Monday, February 24 2014 @ 01:17 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
There are the established cities, with their modern infrastructure, quality shopping venues, and state-of-the art medical facilities. Then there are remote destinations that promise a peaceful retreat in the serenity of an undisturbed natural environment.
Still more claim to be an adventure lover's paradise, offering land and sea attractions sure to keep even the most active expat engaged. Last, but not least, there are the up-and-coming places, still relatively unknown and sure to bring a good return on investment once they start to generate more widespread attention.
While those are all desirable qualities when looking for a new home abroad, what's unfortunate is that most people don't always fit so neatly into one (and only one) of those categories.
Maybe you enjoy the solitude of your own private beach 95% of the time, but then there's also the part of you that gets a hankering to hop in the car and go eat at TGIFriday's on "gringo" night. Perhaps you crave the excitement of surfing 20-foot swells or reeling in a 350-pound yellowfin tuna, but you also want to live somewhere that isn't an overpriced overcrowded tourist trap.
If you previously thought those conditions couldn't coexist, think again. They can. And they do. And you can find them in Boca Chica, Panama.
It's one of the only places in Central America where you can not only improve your state of mind and well-being, but you can also do yourself a financial favor by investing in prime real estate that is still relatively inexpensive despite the area's growing appeal.
That's why Boca Chica, Panama, may be the single best place to buy real estate in Central America.
Be Happier Living in Your Ideal Setting
The town of Boca Chica, as well as its neighboring archipelago, is among the most beautiful landscapes in Central America. From the lush rolling hills of the mainland to the beautiful Pacific with its "myriad emerald isles strewn like jewels in a sapphire sea," as Natural Geographic described them, it's simply breathtaking.
There are deserted sand beaches, ancient rainforests, and ghostly mangroves. And they're all accessible within a short radius. Much of the islands and their surrounding waters are completely untouched and unexplored, with thousands of unclassified species and sights unlike anything you've ever seen.
This wild habitat is juxtaposed against the shoreline of the Chiriqui province, which is home to large cities like Boquete (an expat favorite) and David (which has every service and amenity you could possibly need). It's rare to find a place that feels so primitive, yet lies less than an hour away from shopping malls and a multiplex theater.
Be Healthier Enjoying an Active, Sustainable Lifestyle
Boca Chica is a place for someone who wants more exercise than just the amount they'd get walking back and forth from the pool in their gated community full of other expats. Sure, it's a great place to get away and relax. But it offers so much more than just a nice spot to hang a hammock.
Because of its location, Boca Chica is an ocean lover's dream. Would-be explorers can go island-hopping to one of over 50 islands, most of which are completely uninhabited. It's also a great place for surfing and diving, as well as one of Central America's top spots for sportfishing (boasting many world records).
Boca Chica, Panama, is a very eco-friendly community. Its local residents and expats alike share a desire to preserve the natural environment, and many local businesses are committed to operating sustainably. It's also great for nature lovers, offering a variety of flora and fauna on both land and sea.
And because spending time in nature provides proven benefits to your health, it's the perfect destination for someone who's looking to improve their overall wellbeing. In Boca Chica, you can unplug, recharge, and just...be.
Be Wealthier by Investing in Boca Chica Now
As mentioned, real estate values in and around Boca Chica are still surprisingly low given everything the area has to offer. However, that's soon likely to change.
A massive renovation project that is currently underway at Enrique Malek International Airport in David, less than an hour from Boca Chica, will have a tremendous impact on the surrounding area.
When the airport opens its runways to direct international flights from the U.S., a process that has already been set in motion, what will result is increased traffic to the area, new business ventures, and subsequently a rise in property values.
It's a tried and true formula for real estate appreciation. When infrastructure improves, areas grow, and real estate becomes more valuable.
Be Part of an Adventure Colony
One of the best places to experience all that this region of Panama has to offer is on Boca Chica Island, home of Emerging Terrains' latest Adventure Colony. It's a 400-acre private island with a few lots still available to those who share founders Josh Linnes and Park Wilson's vision for sustainable living, in harmony with the island's beautiful natural surroundings.
If you resolved to be happier, healthier, or wealthier (or all of the above) in 2014, an Adventure Colony could be your 3-in-1 solution. Visit vivatropical.com/bocachicaisland to learn more.