Do you already love Puerto Armuelles?
Then you will want to check out Corazon de Oro.
It is the most beautiful spot in the area.
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Corazon de Oro Beach
Everyone who visits raves about the beauty and tranquility they experience at Corazon de Oro.
You really have to visit to fully appreciate the quiet serenity of Corazon de Oro.
“Corazon de Oro” translates into English as “Heart of Gold”.
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Why Live Here
- Beautiful & peaceful spot
- Refreshing ocean breezes
- Walk, swim, surf, or SUP at the beach every day
- Live a beach lifestyle
- Close to town and services
- 2 weekly expat get-togethers in Puerto
- Prices vary to fit most budgets
- Property is likely to significantly rise in value, an important consideration if you want a property with a great ROI
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Corazon de Oro has a delightful beachfront area with 2 mango trees. Everyone exclaims about how wonderful it is to enjoy the shade under these mango trees as they soak in the ocean view. This area is also known as lot 6/NFS on the site plan.
Many people have wanted to buy this lot and build a house. Each of them thought they could keep the mango trees. But that would be impossible.
Our commitment to the quality of the Corazon de Oro community inspired us to take this lot off the market. That is why it is not for sale (NFS).
This will be a community resource. Someplace to gather. We anticipate it will have lounge chairs for everyone to enjoy and perhaps some hammocks and a rancho (gazebo). The mangos are next to the community’s beach access. This spot may NOT remain the permanent community spot. However, we anticipate creating some type of community gathering spot closer to the ocean.
Community Beach Access
Our philosophy is that the beach belongs to everyone. Not just a few lucky beachfront property owners.
Our goal is to have a community where everyone (beachfront & non-beachfront property owners) has full access to the beach.
Therefore, we have designated a permanent 20-foot (6 meters) beach access path for the use of all property owners.
This path is located between sites number 6/10 and 7, as indicated on the site plan.
Shoreline Stability & Protection
The entire shoreline of Corazon de Oro is strengthened and reinforced using the same successful method used in Australia. It is a grid network of tethered tires and further enforced vegetation such as beach grass.
As I mention under Price below, this also allows you to safely and securely extend any of the beachfront lots, per the legal limit (approx. 20′).
Corazon de Oro is only a 5-minute drive (10-minute bike ride) to the center of the charming beach town of Puerto Armuelles.
However, if you live in Corazon de Oro, you don’t have to go into town just to pick up milk or to eat in a restaurant.
You will find all these services near Corazon de Oro
- Best seafood restaurant in town is right across the street from the entrance to Corazon de Oro (El Rancho, aka Resturante Luz)
- Tiny kiosk/tienda (store) about 100 yards from the entrance. It is run by a very friendly couple, Edith and Domingo.
- Breakfast, lunch (coffee anytime) cafe is run by Edith and her daughter. It is right next to their tienda.
- Another restaurant, Restaurante Hermonas Bustos, is about 200 yards down the street
- Grocery store, Mandarin, is on the main road into town. Just a 2-minute drive (or 15-minute walk) away
- 2 building supply stores and an auto-mechanic shop are all within a 2-minute drive
Although Corazon de Oro itself is a quiet beach refuge, it is not in the middle in nowhere. You can easily take care of your daily needs without having to spend much time on the road.
Also, Corazon de Oro is further than 10K from the Costa Rica border, so Panama’s 10K rule does not apply to it.
If you have a beach vehicle, you can drive onto the beach.
You could also bring your small watercraft, such as a Hobie Cat, down to the beach.
At present, there is no concrete boat ramp, so boats with trailers would need to have beach tires.
The property is on the downwind, down current side of a big sandbar. From January to May, you can anchor your small boat in this bay. One of the photos below shows local fishermen doing just that.
Corazon de Oro has 21 beautiful properties: 9 beachfront and 12 back lots. All of the back lots are a short stroll to the beach.
Ocean Breezes, View & Access Protection
The views, ocean breezes, and beach access are protected by Corazon de Oro’s community guidelines. The setbacks and fence regulations in the community guidelines are designed so that ocean breezes are not blocked and residents will be able to see the ocean from various locations, not just from the beachfront lots.
These attractive stroll-to-beach properties are priced to sell at $31,500 to 74,500 each. You can buy Lot 14, with an attractive, but unfinished house, for only $69,500. See the site plan & price chart for sizes & prices for each lot.
Of Corazon de Oro’s 9 beachfront lots, 6 are still for sale.
The beachfront lots have 53 to 60 feet of beachfront each. All but 1 of the beachfront lots are deep enough for 2 houses.
And these beachfront lots could be made larger! You can extend any beachfront lot until it is 22.5 meters from the median high tide line. As I mention under Shoreline Stability above, our shoreline is reinforced by the Australian method of a grid network of tethered tires. This means if you do extend your beachfront property, it will be on a stable foundation.
