The SpaceThe house is Mexican Modern with tile floors, inside & out, tropical colors, & a flat roof that is an expansive terrace with spectacular 360 degree views of ocean, beach, pastures, cows, birds, mountains, sunsets, moon, & stars. The living space is all on one floor with a full roof terrace. There are 2 Q bedrooms & a living/dining/kitchen with granite counters. The front has covered parking that connects to a covered porch. The back, beach side, also has a covered porch. A short trail leads from there to the beach. . Guest AccessThe house has 2 good boogie boards to use (bring your own fins), 3 mountain bikes. There is some basic fishing gear available for use at the house and fishing from the beach right out your backdoor. Interaction with GuestsBecause I pretty much live in Panama full time I can help you plan your stay and time in Panama. I am available for most of your needs, can take you on tours if you wish, provide basic transportation to and from the beach when you arrive and depart, take you birding. Just ask and I will try to help, some things at no charge, others I must charge nominal fees. The NeighborhoodThis neighborhood has grown up around the resort of "Las Olas," but it hasn't grown too much. There is just one gated street of custom homes, mostly Americans & Canadians. Although the town of David, 25 minutes away, has many restaurants, stores, and a few casinos, Playa La Barqueta has rare peace amid glorious nature. The Las Olas resort has a nice restaurant & bar, tennis courts & pool available for paid day use. In addition there are a couple of beach side cafes nearby. Whether you're looking for a place to retire or to vacation, this is a perfect location for exploring Northern (really it is Western) Panama, Pacific beach communities, Puerto Armuelles, Bocas del Toro on the Carribean, the mountain towns of Boquete & Volcan, and a short drive to Costa Rica.
Getting AroundAlthough you can use taxis, buses and occasionally me to get to and from the beach, it is more economical to rent a car and drive around our area. Rental cars run as little as $30 per day and the roads are very drivable. Other Things to NoteThere is one of the largest mangrove waterways in the world just 15 minutes away that can offer touring and fishing by boat or kayak. Just ask and I can set you up with a local guide. In addition, there is excellent birding in the area, both on land and from the water, and again, tours can be arranged. The Chiriqui Provence that we are part of, has so many adventures and sights awaiting your travels. Costa Rica is just a 45 minute drive from the house. Wow, so much to do, so little time.