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Finca Buena Vida: A sustainable seaside community of 26 Titled Real Estate Properties For Sale in Bocas del Toro. NOW OVER 80% SOLD!!

Recently FBV was chosen as one of the Top 10 Best Retirement Communities in Panama by bestretirementdestinations.com.

Home on Dolphin Bay: Our low-key Oceanfront Eco-Resort set on 102 acres of Caribbean island in Bocas del Toro, Panama with over 1km of shoreline, spectacular views, wild dolphins and plenty of uplifting energy.

Read the latest Project News and Updates.

recent blog posts

real estate reality catches up with FBV

January 22nd, 2010 by admin – swanny

Though Panama’s real estate prices still have a ways to go (down!) in order to be at all competitive within the global market, we here at Finca Buena Vida are proud to say our prices haven’t changed in years.

Why? Not greed. Nor delusion. Just good pricing.

We started this project five years ago with reasonable prices and have kept them reasonable – all through the heady days of greed and delusion we held steady and people came. And people bought. Now we are over 80% sold and folks are still coming. Read the rest of this entry →

FBV one of the top 10 retirement communities

January 22nd, 2010 by admin – swanny

I always knew we had something good going on here on Dolphin Bay, Bocas del Toro, Panama with our titled oceanfront real estate opportunities for sale, but now those in the know have put us in their top 10 list of retirement communities in Panama.

Check out www.bestretirementdestinations.com

And with Forbes naming Panama among the Top 10 Global Retirement Havens, that makes for some fine company.

Retirement opportunities worldwide are many and varied, but to be included in a top 10 list for retirement communities in Panama ranked by independent researchers is quite an honour. Read the rest of this entry →

good news for Panama tourism

June 5th, 2009 by admin – swanny

According to a report of major economic indicators to be released later this month by the Comptroller’s Office, Panama had 462,000 tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2009, a 6.4% increase over the same period last year. These numbers will come out hot on the heels of a visit President-elect Ricardo Martinelli is currently making to Costa Rica to discuss and find ways to develop a strong tourism alliance between the two countries that could become a brand for both destinations.

A visit that is not only generating plenty of news, but also a very strong indication of how much importance the new president will be putting on new and innovative ideas for the nation’s tourism industry. Read the rest of this entry →

Panama economy grew by 3%

June 5th, 2009 by admin – swanny

The consulting firm Indesa has estimated that Panama’s economy grew by 3% during the first quarter of 2009. Later this month the Comptroller’s Office will release the official numbers. But if these estimates are correct, Panama will continue to have one the highest GDP (gross domestic product) growth rates in the entire Latin American region. Read the rest of this entry →

healthy economic forecast for panama

May 28th, 2009 by admin – swanny

According to the IMF (International Monetary Fund), Panama is in a position to be more insulated from the economic crisis that is devastating Latin America and the rest of the world, with the fund forecasting a 0.5% shrinkage in the region, while Panama is forecast to grow by 3% in 2009. This is great news for anyone considering Panama as a place to invest, to retire or even to visit as a tourist. Economic growth is a great predictor of social stability, lower crime and of course, opportunity for investment. Read the rest of this entry →

Panama “most globalized” in Latin America

April 28th, 2009 by admin – swanny

According to the Signatures of Foreign Policy and AT Kearny and as reported on CNN Espanol, Panama is now considered to be the most globalized country in Latin America. Panama’s financial services sector has long been on the global radar, as has the Panama Canal and it’s international role in global trade and commerce, but to be considered the most globalized country in the entire region of Latin America, speaks volumes about the advances the country has made in terms of tourism, regional trade and commerce, as well as it’s growing reputation as a place for multinational organizations to headquarter their regional divisions. Read the rest of this entry →

more neighbours and less titled land for sale

April 7th, 2009 by admin – swanny

Well, it appears folks are still out and about looking for their future, regardless the world’s economic woes – finca buena vida’s residential project of titled land for sale has just welcomed two new neighbours. Read the rest of this entry →

panama tourism numbers reach record high!

March 6th, 2009 by admin – swanny

With all the bad news numbers flying around these days – stock market indices, foreclosures, unemployment, deficits and debt, it’s with great pleasure that I am able to announce some happy numbers.

The 2008 tourism stats for Panama are in and, with a 12.7% increase over 2007, Panama had 1.6 million visitors last year. Read the rest of this entry →

panama rises to 58th in WEF index

October 12th, 2008 by admin – swanny

One more reason to consider Panama if you are looking for a place that your investments can ride out the economic tsunami that Allan Greenspan masterminded and George W. helped proliferate…

Coming in second only to Chile in all of Latin America and 58th worldwide, Panama moved up one ranking from last year’s World Economic Forum’s annual competitiveness index.

Evaluated based on property rights, financial markets, infrastructure and macroeconomic stability,the index gave Panama excellent scores. For the first time, Panama beat out Mexico and again this year bested Costa Rica.

panama investments grow

May 17th, 2008 by admin – swanny

Two more huge transnational corporations have chosen Panama as the headquarters of their Latin American operations. The Caterpillar company, as well as Sony Corp. are the latest in a continuing pattern of international corporations viewing Panama as the preferred location for Latin American operations. Panama’s fast growing economy, coupled with the dollar currency, English as a common second language, a very stable social climate and a well educated work force are all factors in understanding why so many corporate giants are choosing Panama as a place to invest.

The huge Panama Canal expansion, along with massive growth in Read the rest of this entry →