Single Family Home located on 3 adjacent titled lots totally 1962 m2 which is roughly 1/2 acre in size, along the Torio River and located just 200 meters from the local beach. The local beach is flat and safe for swimming. During peak vacation times civil safety organization is on site at the beach.
Lots and houses are currently held in the name of a Panamanian corporation. Property is fenced, mature landscaping includes fruit, coconut and both banana and plantain trees. Local water supply from the mountains is filtered at both residences and drinkable and home and casita have both hot and cold water.
Main house is approx. 900 sq ft. inside and 1000 sq. ft outside living area and has 1 large bedroom, bathroom with tub/shower, laundry room and kitchen/living area. Patio area is covered and includes an outside bar/sink. The main house is wired for air conditioning. Home could be sold furnished if required and is move in ready.
Separate second casita currently under construction is approximately 500 sq. ft and contains second bathroom, kitchenette/bedroom. This casita could be rented out if desired. There is ample room on the property for another casita and a pool.
Monthly utilities are:
-Power $35 - $50
-Propane $5 (cooking, laundry)
-Sky TV $62
-Garbage $3.50 / month
-Internet varies according to method used – $10/week
Torio is a fishing/ranching village of about 100 homes located on the Pacific Ocean 12 K from Mariato in the province of Veraguas. Mariato has 3 local grocery/variety stores (Chinos) bank (ATM), pharmacy, schools, churches, hardware/building store, gas station, restaurants & hotel.
Santiago is the closest major centre and is about a 1 ½ hour drive. Torio itself has an elementary school, church, cantinas, bar/restaurants and some accommodation. There is a large expat community including Europeans, Canadians and Americans located within a 50 mile area. Activities available in the area are fishing, hiking, beach exploration, horseback riding, tubing, bird watching as well as local sport activities such as soccer, rodeo & baseball.
Local people are available for hire at negotiable rates currently at $35/day for an experienced worker ie: can do plumbing, electric, tiling, block work etc. or $20 -$25 /day for general labour. House cleaning $20/day, yard work $25/day. Generally you pay cash weekly. You are also able to negotiate a per contract amount for larger jobs if necessary. There is a general contractor in Torio that has large equipment for hire.