Client Success Stories

D. Herbut

Canadian
Bought in: Coco Beach
Review Date: December 09, 2020

My name is David Herbut, and I currently own lot 20 at the Coco Beach development.

I’m Canadian, moving to Panama permanently. I’m building a 3 bedroom villa a double story house. 
 
I decided to add a casita located beside the swimming pool, and hot tub area. It will have one bedroom and bathroom, and have a covered outdoor space matching the decor of the villas outdoor covered space. Between  the villa and stream flowing in front of the property, I’m putting in a round fire pit that will also have a patio surrounding it. This will allow seating to enjoy evenings in front of a warm fire.
 
The Panama for Life team has been professional to deal with and made the transition from Canada to Panama very easy with great support and knowledge. 
 
The builders are Wilson Co. and John Wilson and his team of builders, and designers have been a huge pleasure to have building all aspects 
inside and outside. Despite many changes along the way they have been very good at making changes at the last minute. 
 
The quality of the professional building ability and attention to detail is the best one could expect if any future customer 
chooses to hire them to build your villas. My home is now about 80% complete, and I believe it will be move in ready in April or May 2021. 

Best Wishes to all future residents of Coco Beach. Panama is a beautiful place to live and retire too.

S. Cox

South African Family
Bought in: Gatun Lake Farms
Review Date: November 26, 2020

We finally made it to the Fincas at Lago Gatun.
I am an Independant private client with no affiliation to the estate agent.
It's is amazing here. Although this was our admin and scouting trip, we cannot wait to return and start homesteading soon. Our immigration/residency came with the plot as part of the package, and is complete already apart from picking up our permanent cards in 6 months. The permanent residency process is quick and painless with the affiliated lawyers DenFab. It takes about a week (a few hours spread over a week).
 
We spent an hour or 2 walking around our plot which is pictured here.
Generally the plots are a bit more hilly with gradients than in the brochure and drone footage. The brochure pictures and footage are excellent, but does not do the Fincas justice. You will be surprised when you come. I am blown away by the land and views from our plot.
 
We are amazed at how lush and green it is.
 
Panama portfolio groomed and trimmed our plot prior to our arrival as you can see in the pictures, and they have a lot of work planned for the roads and common access spaces. This comes at no extra cost to any buyer.
Our plot is one of the smaller ones, and it is massive!
 
Yes it's a farm. The area is rural. It's about 10 minutes drive from the small supermarket at Cero Cama, where you can get most things a supermarket has in stock. I was pleasantly surprised at the stock levels in the shop. It's like a small SPAR in South Africa. They stock cold beer!
 
The soil here is amazing, and anything will grow here. The challenge will be keeping it trimmed back, but this will happen as we spend more time here. I dug around in the soil for a few moments to determine this as we intend to farm the land.
 
I strongly suggest that you go visit the Fincas ASAP if you are interested in this area. You will be pleasantly surprised.
 
Have a look through the pics and vids I've posted here. Feel free to comment and start discussion with me personally if you want further info. If you PM me with your details, I'd be happy to chat with other (potential) Fincas clients. Some pictures may have been posted earlier but I include them here again for you all to enjoy.
We are so happy that we bought the adjacent plot too!