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Property ID
For Sale
Santa Catalina
Property Type
Single Family House
Sale Price
$ 385,000
Title Status
Property Title
Date Published
Apr 24, 2023
Apr 28, 2023
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Property Description


This ocean front home in Santa Catalina has the best sunset view in the entire village. The home directly faces Santa Catalina Island, with amazing views to the surrounding islands of Cebaco, Gobernadora, and you can even see Coiba Island. It even has a corner view in front of one of the most famous point break waves in Central America on the Pacific side, Santa Catalina Point.

The house is perched atop a small hill with rocky cliffs along the ocean front, and it has access to a small private sandy cove at the water front. 

This is a very unique property, one of those “once in a lifetime opportunities” to own a home where you can wake up in the morning to the sounds of the surf gently crashing upon the volcanic rocks below, while the sun rises over the point, and in the afternoons enjoy the spectacular sunsets over the ocean between the islands just in front of your home. 

“La Punta Tranquila” (the tranquil point), as this property is called, has a newly renovated small house located on a small cliff with a small secluded beach and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean looking south to northwest. The property has several virgin trees, japanese grass, and nice landscaping with tropical plants.

Centrally located, just a 2 minute walk to town or to the famous 'la punta' surf point, 10 minute walk to the long sandy Estero Beach, where you can enjoy long walks or learn to surf on the soft rolling waves in warm tropical water.  

The property is fully titled and 100% clean. The small house is turn-key, move-in ready, for your personal use or as a long term or short term vacation rental. Ideal for living or as a beach vacation house. Thanks to its’ fantastic central location and amazing views, this property can easily demand a high lease price on AIRBNB. There are no restrictions for short term rentals on this property, and no HOA or maintenance fees, plus ZERO property taxes. There is also room on the land to build a large main house or add more small homes or “casitas” if you wish to do so.

The titled land area is 498 m2 (5360.42 square feet) and has an additional usable land area of approximately 700 m2 (7534 square feet) inside of the 22 meters setback from

the high tide line. The house has approximately 50m2 (538.19 square feet) of enclosed living area plus 30m2 (322.91 square feet) of outside roofed terrace, and potential to build on the concrete rooftop with an area of 28m2 (301.38 square feet).

About Santa Catalina:

Santa Catalina is located in the province of Veraguas. It was once a sleepy fishing village that had been unexplored until the 1970’s. The location had been a secret kept by surfers in order to protect its exclusivity. Today it still maintains that exclusivity considering that it is still a relatively long drive to get there from the International Airport in Panama City. 

Santa Catalina is a tropical heaven offering world class surfing, scuba diving and fishing among other activities. It is the closest road access point to the Coiba Island national marine park. The village of Santa Catalina has one main street that goes into the beach where you can find a small river mouth with local panga boats that are used for fishing, surfing, and scuba diving tours.

Some of the most popular activities are:


Surfing is one of the most popular sports of Santa Catalina as there are some of the biggest waves on the La Punta point break that experienced surfers enjoy riding all through the year. Those who are learning or still not yet experienced surfers can visit the sandy Estero Beach that has smaller waves that are consistent and easy to manage. Santa Catalina also has several surf camps with instructors where one can easily hone their surfing skills and rent surfboards.

Sport Fishing:

It is common to view an army of seabirds diving for baitfish driven up by the huge schools of tuna, wahoo, jack, and other pelagic fish common to the Santa Catalina area. The tropical weather conditions and warm waters make it the perfect seasonal home for many fish and sea creatures that are trying to escape the winters in both hemispheres providing excellent sport fishing action all through the year.

Scuba diving:

Scuba diving is nother activity that allows guests to view the spectacular range of the different types of fish and sea life of this area. The scuba trips allow one to have a good view of eels, crabs, lobster, coral, sharks, and other creatures that thrive on reefs, one also gets the chance to view the breath taking coral reefs surrounding the islands. Some areas are still virtually unexplored and chances of being one of the first visitors are high which is something that cannot be mentioned about many areas of the world.

Eco tours:

Eco tours are popular throughout the Santa Catalina region and include day and night trips to and from the Coiba Island national marine park nearby, which are run by local businesses. Some of the activities include guided tours of the island using Kayaks provided by international companies in the area. The tour businesses also offer a variety of other services including yoga retreats and massages. An advance planning and booking is advised for best pleasure and relaxation.


Bird watchers have the chance to observe an endless assortment of birds within their natural unspoiled habitats in and around Coiba Island. Some of the most popular choices include the scarlet macaw and parrots that are easy to spot among the hills. The island itself is a UNESCO protected zone and is part of a national park.

Contact Jon at mobile / whatsapp number +(507)6672-0089 or email jon.hanna@panamarealtor.com in Panama for more information and to schedule an appointment to personally visit  these spectacular properties.

Property Features

  • Ocean View
  • Beachfront


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