La Isla Ranch is strategically located in the province of Veraguas, an hour drive south of Santiago, the capital of Veraguas in the Republic of Panama. The country of Panama covers an area the size of South Carolina, has a modern infrastructure and has been nicknamed “the crossroads of the world.”
With more 100 international banks, Panama is the second largest financial center in the Americas after New York, and it offers several advantages for foreign investors. The U.S. dollar-based economy, its strategic geographic location with direct flights to most of the major cities, political stability, strong economic outlook, 20-year exemption on real estate taxes and comprehensive incentive program for retirees are all attractive attributes when considering investing in Panama.
Located in the southernmost region of Central America, Panama is landscaped by low mountain ranges, thick jungles and fertile green valleys and plains. The area is readily accessible with more than 30 domestic airports offering flights to the Tocumen International Airport, which is in the modern metropolis called Panama City.
This technologically advanced airport offers all of the comforts and services one would expect from an international airport – duty-free shops, multi-cuisine restaurants and hotel reservation desks, along with taxi and public bus services to the city of Panama.
The cosmopolitan capital of Panama is Panama City, often referred to as a “mini Miami.” The city is an international banking center, with numerous high-rise buildings, and many similarities in the exciting food and cultural scenes. Inexpensive flights to Panama City are available most of the year, a good incentive for tourists and families who come to see the world-renowned Panama Canal. This engineering marvel attracts many people to the 22,014 acre Soberania National Park and the Miraflores Locks, where the canal watching is the best. Other points of interest include the Chagres National Park, which covers 320,000 acres including a tropical rain forest and two lakes, and numerous museums that bring the rich Panama past into the present.
The 1,200-acre La Isla Ranch has more than 2.5 miles of frontage on the Pacific Ocean. The ranch is comprised of four tracts of land, including a 43.5-acre private airstrip, originally built by the U.S. military, and an island on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. This island is one of the few places in Panama that has western views with breathtaking sunsets overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
A car bridge provides access from the private island to the mainland and Rancho Lane.
In addition to the private airstrip, driving access to other parts of Panama is possible with the Pan-American Highway, which abuts the eastern boundary of the larger tract of land. This well-maintained highway, which runs alongside the scenic Pacific coast, provides access to all major towns and cities in Panama.
The people in this area are dedicated to agricultural work, as it is home to one of the largest producers of grains and the best livestock in the country.
Tourists from all over the world come to the area for the natural beauty of the Veraguas Province, which includes tropical forest, deep valleys, spectacular falls of crystalline water and natural pools with refreshing water.
The ranch is a true hidden paradise in the midst of nature with more than 200 varieties of orchids, and visitors to the area will enjoy spotting more than 400 species of birds, and mammals, reptiles and insects.
Fly-fishing in nearby estuaries, and rivers, bay fishing and deep-sea charters with boat captains are all available. Swimmer and surfers will especially be delighted with the sandy beaches and nearby resorts. La Isla Ranch is the perfect recreational retreat to swim, surf, ride ATVs or just relax and enjoy the abundant natural beauty of Panama.
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