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You may have heard that our beach town, Puerto Armuelles, Panama has some big news.
After many, many years of complete neglect, our airport is being entirely renovated.
And officials have even told us that there will be domestic commercial flights flying in and out of Puerto.
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Recently, Puerto’s Mayor explained we will have a new runway, all new buildings, and a much better security fence. But better than the one you see here.
And let me tell you, there is nothing like taking a video to get all the officials in charge to come talk with you, which is what happened to me.
Air Panama Flights To & From Puerto
While we talked, these government officials told me, that 1 year from now Air Panama will offer flights into and out of Puerto Armuelles from Panama City, David & Bocas.
The officials seemed very certain that Air Panama would offer flights into and out of Puerto. Only time will tell if it really happens, but it seems possible. The President of Panama has already visited Puerto 3 or 4 times about the airport renovation.
Community Space Impact
Sadly, the airport renovation does mean that the community will lose a much valued exercise and open space. Right now, most evenings and early mornings, you will find many people on the airport runway and surrounding fields. They walk, run, play soccer.
Horses & Golf Course @ Airport
You will also see horses on the airport a lot. Even in this photo, you are seeing horses, even while demolition is underway.
And it looks like, I didn’t actually check, but it looks like they have already demolished the airport’s 9 hole golf course.
It was pretty incredible that there was a golf course at the airport.
I’m really hoping that the renovation moves as fast as the officials I talked with anticipate. And, I have to say, that so far, at least during this demolition stage, the work seems to making rapid progress.
Boost To Economy
The airport is good news, both for the economy and for convenient travel. And once there are commercial flights here it will be much easier and faster to get to and from Puerto Armuelles.
Fastest Way To Puerto Now
Currently, the fastest way to get to Puerto is to fly into David, which is a little more than an hour drive away. And get
then get transportation from there.
Discover Puerto Armuelles
If you haven’t heard of Puerto Armuelles yet, it is a charming beach town on the Pacific Ocean in the Chiriqui Province of Panama. Chiquita Banana built this unique and historic town starting in the 1920s.
For more information about Puerto Armuelles, click here.
Beach Properties in Puerto Armuelles
You can explore our beautiful beach property for sale, by clicking here.
And again, this is Betsy Czark of LivinginPanama.com. Thanks for watching