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Adventure in the Mountains of Panama


House • Santa Fe Panama

    8 Guests  
    4 Bedrooms  
    4 Beds  
    3.5 Bathrooms  
    Wheelchair accessible
    2 Car spaces 
  Secondary home

Exchange types accepted

  Simultaneous  
  Non-Simultaneous  
  Non-Reciprocal & Globe  

Statistics

Listed  March 2019
Views  3700

General overview

Lonely Planet describes Santa Fe de Veraguas as "the undiscovered gem of Panama" and we like that our village is still off the radar. Santa Fe is on the border of a 70,000 hectare national park where jaguars still roam. We are known for rivers, waterfalls, orchids and butterflies. The hiking is incredible. There is a new road to the Caribbean side for those wanting river/beach adventure. We live in paradise. Our home is about ten minutes from Santa Fe in an area called La Pandura. The area is peaceful and quiet. In the garden are orange, tangerine, lemons, bananas and guanabana trees. You are welcome to harvest whatever fruit is in season. We have no need for air conditioning or heating, as the climate is perfect year round.

The space

Our house was designed to take advantage of the 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. We have a solar system that powers the main house and carport. Power outages are no longer a problem! Our internet/wifi is through Starlink. The main floor has a large kitchen and dining room, expansive living room and a screened porch. Two spacious bedrooms, and a full bath, are downstairs and have a private terrace with hammocks. The private master suite is located across a bridge connecting to the main house. The master bedroom has a king size bed and private bath and terrace. The covered third floor is perfect for watching the afternoon sunset and having a cocktail in the evening. There is plenty of room for everyone to spread out and enjoy. For guest point exchanges we ask for a 75 dollar cleaning fee.

Guest access

The house has three stories and sits on six private hectares (15 acres). The master bedroom is on the main floor and is wheel chair/handicap acessible. There is also a small apartment across the yard which has one bedroom, a small kitchen/living room and bath.

Notes

Adventurous travelers can use our cabin in the mountains, a two hour walk from Santa Fe. Or you can take a four wheel drive taxi road conditions permitting. The cabin is rustic, but has a propane stove, indoor plumbing and kerosene lanterns for light. The waterfalls cascade below our cabin. Observing life in the village is one of the highlights of a trip to Panama. The large city of Santiago is about an hour south of Santa Fe. In Santiago you can find good grocery stores, gas and banks. We have a worker, Victorio, Monday through Friday who takes care of the garden animals. Our little dog will be with a friend during your stay. The two cats are outdoor cats. Fulvia will clean before and after your visit and once a week during your stay.

Features


Washer
Washer
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Oven
Oven
Microwave
Microwave
Coffee machine
Coffee machine
Fridge
Fridge
Iron
Iron
Hair dryer
Hair dryer
TV
TV
WiFi
WiFi
High Speed Internet
High Speed Internet
Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible
Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms
Bed sheets
Bed sheets
Towels
Towels
BBQ
BBQ
Balcony
Balcony
Garden / yard
Garden / yard
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Covered porch / verandah
Covered porch / verandah

Travel Styles

    Long term
    Adventure
    Family
    Sport and leisure
    Eco
    Luxury
    Village
    Mountains
    Beach
    Water
    Remote
    Tropical
    Hiking

House rules

    Unsuitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking

Allergens

    Cat free
    Dog free
    Smoke free

Dates of Availability

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Neighbourhood

If you are looking for the "real" Panama, Santa Fe is it. Our neighbors are Panamanians and few people speak English. Having said that, you will be made very welcome in our town. People are friendly and curious. Our home is about 10 minutes by car from Santa Fe in a beautiful, tranquil setting with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains. The house is a 10 minute walk to an idyllic place on the river to swim.

Getting to my home

Most people fly into Tocumen International (Pty) in Panama City to spend a few days before traveling on to Santa Fe. Buses run to Santiago every half hour from Panama City (4 hours). Or you can rent a car which is useful for seeing the country and getting around our area. Four wheel drive is not necessary. I can arrange for a driver to pick you up in Santiago, take you grocery shopping, and bring you to our home outside of Santa Fe. The road to Santa Fe from Santiago can be challenging. A new road has been approved but that may take a while. Getting to Santa Fe is part of the adventure!

Nearest airport

Santiago has a private airport that offers twice weekly flights from Panama City

Getting around

Panama has excellent public transportation. Buses pass by our gate almost every hour. Taxis are inexpensive. All major rental car agencies are available in Santiago or Panama City if you choose to rent a car.

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John and I have been home exchanging for over 15years and love this way of traveling. We've lost count but I think we've done over 100 exchanges all over the world. We're adventurous people who look for places off the beaten path. But we enjoy cities and are open to just about anywhere. Sometimes we travel with another couple or our adult children.
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