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No Air Conditioner Needed in the Highlands of Panama

Today I saw in 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 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 a bit with some picture of the highlands of Panama where you don’t even need an air conditioner.

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Volcan Panama

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

Panama Vegetables Home Grown

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 $200 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

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