A successful dairy farm for more than 30 years, the rancho is home to the cows and horses.
As you enter the property.
One of the two country homes included. The owner has a home in Panama City, but spends much of his week here. The interior is simple, but modern and attractive.
The older of the two homes that come with the property, it is currently rented to professionals working nearby. Done in a "rustic" style, it is a simple, but comfortable home.
Closer to the Lake, the calm water is ideal for boating and water-skiing for people of all ages. The "mainland" is to the left, the islands to the right.
The best parties are those that last overnight. Under the stars, you feel as if you are a thousand miles from the congestion of Panama City, instead of only an hour and a half drive from the city's downtown.
Most of the property is fairly flat or gently sloping toward the Lake. However, from the hills at the back of the property, beautiful views of this portion of the Lake add to the tranquility. The islands that protect Aguas Mansas (Calm Waters) from the sometimes heavy wave action of the main Lake basin can be seen in the background.
The Lake is stocked with delicious Tilapia to control the mosquito population and provide income for local folks. Both goals have been met successfully. Good for spear-fishing, better for lunch! For sport fishing, you can drive to nearby Coquira, a fishing port on the Rio Bayano, the river running from the Lake to the Pacific, where you can fish for Silver King tarpon, snook, grouper, red snapper, corvina (a local favorite), and others. This is the only place on the Pacific coast where Silver King tarpon are found. They cross to the Pacific by way of the Canal!
It is not just looking at the water that is refreshing, it is being on the water that makes it a special day for everyone, young and old.
One of the old-fashioned cayucos (canoes) still used on the Lake.
This has been a home and dairy farm for decades, time enough for flowering plants to grow and prosper!
If you prefer land to water, horseback riding is a good way to enjoy the nearly 100 hectares (nearly 250 acres).
Choose your style, but always enjoy!
When hiking or canoeing or horseback riding is "too much", just lay back in your hammock and take a nap.
When it is time for a little adventure, the Bayano Caves are just a boat trip away from the property. It is an experience no one expects and no one forgets.
The Bayano Caves continue for a couple kilometers open to view. They are the result of an underground river and they offer spectacular views unavailable anywhere else near the city.
Our friends at the Emberá village.
A tour group leaving to visit the caves and the Emberá village.
An evening to relax and enjoy. Less than an hour and a half from an urban area of 2,200,000 people and the silence is golden!
Summer camp at the lake!
Some current residents.
Another perfect day. Tranquil and beautiful. Mother Nature at her best!