People from all over the world are coming to visit Panama. Many come for a vacation, some decide to move to Panama after they see all the opportunities available, how friendly the Panamanian people are, and how beautiful and diverse Panama is.
This chart shows how the volume of visitors to Panama has consistently increased every year.
|Year||Passengers||% Change||Cargo||% Change||Movements||% Change|
This chart shows where people are coming from.
|1||Bogotá, Colombia||583,689||Copa, Copa Colombia|
|2||Miami, Florida||536,111||American, Copa|
|3||San José de Costa Rica||424,329||Copa, Copa Colombia|
|4||Caracas, Venezuela||306,885||Copa, SBA|
|5||Mexico City, Mexico||260,868||Copa, Aeroméxico|
|9||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic||192,974||Condor, Copa|
|10||Medellín, Colombia||228,532||Copa, Copa Colombia|
|11||Buenos Aires, Argentina||135,344||Copa|
|12||Guatemala City, Guatemala||127,490||Copa, Copa Colombia|
|13||São Paulo, Brazil||126,568||Copa|
|15||Newark, New Jersey||111,731||United|
|16||Guayaquil, Ecuador||107,841||Copa, TAME|
|17||San Salvador, El Salvador||106,104||Avianca, Copa|
|18||Santiago de Chile||103,014||Copa|
|19||Quito, Ecuador||98,651||Copa, TAME|
As a tourist, you can legally stay in Panama for 6 months. If you want to stay longer, you have two choices: you can either get a Residency Visa or you need to leave Panama for at least 3 days to restart your 6 month tourist Visa. If you are driving, you need to leave the country for at least 3 day every 90 days. During the Panama Relocation Tours, we discuss the most popular Visa programs, the process, and their costs. It’s easier than you might think!
This chart shows which countries people come from who are getting a Residency Visa. There are many different Visa’s available.
As you can see, Panama is a real melting pot of people from a lot of different countries!
When you make a decision to move to Panama, it is better to come with an open mind. I’ve noticed that many people who come on the Panama Relocation Tours have already decided where they want to live. But after seeing more of the country most people change their mind. Some find an area they like better. Others discover that the things they really “need” in their life are more readily available in a different location.
It is important to consider what you really NEED in your life first, then find the place that has what you need. Some good examples are, if you have health problems, you need to be close to a hospital.
If you like social activities, you need to select a city that has plenty of activities.
If you are on a very limited budget there are plenty of places in Panama where you can live comfortably. But there are some areas in Panama that would be too expensive.
If you want to start a business, you need to make sure that the area where you live has clients readily available to buy your product or service. Remember, you will need to get a work permit too.
There really is something for everyone in Panama!
Watch this video by Bob Adams at www.RetirementWave.com to understand how Panama compares to other Latin American countries.