San Carlos is located approximately 15 minutes from the more well known area of Coronado which features a resort that has a Fazio designed, championship golf course, professional tennis courts, a beach club, equestrian club, a full spa with trained staff, outdoor jacuzzis surrounded by beautiful gardens, an olympic sized swimming pool, 4 restaurants, 4 bars, conference rooms and exclusive play areas for kids.
For the above reasons, and more, San Carlos and its neighboring beach areas have been a hot spot for both foreigners and locals alike when it comes to beachfront and resort real estate for weekend and retirement homes.
The beachfront in San Carlos and the surrounding beach towns is a mix of white and volcanic sand, and the various stretches of beaches go on for miles. During the week you can usually have huge stretches of beach all to yourself.
San Carlos is located about 1 hour from Panama City. One of the primary advantages of real estate in San Carlos or its neighboring towns is that there is a significant amount of infrastructure already in place. Such ammenties include full scale supermarkets, farmacies, restarants of every type and price range, medical and veterany clinics, gardening centers, hardware stores, and outdoor markets ect.
San Carlos is located by the area of Farallon, which in recent years has been a real hot spot for Panama Real Estate. Such Resorts and residential communites as the Decameron Resort, Barcelo Resort, Vista Mar, Buena Ventura and Las Lagartijas have been springing up along Panama´s Pacific Coast in the last 3-5 years.
San Carlos is located about 30 minutes from mountain town of El Valle, another popular vacation area among locals and expats alike.
Real Estate Values in Panama and primarily in these Pacific Coast Beach areas has been appreciating very steadily, and as interest and growth increases so to do the real estate values.