You would need an engineer to come and tell you exactly where that point is for your lot. Our estimate is that you would be able to add approximately 20 feet to each of the beachfront lots. The cost to do so would be approximately $2000 @ $110 per truck of fill.
Our remaining beachfront lots are priced at $74K, $70K or $68K, depending upon size.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
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Boat Launch & Storage
We are contemplating putting in a boat launch and storage facility at Corazon de Oro (see site plan). There certainly is the need for one in Puerto.
In order to create a boat launch, we need to complete an environmental impact review and get all the proper maritime permits. Until that happens, we cannot guarantee such a project. However, small boat launching, using trailers with beach tires, is permitted. No permits or approvals are needed for launching a boat using that method.
The bottom line is that market conditions are ripe for a marine facility in Puerto. We don’t need to do it ourselves, and we’d be happy to help someone else make it happen.
Corazon de Oro property owners can choose to build one of our Living in Panama Houses or a house of their own design. You can find out more about the Living In Panama House below.
Please note, we are not offering to build the Living In Panama House ourselves, however, we provide construction plans for the Living in Panama House, free of charge when you buy one of our properties. And Reyn, who had a successful design and build company for over 20 years is happy to give his input on your design ideas, construction methods, and related-issues.
If you choose not to build a Living in Panama House, you need to comply with our simple design guidelines.
Living In Panama House
We designed the Living in Panama house specifically for tropical living. Airflow and venting were carefully considered so residents would not be forced to use air-conditioning. The Living in Panama House is a one-story house that comes in 3 models: 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms, and 3 bedrooms.
The models are easy to adapt to the individual needs and desires of our clients. The Living in Panama house 1 and 2 bedroom model home is 24’ wide by 42 feet long, or 1008 square feet. The 2 or 3 bedroom home is 24’ wide by 54’ long, or 1296 square feet. You can modify the dimensions and overall size, as long as the resulting design complies with the guidelines in this document.
You can find out more about our Living in Panama House here. You can also watch a video of the initial construction stage of our one-bedroom Living in Panama House here. This video also shows off part of the Corazon de Oro property as well.
Whether you build a Living In Panama House or a house of your own design, we do have guidelines that you must abide by.
By following these guidelines residents will ensure that Corazon de Oro will always be a place that has:
- A cohesive look and feel
- A place where every home, beachfront & non-beachfront, enjoys ocean breezes and views
- Consistently high-quality houses
- Long-term owner satisfaction
- Stable & rising property values
We invite you to review these guidelines: Click to get the pdf of the guidelines.
The Corazon de Oro property is in the process of titling. The title for your lot will be transferred to you when the process is complete.
Puerto Armuelles Is A Real Beach Town
“Puerto” is a wonderful place to live. It is an ideal place to enjoy a relaxing beach lifestyle and retirement.
About Puerto Armuelles
- Puerto has a real sense of place
- Located right on the Pacific Ocean
- Historic town. Built by Chiquita Banana, starting in the late 1920s
- 2nd largest town in the popular Chiriqui Province.
- All services, right in town
Although it is not yet a tourist destination, Puerto has features to attract recreational visitors, as well as retirees.
- Horseback riding on the beach or in the hills
- Surfing, stand up paddleboarding, or sea kayaking
- Walks on the beach
- A growing number of weekly expat get-togethers
- Volunteer to teach English at local University and schools
- Help with local volunteer spay & neuter animal clinic
- Fishing (there is even a fishing lodge 30 mins away, Hooked on Panama)
- Feed the monkeys at Mono Feliz (about an hour drive away on Punta Burica)
- Help with turtle rescue at Tigre Salvaje (40 min walk past Mono Feliz on Punta Burica)
- Whale watching in season
- Day trips to Boquete, Volcan or Boca Chica
- Bocas del Toro is only a5-hour drive away and makes for a fun weekend trip
- River rafting opportunities and more nearby
Puerto Armuelles is a place where you can easily create a happy and relaxed life.
Come visit us in Puerto, and see if you agree.
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We offer financing on many of our properties, including Corazon de Oro. Since it can be hard & time-consuming for individual foreigners to qualify for a bank mortgage this is a great perk. Click for details of our financing offer.
Even if you don’t buy from us, we are always available to answer your questions.
As the price chart above shows, there is a property at Corazon de Oro to fit most budgets.
You can buy a backlot for as little as $31k and a beachfront lot for only $68K.
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City: Puerto Armuelles
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Hi again, which of these lots are still available ?
We will be visiting Puerto Armuelles on March 31st and April 1st.
Has anyone started building in this beach community that we can email regarding travel to and from the United states as they build their dream home?
What are the financing options available. I was stationed in Panama in the 1990’s and plan on retiring there within the next 10 yrs.