No Air Conditioner Needed in the Highlands of Panama

Today I saw on the internet that much of the United States is under a heat wave with record high temperatures.  Yuck!  I remember those days in Texas when I went from my air-conditioned house to the air-conditioned car (with a steering wheel too hot to touch), to the air-conditioned stores, and there was never any fresh air.  I don’t miss that kind of weather at all!.

One of my reasons for moving to Panama was to get away from hot Texas summers and cold Texas winters… and the high utility costs that go along with extreme weather temperatures. Now, I live in Boquete, Panama where it’s about 75 degrees during the day and about 65 degrees at night.  NO AIR CONDITIONER IS NEEDED!  I don’t even have or need an air conditioner or heater at my house.   I leave my windows open all day to enjoy the fresh air!  That’s how I was able to go from $350 – $400 a month electric bills in Texas to $25 a month electric bills in Panama.  It’s a big savings, but even more importantly, it is just a BETTER way to live!

If I get in the mood for warmer weather(rare), I can be at a Pacific Ocean beach in an hour, or I can drive to the Caribbean in less than three hours.

So, I thought it would help to cool you off with some pictures of the highlands of Panama where you don’t even need an air conditioner.

Volcan Panama

It gets even better… when you live in the highlands of Panama, you can grow vegetables all year!

When you’ve had enough of the HOT weather and high costs that go with it, COME SEE HOW YOU CAN LIVE BETTER FOR LESS IN PANAMA! 

You don’t have to go it along! You can check out the most popular places to live in the city, at the beach or in the mountains during a Private Tour of Panama. A Private Tour is fully customized to see and do the things you want to learn. Private Tours only have your family and the tour guide. They start at as little as $250 a day!


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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. Barry Cohen says

    Hi Jackie! Its Barry Cohen now living in Port Saint Lucie Florida. I have been following your and your business for a while now and my Focus is up your way in the Boquete area! After I take care of a few things I’ll be up to visit first. Meanwhile I tell many people about you and your very cool online business. Question? When that shaker (Earthquake) hit last week what did you experience in Boquete and David. I’m just a bit curious! Please Reply!

    • Jackie Lange says

      HI Barry. Even though the quake originated in the Pacific Ocean, we felt a bit of a rumble in Boquete. No damage though.

  2. Jesse Chapman says

    Hello JL: I have friends here in Arkansas that are renting in Volcan now & loving it!! Yes hot here also—called summer. I coming down soon to look see, perhaps a move!!! I’m healthy-mobile single Senior male interested in house sitting as much as possible! Keeping their pets would be great..I’ll get your guide when I visit my buddies*** TUVM.
    Jesse in Arkansas’ River Valley

    • Jackie Lange says

      HI Jesse. You’ll love Panama! We post house sitting opportunities for those who have purchased the online guide or been on a tour. We currently have a 30 day house sitting gig in Bocas del Toro – oceanfront property – taking care of a kitty.

  3. Dawn says

    Hi Jackie. Oh it looks so nice in the highlands! I now live in Seattle and even here we have suffered under horrendous heat. It is getting worse and worse every year. Panama has such a diversity of climates. Can’t wait to visit (the highlands!).

    • Jackie Lange says

      Besides the spectacular scenery, the thing I love most about living in the highlands is the amazing weather


    I am in a wheelchair how are handicapped places to stay?

    • Jackie Lange says

      Hi Virginia. Unfortunately, there are very few handicap-accessible places in Panama.

  5. Dan Roberts says

    Good Evening, from Pawleys Island SC , inland. I’ve been checking out Panama for over a year. It’s not easy to see what you need to see looking at a digital map unless you have a special clearance to see detail. So my wife Sharon and I both love the beach, but the sun is noy as agreeable to us as much as it was. So I have checked out David and Bouquet. What info can I get that would be more detail in medical facilities etc, water electric power automotive service/fuel. Groceries

    • Jackie Lange says

      Hello Dan. Thanks for your interest in Panama Relocation Tours. See this video about David
      Then check our youtube channel for many other videos about living in Boquete

  6. Pushpa Mirchandani says

    Hello Jackie,

    I have just recently started looking for a possibility of a Panama property. My first thought is I need to take the tour and learn first hand and then possibly rent a place maybe for a month or two. This will give me a good feel if Panama is for me. I love the beaches and the greenery. It looks so beautiful and peaceful. My only concern is the flight. So far I have found out that there are 10-15 layovers in Fl to get to Panama. I be coming from Houston, Texas. What is your recommendation? I would like to be sure that anytime I need to fly back it shouldn’t be a 20 hour trip. I see that copa airlines doesn’t have very many flights from the US. Is cruise another way to get back and forth from US to Panama that is a better option? Please advise. Thanks

    • Dustin Lange says

      From Houston, your best option is United Airlines. There are direct flights between IAH and PTY every day.

  7. Andrew Birdsell says

    I am a few days late in seeing this post ,but we have are plane tickets, hotel reservations in Volcan and have scheduled Jorge Cedno for three days to show us around that area. We got your guide several month ago when your tours were full. But to say the least we are so excited to come to see beautiful Panama. We live in northern central Arkansas on a small farm, I just gave up milking a cow twice a day 4 weeks ago and ready to really retire I turned 83 in April and my wife 82 we take no meds at all and have a lot of life left and Panama just has too much to offer to not spend at least one half of the year there. We have 67 grand and great so you know we need a place to hide (LOL)

    • Jackie Lange says

      Panama will add years to your life and life to your years! You will LOVE the Volcan area.

      • Andrew Birdsell says

        I just hope to meet you sometime. I spoke to your daughter once and told her you were the most patient person ever. and said my mother always said , “patients is a virtue” I try to catch most of your livestreams and some of the questions people ask seem so elementary , but you answer them knowing they have not done any research or that would have already been answered.. Sept. 21st we well be live in Panama and staying for 3 weeks..

        • Jackie Lange says

          Thanks! Everyone who is considering moving to Panama is starting at a different point in their research.

  8. Scott Sykes says

    I am 5 to 6 years from retirement and Panama looks like a place I need to look at. Are rental prices expected to increase much in that time? I know social security won’t and that is all I will have.

    • Jackie Lange says

      HI Scott. No one knows what the prices will be like in 5 years. Some areas’ rents are higher than others. There is always a affordable place to live in Panama to match your budget.

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