Black Expats In Panama ™

Some quietly refer to her as “Charlotte the Harriet Tubman,” credited with facilitating the relocation of over 40 families from the United States to Panama. Her guidance and support have proven invaluable, both to those embarking on the journey and to the Panamanian community benefiting from the infusion of American wealth into their economy.

Many seek Panama as an escape from the pressures felt stateside, in pursuit of a better quality of life. Charlotte’s YouTube channel boasts over 40,000 subscribers, with a demographic spanning ages 30 to 65, including young individuals, singles, elders, and families with children—all drawn to Panama for its promise of a brighter future.

Check out her vibrant on-air radio personality at Blaxit Radio, where she fearlessly tackles pressing issues like the United States, Black Culture, life in Panama and the Black Expats experience.

Uncover the Black Expats journey while listening to the interviews of others who have made their move to Panama. Hear about their lessons learned, gems uncovered and be inspired.

Black Expats in Panama (BEIP)

Let your local host tailor the tourcompletely to your wishes.

Black Expats with kids in Panama

This group fosters a safe space for parents and kids to connect and find support and resources along their Expat journey.

BEIP Single & Satisfied

Social gatherings from outdoor excursions, to foodie gatherings, concerts, bike riding and more.

BEIP B2B Network

Group comprised of Black Expats that are entrepreneurs and building businesses in Panama.

BEIP Cafe & Conversations

This meetup brings Panamanians together with Black expats so they can practice both English and Spanish in a social setting.

Welcome Wednessdays

Takes place the third Wednesday of each month and is for newcomers who have just relocated or in the process of doing so.

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Always Better Than Expected

Thinking about moving to Panama? Join us on our Black Expats in Panama Cultural Relocation Tour.

If you’re looking for an invigorating experience and seeking to explore a new country for an unforgettable time or even considering relocation, look no further. Discover the vibrant charm of Panama, relaxation, and endless possibilities with our exclusive tours led by the charismatic Charlotte Van Horn!

Marilyn J Smith
Marilyn J Smith
BEIP Relocation Your #23 was an awesome experience. From the time of pick up to drop off at the airport every encounter with staff members was friendly & professional. The tours, sightseeing hotel stay, meals were fantastic. We we afforded the opportunity to have a tour guide who was well versed in the panamanian history, in addition he was a wealth of knowledge on the Afro-Panamanian culture. The experience well surpassed the cost of the relocation your package. Kudos to Charlotte Van Horn, ITA Global and all the fantastic team members who made my 3rd trip to Panama an “Experience”
Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones
The attention to every detail is phenomenal. Flawless personalized service start to finish.
Dalonna I-Rogers
Dalonna I-Rogers
A wonderful experience! I learned so much. I highly recommend of you are even thinking about Panama as an option to live/retire..I suggest your first stop be with Black Expats! Charlotte & her team are awesome. I attended in August 2022 & I want to go back just to be part of the experience again.
Ayana B.
Ayana B.
10 stars! Our trip changed the trajectory of our lives. We never imagined what we received from the Panamanian people and Charlotte's team. We definitely will be back!
Robin Phillips
Robin Phillips
The Panama tour 'BEIP ' was fantastic. The tour was better than we expected. Not only did we see the black cultural aspects of Panama, but we obtained an extensive history of the country and its people. The historic sights visited were phenomenal and the hidden places were amazing. Charlotte is fantastica and her team is off the hook! I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in relocating to this beautiful county. You will not regret it!
Ricquitta LaCount
Ricquitta LaCount
I came to Panama with my sister Karla on the relocation tour not knowing what to expect; However, after meeting Charlotte, Alfredo, Theo, Auredo, Chris, Maria, Talesia, Lisa Robin, John, Sumayah, Constance, Kathleen, a Martha and the two AntoniosI felt welcomed and right at home. I trip was truly a wonderful; in fact so amazing I’ve already made my decision 😁🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Kathleen James
Kathleen James
My experience in visiting Panama was amazing! It was much better than I had anticipated it to be. The hotel was a Luxury hotel with prime service when needed. The breakfast served each morning was very good. The staff serving the food was very courteous and attentive. I felt very welcomed staying there. The customer service exemplified by Charlotte, Mr. Jolly and Chris was top-notched!! We were informed continually about the plans for the day and repeatedly show ttentive loving-care! Water was given on the bus for anyone wanting some. I learned alot about the history of Panama and the Panama Canal. Mr. Jolly gave a very in-depth history lesson on Panama…His exceptional history account about Panama along with his witty personality was astounding! He made it easy for me to recall specific details about Panama. Great delivery!! I thoroughly enjoyed all our tour stops. Each restaurant served nutritious delicious food for lunch. I hope to visit Panama again. Thank you Charlotte for engaging us in a very strategic, well-planned trip!! Meeting lovely people , watching the musical dancing, going to the beach and experiencing our grand finale was also a great treat!!
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
I am such a fan of BEIP, and I highly recommend that anyone visiting Panama connect with Charlotte to join a tour. I've been on two tours with BEIP, and I find them to be reasonably priced and well curated. The Cultural Relocation Tour was the absolute best! I cannot say enough about my experience in learning about Panama, the wonderful food scene and traveling to different areas such as Portobelo, Coronado and Gorgona. Isla Mamey is also a wonderful experience as everyone just has so much fun - and make no mistake, everyone you meet on the tour is wonderful!
Nike Otim
Nike Otim
I had a fantastic time on the tour. Charlotte VanHorn, her "lovely assistant" and everyone involved were an absolute delight. Lots of cultural history to be learned. Already have my ticket to return in September.