Tucan Country Club & Resort Breaks Ground on Residences
Wednesday, August 23 2006 @ 09:30 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Growing in, taking root...
Golf Course: The golf course is nearly finished and looks fantastic. One of the nicest parts about the golf course at Tucan is that there are mature trees all over the course. "The stunning 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course is set among lush forests, rolling hills, creeks and lakes — teeming with rare wildlife and vegetation. Tucán golf offers spectacular views of the Panama City skyline and luxury cruise ships as they make their way through the Panama Canal. Bordered by lush tropical forests and the Panama Canal Zone, the new golf course was designed by Florida golf course architect Jeffrey Myers and built into a world-class layout by Gregori International. The front nine holes border the rain forest famous to Panama while the back nine offer panoramic views of the Panama Canal."
A Yellow-Headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima; Photo by Don Winner on the Tucan Golf Course, August 2006)
Tucked Into the Jungle... Designed to ensure the integrity of the surrounding tropical flora and fauna, the course at Tucán will be a paradise of its own. In addition to the colorful toucan bird (spelled “tucán” in Spanish, hence the name of the resort), there are howler monkeys, macaws, coati mundi, sloths and many other jungle creatures harbored by Tucán. The wildlife routinely spills over onto the golf course, and players often catch glimpses of the exotic residents as they go about their daily tasks. The front nine holes border the rain forests famous to Panama while the back nine offers panoramic views of the Panama Canal. The course will reveal a par-72 layout that stretches 6,700 yards from the back tees. Tucan hopes to open nine holes to play by the end of September with the rest of the course to open by the end of the year.
Coati mundi (Nasua narica -- Photo by Kevin Frey CBC/AMNH)
Meet the Neighbors: The Tucan Country Club & Resort property is adjacent to the newly established EcoParque Panama. This innovative conservation partnership gains government and community trust and support through the involvement of a respected local civic organization. Similarly, the Rotary Club’s reliance on recognized land management organizations for the on-the-ground management of the Park ensures that conservation and sustainability remains paramount in the long term. Through the creation of EcoParque Panama the Republic of Panama has taken a first step in recognizing that a healthy forests at the urban interface coupled with affordable access to it, represents an improvement in
quality of life and economic opportunity for it’s citizens. What this means for Tucan's residents is the assurance that the surrounding forests will be preserved.
The Design - Terrace Condominiums
Built on beautifully sloping terrain, the site for your residence affords breathtaking views from the expansive open-air terraces located directly adjacent to the main floor living area. Every detail of the residence has been meticulously designed to allow the home to blend seamlessly with the natural topography of the land. The top-floor home features an additional balcony off the owner’s suite and an exceptional 85 m2 (approx. 945 sq. ft.) finished roof-top terrace, offering unparalleled views of the golf course, city skyline and Panama Canal.
The Model - Terrace Condominiums
With approximately 125 m2 (approx. 1,345 sq. ft.) of construction space – the terrace condominium has two bedrooms, two full baths, a spacious dine-in kitchen, and a spectacular open plan living and dining room area which opens directly onto the open-air terrace, expanding the living and entertainment areas well into the tropical paradise of Tucan.
Condominium Luxuries: All of the residences at Tucan have been designed and are being built with the high expectations of our discerning customers in mind:
- An expansive 1,345 sq. ft. plan
- Luxurious owner’s suite terrace in top floor residence
- City skyline and canal views
- Unobstructed golf course views
- Sunken living areas
- French-style doors and windows
- Roomy breakfast bars
- Generous-sized kitchen counters
- Separate laundry rooms
- Private covered entryways
- Formal and outdoor dining areas
- Open-air and covered balconies
- Terracotta tile roofs and carved masonry columns
- Hand-forged, wrought-iron railings and trim details
- Built-in planters and window boxes
- Private covered carports
- Private storage rooms
- Golf cart parking
Making Progress: It's important to demonstrate and emphasize the seriousness, commitment, and professionalism of the development team ushering the Tucan Country Club & Resort project through its various phases of planning, construction, and management. Any investor considering a substantial commitment in a foreign country requires and deserves the peace of mind that comes with seeing actual progress on the ground. According to Dinesh Vaswani, Vice President and Executive Manager of the project, "there are currently ten condominiums and two single-family homes under construction, and will begin construction of the third single-family home this week. We expect to begin construciton on the clubhouse in early September and to deliver the first residential unit in early 2007."
Positive Feedback: Approximately 35% of the first phase has been sold, and the entire project will consist of two phases and a total of about 500 residences. According to Dinesh Vaswani, "we're getting a lot of positive feedback from people who have looked at many of the projects available in Panama and in the region. People like the location and the fact that we are close to Panama City. They really like the design of the homes and they love the beauty of the area. Tucan is the only residential complex designed specifically with foreign investors in mind with regards to open spaces, central air conditioning, lighting, and other fine details demanding buyers expect to see in a first-class high quality home."
Spectacular Views: The Bridge of the Americas from the Tucan Country Club & Resort
Close to Everything: One of the most popular features of the Tucan Country Club & Resort is its proximity to the shopping, restaurants, entertainment, tourist attractions, and healthcare falicities available in Panama City. Residents can quickly and easily access both the modern capital city or head the other way and spend the day at the beach.
- Website: Tucan Country Club & Resort
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 1-800-456-6016
- In Panama: +011 (507) 211-3472
- Fax: +011 (507) 211-1308
- By Mail (Panama):
- Tucan Country Club & Resort, S.A.
- Apdo. 242,
- Balboa, Ancon
- Panama, Rep. of Panama.
- By Mail (U.S.):
- David Pearson Associates
- Suite 2207
- 1390 South Dixie Highway
- Coral Gables, FL 33146