Islands, Mountains, and Valleys
Summary: Chiriquí not only has perhaps one of the coolest names for a province, but some of the most stunning beauty of Panamá as well as a huge variety of natural environments. The Pacific side of Chiriquí is littered with beautiful beaches, a HUGE number of exotic islands, and a handful of growing beachside towns and communities. David city is the epicenter of the province offering just about every service and amenity you could need. A short drive up into the majestic mountains from David you will find some of Chiriquí’s most magical natural beauty spread throughout a range of tropical, mountainous, and high altitude arid environments. Cloud forests, a towering ancient volcano, endless valleys surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks, picturesque towns, hidden waterfalls, and wildlife are all part of Chiriquí’s higher altitude charm. Within this region of Panamá there are a number of destinations popular among tourists, investors/developers, and expats but it is also easy to find yourself lost in paradise far from any noise or “civilization” as the province is quite large and full of nature. Though it does not host a Caribbean coastline, Chiriquí with its mountains, Pacific coast, and seemingly impossible number of islands can certainly appeal to just about anyone and everyone.
Activities of Interest: Sailing, Fishing, Island Hopping, Whale Watching, Diving/Snorkeling, Hiking, Waterfalls, Surfing, Wildlife, Agro-Tourism,
Locations of Interest: Town of Boquete, Town of Altos de Boquete, Town of Volcán, Town of Boca Chica, Town of Punta Burica, Town of Puerto Armuelles, Town of Las Lajas, Archipelago Gulfo De Chiriquí, Town of Valle De Las Minas, Fortuna Forest Reserve, Caldera (Hot Springs)
Real Estate Opportunities: Chiriquí has long been a popular destination for those interested in investing in Panamá. Reason for this? The bread and butter of the province: Boquete. Boquete is a quaint but substantially developed mountain town approximately 1 hour from the city of David, which has been attracting tourists, investors, developers, and expats for the past 20 years. It remains one of Chiriquí’s most popular destinations, though in the past decade other destinations within the province have been put on the map making Chiriquí more interesting than ever. If what you’re after is in fact the peaceful mountain lifestyle with cooler climates, then the regions of Boquete, Volcán, and Caldera are without a doubt excellent options for you still offering a variety of real estate opportunities. However, if you prefer coastal living, or even that exotic island lifestyle so many of us dream about, you will also find a wide range of investments and destinations available. Places like Boca Chica (along with its plethora of islands), Puerto Armuelles, and Punta Burica are just a few of the interesting coastal locations where expat life, investment, or development can be magnificent. Depending on where you’re looking to buy, Chiriquí’s real estate prices can appear expensive, to downright disgustingly cheap, and everything in between! The key is using an expert real estate company to assist you with the regions that will best suit your needs and budget, and helping you find the best deals available. This province we predict will continue to flourish, and receive more attention from tourists, investors, developers, and expats as word gets out of Chiriquí’s beauty and the destinations of interest continue to evolve. An investment in this portion of Panamá could be the best decision you’ll ever make.
Cost of Real Estate: 6/10 – 8.5/10
Cost of Living: 7/10