Snowbirds in Panama

A snowbird is someone to goes someplace warm when it is winter where they live.  The snowbirds in Panama are primarily from Canada and northern states in the United States.  They usually live in Panama 3-6 months out of the year starting in November or December.  But we also have snowbirds from New Zealand who have an opposite schedule and arrive in Panama in late May.

Being a snowbird is the best of both worlds because you can live close to family and friends part of the year, but as soon as the weather gets cold you can head to Panama where the weather is always fantastic.

Previously, snowbirds went to Florida, Arizona or south Texas during the winter months. But because of the high cost of living in those states, snowbirds now are flocking to Panama where it is much more affordable and the weather is great year-round.

Living in Panama does not need to be an all-or-nothing situation.  You can live in Panama part-time, as a snowbird.  Some snowbirds rent while they are in Panama.  Other snowbirds own a home in Panama which they rent out while they are not here.

Here’s a great video of a snowbird couple explaining why they came on a Panama Relocation Tour:

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Panama Relocation Tours delivers the reliable, unbiased information you need to make an informed decision about Panama. And you will never be subjected to a sales pitch! We do not sell real estate.

If you’re looking for a place to retire or be a snowbird, where the weather is perfect and it is more affordable, you probably already know that Panama is the top retirement destination in the world.

Panama has great weather all year, amazing scenery, the best infrastructure in Latin America, and the friendliest people you’ll ever meet.

No matter what your budget is, there is a perfect place for you in Panama. Panama has 1500 miles of coastline and some of the most beautiful and tranquil mountain towns too.

Panama’s Pensionado (retirement) Program offers huge money-saving benefits and incentives. Even if you only live in Panama part-time, if you have a residency Visa, you can take advantage of discounts like 25% off airfare to anywhere in the world, 50% off tickets to movies and sporting events, 20% off at restaurants, 25% off utility bills, 20% off prescriptions, and much more.

During an all-inclusive 6-day 7-night Panama Relocation Tour, you’ll learn all about how easy it is to qualify for the Pensionado Visa PLUS our attorney charges less than half what others charge.

Not ready to retire? Panama offers many other Visa programs and opportunities for entrepreneurs too.

One of the biggest benefits to living in Panama is the ability to get really good and affordable health insurance – even insurance that will cover you internationally.

All this and much more will be covered in great detail during a Panama Relocation Tour.  SEE THE TOUR DATES HERE

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. Ron says

    My wife and I are searching for a rental for 4 (winter) months with easy access to golf course.

    • Jackie Lange says

      Hello Ron. For short term rentals, AirBnb is your best source.

  2. Sheryl Foster says

    Which towns or cities have organized pickelball

  3. Alison Wilson says

    How difficult is it to find a multi-family home to rent? My siblings and I would like to spend 3 months of the year together (January-March), coming from different areas of Canada. There would be a minimum of 8 adults (4 couples) and we would sometimes expect guests. Looking for ideas!

    • Jackie Lange says

      Alison. We don’t sell or rent real estate so it would be a good idea to ask a property manager in the area you are interested in if they have a multi-family unit available. I would also advise that you reserve the unit SOON because January – March is when all the snowbirds come to Panama so there are fewer rentals available.

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