Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Trade Mission to Panama: Focus on Development in Panama City

The U.S. Department of Commerce is hosting a “Trade Mission to Panama” conference, which will be held October 26-29, 2008

The conference will be focused on the booming development in Panama, and opportunities that exist for exporters in the United States as the pending U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement comes to fruition.  With the expansion of the Panama Canal, Panama’s economy grew 38.2% in 2006, and 11.5% in 2007.

The conference boasts coverage in the areas of: Building products, Electric & Power, Consumer Goods, Hotel & Restaurant, Medical, IT & Security, Construction, Safety & Security, and Telecom and Machinery.

Participation Fees:

$1560 – small and medium-sized businesses

$1850 – large firms and enterprises

** Each additional company rep is charged $450

** Incidentals are billed separately

The schedule will be as follows:

Sunday, October 26, 2008

- Arrival in Panama City, Briefing and Group Dinner at the Mira Flores Locks

Monday, October 27, 2008

- Economic & Business Briefing

- One-on-One Meetings

- Colon Free Zone Option

- Networking opportunity at the residence of the U.S. ambassador

 Tuesday, October 28, 2008

- One-on-one meetings

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

-Briefing by the Panama Canal Authority

The registration deadline is September 19, 2008.  For more information about the conference, click here. 

If you plan on attending the conference, schedule some time to visit our beautiful land developments.  Contact us at for more information.


Monday, July 28, 2008


Panama Marine Adventures is currently promoting their new cruise for the holidays in order to take the stress out of planning, cooking, cleaning, and hosting guests.

An 8-day cruise, based out of Panama will highlight the “wide variety of history, culture and landscapes that make Panama so unique”.  The cruise will not only highlight the Panama Canal, but other areas of Panama as well, such as Fort San Lorenzo and the Church of San Felipe on the inter-oceanic route.  The tour will also highlight the Darien Jungle and Embera Indians, as well as the Chagres River.

The M/V Discovery, the catamaran owned by PMA, will depart every Saturday from November through January in 2008 and 2009.

While you are in Panama, contact us to see our most recent and incredible panama land deals at  Our investment properties are economical for retirees and those simply wishing to move to Panama!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Bigger Expansion in Panama: Good News for Land Development?

It was announced on Monday that the Panama Canal may merit even larger expansion than currently planned.  Andrew Beatty, of Reuters reported that due to the current cargo levels, the ‘waterway’s $5.25 billion expansion may not be enough in the long term’.

The Canals traffic is expected to increase 3% annually over the next three decades.  Absolutely amazing…..

Rodolfo Sabonage – who is the head market analysis of the PCA made statements to the effect that much of the growth is due to Chinese exports heading to areas of the eastern United States..

Currently, expansion efforts are due to occur through the year 2014.  Further expansion and more locks could be in jeopardy due to the United States economy, yet the trade from China is apparently compensating for these factors…

This can only mean great things for our growing area of Panama City….Don’t miss out – check out our land investment opportunities at  We have both residential and commercial properties for sale!

Panama City Growth - #1 in Central America

According to, Mercer, an international consulting firm, released a study in which Panama City is rated as # 2 in Latin America for safety and quality of life. It is # 1 in Central America.

“In terms of personal safety, Canadian cities perform best with Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver all ranked jointly at 22. In the US, Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Lexington, San Francisco and Winston-Salem all share rank 53. Elsewhere in the region, Santo Domingo has the highest ranking at 92 followed by Panama City (96) and Monterrey (99). Bogota (207) in Colombia has the lowest levels of personal safety. The Canadian cities score 115.8 compared to Bogota’s 30.4.” (

Regionally, Panama City is the most thriving and developing area in Central America. Many companies including Caterpillar and Hewlett Packard have moved international offices to the area, and with the Panama Canal’s expansion, the shipping business is also bringing significant growth to the area.

Are you looking for a land development deal in Panama? Check out to see our residential and commercial land deals.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Panama Canal and Tampa Port Authority to Increase Development

It was announced today that the Panama Canal and the Tampa Port Authority have formed a strategic alliance in order to promote an ‘all-water route’. 

According to the release, “the partnership will increase trade, facilitate information sharing and promote the ‘all-water route’”

This is a solid move that reaffirms a Memorandum of Understanding between the TPA and the Canal that was originally signed in October 2005 in order to boost trade from Asia to the U.S. via the Canal.

