Mickey. The best place to visit depends on your budget. If you love the beach, check out the Coronado/San Carlos area. El Valle and Boquete are popular mountain towns. Bocas del Toro on the Caribbean side is amazing too. See some of our youtube videos to help you decide which area you’d like best.

  3. Talisa says

    I’ll be living in a Sudbury of Panama for an extended time caring for my grandfather who has a home there . I’ll be there with my 18 month old son. I’d like to meet other expat parents and kids .
    What is the best resource?

    • Jackie Lange says

      Talisa, check for their events for meeting other expats.

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