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!

Yolanda Pitters
Yolanda Pitters
Tour#29 I was born in Panama but lives in the USA for many years since my teens. I've been thinking to move back home whenever I retired. I did retire in 2020 but then I move into another house recently. I just went on the Black Expats of Panama Tour of Charlotte Van Horn from July 1-5 and meeting her in person was the best thing ever something I don't see in other Panama relocation tours. I took my sister with me to enjoy the experience with me, this tour compare to the other Panama Relocation Tour I went to in 2023 is nothing comparable to the experience that I had. We became family we bonded as family and it was fun mix with experience and excellent and esseptional above and beyond nothing beats Mrs. Charlotte Van Horn Tour, we met her on our arrival in person and she went to the tour with all of us all the way to the end of the tour something I don't see in other relocation tours. The speaker of the tour guy Teo was very knowledgeable and very explanatory with details about everywhere they took us. He thought us things I never knew before after leaving Panama at a very young age and many places I didn't know existed in Panama it was what a experience. We love everything about our tour and thinking quicker than ever to move back home.
Lori
Lori
I’m so happy that I came on this relocation tour. I was on relocation tour #29. Charlotte and her team were so warm and supportive regarding my relocation process. I do not have the words about how wonderful this experience was. The entire team was so helpful every step of the process. I now have my visa and will be relocating full time to Panama. I started my paperwork in the USA after contacting Charlotte and she put me in touch with immigration attorneys. Once I arrived in Panama everything was so seamless. Mr. Jolly was a wonderful tour guide and my realtor was also amazing and so very helpful. There are other tours, but if you want a team that will look out for your best interests and feel like a family, this is the only tour you need. Thank you BEIP team.
Joslyn Lewis
Joslyn Lewis
I've had the pleasure of attending two of Charlotte's tours, in September 2023 and May 2024, and both experiences were absolutely remarkable. Charlotte's tours are meticulously planned and thoughtfully curated, with an extreme attention to detail that ensures every aspect of the trip is perfect. What sets Charlotte apart is how she treats every guest like family, creating an atmosphere of warmth and welcome that is truly special. As a responsible business owner, she not only excels in her offerings but also generously shares her success with her local Panamanian community, fostering a sense of camaraderie and kinship among everyone involved. I highly recommend booking a tour with her if you’re looking for an experience that's both unique and enriching!
Ashanti Bromfield
Ashanti Bromfield
one of the best experiences to get to know Panama and all its culture.
Lauren Graves
Lauren Graves
I have had the pleasure of attending 3 trips curated by Black Expats in Panama over the last 5 years. I have known the owner, Charlotte Van Horn and her husband, Alfredo for nearly 20 years. In every encounter, the couple as well as their staff, have been courteous, hospitable, uplifting, and curate 5-star, luxurious, and memorable experiences. The BEIP team made us feel welcomed from the beginning! The energy and smiles were enthusiastic and genuine. Our food and hotel guest experiences were top tier. Delicious and filling meals, wonderful beverage packages and informative tour guides were all part of the BEIP experience. I enjoyed my visits to Panama in 2020 and 2024. In 2022, I traveled to Cartagena with this group as well and it was a life changing experience. From private high-end beach clubs, to luxurious resorts and accommodations! I made lasting friendships on each vacation! Cant wait to vacation again with BEIP!
elsa celestine
elsa celestine
OMG❣️ I had an amazing time from the first to the last day. I truly enjoyed the comradery of the group. Charlotte and her team considered all our needs and request (tour of the Panama Canal). The "FIVE" star, inclusive venues included various types of foods and activities. The team kept us informed of the day's plans. Yes, I am planning another trip with Charlotte...thank you for the wonderful travel experience...see you soon 💗
Crystal Lane
Crystal Lane
I’ve had the pleasure of taking two of the BEIP tours. Both tours were incredible! Each was filled with fun activities while learning about the beautiful country Panama if you're considering relocating. The owner and team had doctors, lawyers and immigration representatives to answer our questions, including real estate professionals. The tour guide is awesome! His knowledge of the country is impressive. Each day on the tour bus was like a party! You won’t go wrong with this cultural experience. You’ll gain such an appreciation of the country whether you relocate or not. Even the accommodations were impressive and the food was delicious! It’s a well organized tour. You’ll be treated like family. My first tour with BEIP, I traveled solo and never felt more safe. I would encourage anyone to experience BEIP!
Karen Williams
Karen Williams
With Charlotte Van Horn at the helm of Black Expats in Panama (BEIP) expect a phenomenal travel experience. To travel with the Black Expats in Panama Team is to encounter life changing travel experiences. BEIP specializes in Expert, People Connecting, Fun-filled, Cultural Travel Events that are like no other. I have had the privilege to visit Panama many times and each time is more amazing than the last. My recent holiday to Panama, was such a joy! Engaging in the BEIP Reunion Affair was filled with rhythm and flavor. The Reunion was a compilation of Celebration , Excellence, Culture, Fellowship and Loads of Fun. Charlotte curated an experience of excellence and care that touched each heart. Extraordinary connections were made by many. We all were saturated with special everlasting memories. The itinerary was a perfect blend of awe-inspiring activities infusing leisure time, fellowship and cultural activities. The well-appointed city and resort accommodations, the delectable cuisine, that delighted our palate and of course, special enchanting moments that cannot be duplicated were all on the menu. A major highlight to note is cruising into the sunset, while being serenaded by a smooth saxophonist and violinist. No one does it like BEIP, it gets no better than this. The BEIP Team provided an amazing travel experience that will soon not be forgotten. Excellence, Attention to detail, and Care is second to none. Everyone must experience a BEIP travel affair. BEIP is simply the BEST!
James Sampson
James Sampson
I have been on 3 tours with BEIP and each one is better than the last with quality care and service as the through line. Charlotte and her crew take care of every detail and you can count on a first class experience. Charlotte is a magical fun hostess whose love for people shows up in every detail. My fourth trip is already booked!
Dalonna I-Rogers
Dalonna I-Rogers
A wonderful experience! I learned so much. I highly recommend if 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 ( Teo - have such an extraordinary tour guide and historian.) I attended in August 2022 & I want to go back just to be part of the experience again. Thanks to the experience & the knowledge I received, I went back in May 2024 & now deciding to relocate in the future.