The Tampa Port Authority is the largest Port in Florida and handles over 50 million tons of cargo each year, including “liquid and dry bulk, break bulk, cruise, as well as shipbuilding and repair”. 

This is great news for he development of both Tampa and Panama City.  Tampa’s growing container business and for Panama’s expanding Canal – both areas among the fastest developing in the world.

With this arrangement will come more jobs and more people moving to Panama.  We are excited about this news and how it will affect our land developments.  We are offering incredible Panama land deals.  Check out our site at to see our properties and find out more about living in Panama.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Panama Land Investments Delivering High Yields

This week, the prestigious International Living magazine’s Ronan McMahon featured an article on global real estate prices and where to find the highest yields.  Panama City, Panama was listed as #1.  The magazine claims that Panama is “delivering among the strongest and most reliable rental returns”.

The article also speaks in detail about hotels seeing such an influx of traffic that prices have been raised as high as 50-80% than that of a year ago.  Panama has become a hot-spot for both Americans and Europeans.

The country has flexible options for those wanting to move to Panama, and the real estate prices are so economical that many business have begun to move to the region as well. 

The magazine goes on to predict that the increase in visitors and residents will continue for the next five years.

The hotels are actually beginning to sell condo-hotels that are “suitable for short-term rental”.  The hotel takes care of the premises, and profits between the hotel operation and owner are “as high as 70/30 in favor of the owner”.

Click here for the article.

This definitely speaks for the affordability that Panama warrants.  Panama Land For Sale is offering affordable land deals that allow you to economically build the home of your dreams!  Check out our website at to check out our current specials.  Come join us as a Panamanian resident!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Miss Panama City Competes in Miss Universe, Represents Developing Panama Real Estate…..

This week, handicappers were indicating that our own Miss Panama had a substantial chance of obtaining the Miss Universe crown.  For those interested, odds are 10-1 in favor of Carolina Justavino.

Carolina is representing our great country this Sunday, and we are hoping to see the professional model, TV host, and law student advance as THE most desirable candidate for Miss Universe. 

Carolina is, from our consideration, the perfect candidate for Miss Universe.  An avid sportswoman and Panama native, Ms. Justavino also maintains her own real estate development business in order to continue development in Panama, due to its “excellent geographical location”. 

Are you interested in Panama’s developing real estate market?  Check out our deals at to see all of our properties!  

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Panama City Medical Development Conference Next Week

Next week, July 11th and 12th will bring world-renown physicians from all over the world to Panama.

The Cleveland Clinic in partnership with Centro Medico Paitilla will host the 7th Annual Scientific Meeting.  The topic this year is the Central Nervous System.  There will be over 300 specialists, surgeons, and insurance reps descending to Panama.  The purpose of the conference is to improve medical standards and to continue development throughout Central America.

The Cleveland Clinic prides itself on medical education, research, and state-of-the-art clinical care.  Centro Medico Paitilla, located in Panama City, was founded in 1975 and is a premiere private health facility of Panama.

Visiting Panama?  Visit our website before you arrive so that we can give you a personal tour of our development properties and lots.  You will be amazed at the affordability in Panama!  Visit for more information.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Copa Airlines to Expand Development in Panama

Yesterday, June 30, 2008, Copa Airlines announced its 42nd non-stop destination to Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The flight will begin August 21, 2008 and is the fourth city in Brazil with Copa Airlines service, joining Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Manaus.

The schedule will work as follows:

6:48pm departure

Belo Horizonte is the 3rd largest city in Brazil and is considered a cultural and metropolitan mecca. The industries in Belo Horizonte include electronics, textile, steel, auto, pharmaceutical, chemicals, and refractory companies.

The flights will be operated by the Boeing 737-700 Next Generation aircraft. The 124 person flight has 112 main cabin seats and 12 Business Class (Clase Ejecutiva).

This is exciting news to the further development here in Panama. We welcome those residents of Belo Horizonte that are looking for land development deals or those looking to move to Panama. Visit our website at for more information!

Just got back from Panama

Wow! Another amazing trip to Panama. The growth down there is out of control. It is such a great place. I will give more info when I have time. One quick story. I ate the La Estancia Grill again. I had two succulent Fillet Mignon's wrapped in Bacon that rival Ruth Chris Steak House for $17.00!

I have some new pictures of the real estate projects I am working on.