Palmar is a little over 1 hour from Panama City on the Pacific Coast. It is best known for its surfing.
In the last 2-3 years, this stretch of Pacific coast beaches has been a very hot area for development and as a result land prices have been appreciating very steadily.
Within 30 minutes, in either direction, several huge resorts can be found. These resorts include Coronado, Decameron, Barcelo, Vista Mar and Buenaventura to name a few.
Such amenities as championship golf courses, equestrian clubs, beach clubs, restaurants of all price ranges, and even a casino can be found within a 20-30 minute drive.