Almost-finished beautiful house in Jaramillo, Boquete, with great views and generous layout

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Property Details

Property ID
For Sale
Property Type
Single Family House
Sale Price
$ 650,000
Built Area
370 m2
Total Area
12,500 m2
Title Status
Property Title
Date Published
Jul 19, 2015
Oct 20, 2016
Times Viewed

Property Description

If you are looking for cool breezes, beautiful views over the entire valley of Boquete and to the volcano Barú, over a hectare of land in a coffee plantation along with a house with great potential – you have found it!

A downstairs 2-bedroom apartment is finished and enables you to live in your own house while finishing the construction, implementing you own ideas and adding the finishing touches.

On the main level, you can either enter the house through the main door stepping into the huge great room with a chimney (which is also piped for gas) on your right and the kitchen on your left, or via the carport past the laundry and the kitchen into the great room. This main room will have sliding doors onto the very ample terrace – also with a working double-function chimney – which partly covered and partly open. To the right of the main room lies the very generous master bedroom with en-suite bath and to the left the two secondary bedrooms, also with baths.

The lower level has a separate entrance and consists of a large master bedroom with built-in cabinets and a desk, all made of cedro amargo, a second bedroom also with built-in cabinets, both with bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling tiling, a dining room, an open kitchen and an enclosed terrace. There is also a laundry, a tool room and a deposit. The apartment is furnished and all the tools are included.

The house is constructed in such a manner that a car can drive around and park by the lower-level apartment so that it is not visible either from the upper floor or from the street.

The entire house is generously wired for TV and internet. The house plans are available with the sale.

Above the house a casita with an individual electricity meter can be built.

The property is very quiet, very private and calm. It is not visible from the street. At night the view towards Boquete looks like fairy land.

The garden is planted with various kinds of coffee (including geisha, kotowa, arabica), bananas, oranges, mango, soursop, loquat, blackberries and more… In 2014 the coffee plants produced 150 “lotes” (5-gallon buckets), every one giving 4 bags of coffee beans. During the green season, a creek runs through the property.

It will take 2 - 3 months and $75,000 to finish the house.

The property is classified as a coffee plantation and the land is therefore  tax-exempt, as is the house for 15 years. The occupancy permit has already been issued. It is in a corporation. The car, which comes with the house, is in another corporation.


The main features of Boquete include:

  • A year-round temperature in the low 20s (low seventies Fahrenheit) with fresh mountain air.
  • significant North American expat community and tourist destination, which brings with it a wide range of amenities from which to choose, ranging from hostels to luxury, health spas, reliable infrastructure, with English very widely spoken.
  • A small town, with a small town atmosphere, surrounded by relatively untouched natural beauty.
  • The ability, if you choose to venture away from the town, to visit rural, traditional Panama. The beaches are just an hour away.
  • An abundance of outdoor activities, including zip lining, bird watching, rafting, hiking, and golf.
  • World famous coffee plantations.
  • Lots of spas and other health-related facilities.

Up until the early 2000’s, Boquete was a sleepy, almost completely unknown and unremarkable agriculture-based mountain village with almost zero tourism and very few people living in the area whose families hadn’t been there for generations. That changed with a series of events starting with the creation of Valle Escondido, a large residential development aimed at expats. Around the same time, several magazines devoted to people considering to relocates began to flourish, with one of the most popular very regularly touting Boquete as “the land of eternal springtime”.

As a result of the publicity and the natural beauty and temperate climate of Boquete, it became, arguably, the best known North American expat destination in the world, as a large expat community developed. 

Boquete is a very cozy mountain village and easily explored on foot. Guided tours through the mountains to see waterfalls, coffee plantations, the cloud forest, white water rafting, and the Volcán Barú National Park are available. 

Property Features

  • Furnished
  • Appliances
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Backyard/Patio
  • Fireplace
  • Storage
  • Internet & Cable Ready
  • Mountain View


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