Panama's Top Vacation and Retirement Communities

This is an exciting time to shop for property as Panama is just beginning to develop as a retirement and vacation destination of choice. Many choose Panama because the cost of living in Panama is much lower than the in the United States and Western Europe, and more financially stable. In fact Panama has been consistently rated as a top international retirement destination year after year by publications such as International Living, Conde Naste Traveler and the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP).

The most popular places for vacation and retirement communities are the Pacific Coast Beaches including Panama's "Riviera" near Panama City, the mountain communities of Boquete, Sora (Los Altos de Maria) and El Valle, and Bocas del Toro on Panama's Caribbean. Panama City is such a fun place to be that many are deciding to buy a condo in Panama City and a beach or mountain home as well—all for much less than the cost of a home in the States.

If you're thinking of retirement or a second home in a safe, beautiful, inexpensive place with a modern infrastructure, Panama is the smart choice. Due to its position at the crossroads of the American and with over 100 years since the birth of the Panama Canal, people from all over the world have passed through Panama and many have decided to make it their permanent home, and panama offers three main styles to choose from: life near Panama City, Beach and Island life, or Highland life. Here are a few of our favorite retirement and vacation communities:

Communities Near Panama City:

Panama Pacifico: Just over the Bridge of the Americas, 20 minutes from the City, this major new community with have a variety of uses, including corporate headquarters, residential communities, offices, logistics facilities, a championship golf course, hotels, retail, top schools, health care and other amenities, not to mention many tax incentives for businesses.

Tucan Country Club and Resort: Just 15 minutes from downtown Panama City, it features an exciting new golf course, tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, a spa, dining, banking, a handsome clubhouse, and the full-service golf shop. A homeowners' association, special architectural and landscaping guidelines, and a security gate for privacy are all part of Tucan Country Club & Resort's distinctive ambiance.

Santa Marí­a Golf Community: A private residential golf community located alongside the prestigious Costa del Este neighborhood of Panama City. The Nicklaus Design course will offer players a premier golf experience. Potential real estate buyers will enjoy an array of resort-style amenities, including a grand country club with its world-class athletic facilities.

Beach and Islands Communities

Bristol Buenaventura Resort: Just 1.5 hours from Panama City, Buenaventura is Panama's most upscale beach resort community. At the heard of this community is the Bristol Buenaventura hotel, an upscale beach resort with gourmet cuisine, an expansive seaside pool, tropical gardens, spa, and a Jack Nicklaus Champion Golf Course.

Costa Blanca Villas:
Beautiful 3-4 bedroom villas next to the Royal Decameron Resort and its' 18 hole golf course that's been rated Panama´s best! Designed by noted architect Randall Thompson. With the purchase of your resort residence, you'll automatically be member of their private golf club and beach club., jacuzzi, pools, tennis courts and ecological walking paths.

Andromeda Ocean Estates:
A luxury home resort community located on the finest cut of Real Estate in the Azuero Peninsula with 200 residential and commerical lots and a beach club, all with ocean views. Just 1.3 kilometers from the charming town of Pedasi and just minutes away from shore with island nature reserves, surfing, snorkeling, wildlife-watching and scuba-diving. There is no limit to the water sports activities that can be explored in the Azuero Peninsula, a true sportsman's Paradise.

Costa Pedasí­ Luxury Beach Front Development:

An oceanfront gated communtiy on 235 acres with ocean views, a beach club, community swimming pool, organic garden and more. You may choose a state-of-the-art home from one of our 3 colonial, open and airy designs that maximizes breathtaking ocean views as well as topof- the-line features and amenities, including a private pool, private car garage, multiple bathrooms and first class materials in each model.

Red Frog Beach Rainforest Resort Community:
Located on Isla Bastimentos, this community has two new restaurants, a marina, an elaborate zipline canopy tour and the largest island activity center in Central America. There are also plenty of activities here: snorkeling, diving, fishing, surfing, nature walks or relaxing on the best beaches in Panama! Island units are for sale from $135,000. Finished ½-acre titled Hillside Villas are for sale from $478,500. Direct access to the beach, incredible views, private pool, upgrades galore. Beach front lots from $472,000.

Highland and Mountain Resort Communities

Los Altos de Marí­a:
A mountain resort community with spectacular mountain views, waterfalls, perfect springlike weather year-round and a first-class infrastructure: 20 miles of paved roads, electrity, water, high speed internet and phone connections, Direct TV, 16 miles of hiking trails, 24 hour security, a heliport etc. Altos de Maria is also only mountain resort community only an hour from all the amenities of the cosmopolitan Panama City.

Hacienda Los Molinos:
Set in one of Boquete's most prized locations with the beauty of a spectacular canyon and views of Volcan Baru and the Pacific Ocean, Los Molinos offers high-quality comfortable homes with floor addressing the current and future needs of residents. Attractions include a system of lakes, ponds and flower-filled gardens, a country club, 24 hour medical services.

Lucero Resort and Golf Community

The lifestyle you seek is here at Cielo Paraiso. An 18-Hole Private Championship Golf Course designed by J. Michael Poellot, Full Service Clubhouse, and Country Club including Tennis, Squash, Pools, Fitness Center, and Spa. Cielo Paraiso is of unprecedented proportion in Panama.Our master-planned gated resort community encompasses over 300 hectares of land yet will be home to only a fortunate few. Homesites are large, up to 2 ½ acres, to protect residents privacy, serenity, and comfort.