The unfolding resort community of Montañas de Caldera is in the highlands of Chiriqui about 25 km (15 miles) north of "David" and 12 km (7 miles) south of Boquete. This is a very special place indeed with some of the best mountain homes in Panama on the way. The project sits on 176 hectares (435 acres) of gorgeous terrain right on the edge of a canyon where the Caldera River runs at its base toward the Pacific Ocean. This majestic mountain property setting will give future homeowners views that border on the spectacular.
The developer John Richardson brings to Montañas de Caldera a wealth of knowledge from the construction industry in Europe where generations of his family have specialized in the construction of residential and commercial buildings. Mr Richardson’s portfolio is extensive and includes residential developments in Florida and the Cayman Islands. Almost three years ago he decided to move to Panama with his entire family and soon realized that the Boquete area would benefit enormously from his expertise. And so the Montañas de Caldera project was born.
With this kind of knowledge and experience in home building Mr. Richardson wants only the best in construction materials for the project. Furthermore, an international team of architects, engineers, environmentalists, electricians, administrators and a great field crew are all working together to make Montañas de Caldera a sound investment for even the most discriminating home buyer.
The master plan calls for five main avenues that will be named after historic forts from the colonial period: San Lorenzo, Santa María, Portobelo, Nombre de Dios and San Felipe. The layout of the community will also have 12 smaller streets named after the regions most beautiful flowers like the Bougainvillea, Hortensia, Alamanda, Begonia, Jasmine and Lilies. Plus, all these streets will have meridians with planted flowers that correspond to the street name.
Looking further, the project boasts magnificent panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and the Cordillera Central Mountain Range. Towards the west and slightly north the awesome dormant volcano "Volcan Baru" looms in the distance while the awe inspiring Chorcha Plateau is to the south. The locale also has a delightful climate with temperatures ranging between 70º-80ºF in the daytime and 65º-70ºF at night.
The entire infrastructure of electrical, telecommunications and other utilities have been laid underground to allow unimpeded views of your magnificent surroundings. In fact, the aesthetic nature of the project is of utmost priority to all involved. Landscaping plans include several gardens that line a natural stream, three ornamental lakes, several gazebos, fountains and many seating areas. In addition, 5,000 indigenous trees have already been planted on the grounds and five indigenous and/or fruit trees plus 100 plants will come with each home site.
For your added comfort and convenience Montañas de Caldera is constructing a charming, European-style town center with restaurants, shops and a plentitude of services. The development will also feature a neo-colonial designed "Clubhouse" that will have 3 swimming pools, fitness center, library, restaurant and an inviting terrace to eat on.
By the way, there is a property management team if residents decide they want to rent their place out part of the year. The rental market in the area is excellent since tourism is increasing and rental accommodations of good quality are still very hard to come by. Many folks like to rent for an extended period of time whether its a vacation or for the purpose of making a firm commitment to purchasing a home in Panama.
Home sites are spacious with lots ranging from 1,500 m² (16,145 ft²) to 5,000 m² (53,819 ft²) and there are large easements between the sites which allow for big gardens and also give you additional privacy.
The overall style of the homes keeps with the neo-colonial theme of the development and there are 6 appealing models to choose from. Custom home building is also a possibility just as long as the design meets the approval of the architectural board.
Model Homes are as follows:
Santa Maria - 255 m2 (2720 sq ft)
Santa Lucia - 270 m2 (2902 sq ft)
Santa Elena - 306 m2 (3294 sq ft)
Santa Isabella - 327 m2 (3516 sq ft)
Santa Teresa - 407 m2 (4383 sq ft)
Santa Sofia - 436 m2 (4697 sq ft)
Arched double entry doors opening into a spacious foyer with half bath.
Large living room that leads to a patio with a covered terrace and garden.
Large gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, granite counter tops, solid wood door cabinetry and a spacious walk-in pantry.
Large master bedroom featuring beautiful bay windows, large walk-in closet and outdoor terrace. The master bath includes ‘’his and her’’ sinks, custom cabinetry and separate bath and shower facilities.
The 2 additional bedrooms also come with bay windows and both have their own full bath.
One of those bedrooms has a walk-in closet.
Semi-circular driveway with a stylish carport that can accommodate 2 cars.
Attached 2 car garage with access into the house and electric roll-up door.
Large laundry area.
If you'd like to request additional information on this listing please contact us directly at Inter Panama Real Estate Agency about lot sizes & availability.