Browse through our listings of Santa Fe Panama Real Estate and contact us with any questions. If you are someone who is looking for mountain real estate in Panama, then Santa Fe Veraguas should be on your list of places to explore. Much like El Valle and Boquete, Santa Fe Panama enjoys cool year round temperatures and a very distinctive, authentic culture. What makes Santa Fe unique is that you can still purchase property relatively inexpensively and the cost of living, because there are still relatively few expats, is one of the lowest in Panamas mountain communities.
The most obvious comparison to Santa Fe Panama is Boquete, which is about 100km to the west. Boquete is a small town that has experienced exponential growth over the last 10 years and is now no longer a well kept secret but rather an on-the-map tourist and retiree destination. Santa Fe Panama, on the other hand, is a well kept secret that not even many Panamanians who live in Panama City know about. The economy of Santa Fe is mostly agrarian, with many residents keeping a farm where they grow local produce and raise animals such as sheep, goats, and cows.
Over the last few years, some small scale developments have sprung up along the Rio Santamaria which is the river that flows through Santa Fe. Most of Santa Fe Panama real estate is single family style properties and they vary in price depending on the construction size, the quality, and the size of the surrounding lot. Keeping in mind that the development bug has yet to fully hit Santa Fe Panama real estate, many of these properties are available at hugely discounted prices.
There are several small businesses owned by expat families including several restaurants, two bed and breakfasts, and a hostel. Santa Fe Panama is, for the most part inhabited by locals, most of whom are very friendly to a foreign face. Imagine what it must have been like in Boquete in the 90s. One can still find produce markets, hardware stores, and a number of different shops and restaurants in Santa Fe Panama, meaning you could live very comfortably and get all of the basics right in Santa Fe proper.
The closest large town to Santa Fe Panama is the capital of Veraguas, Santiago, which is 45 minute drive down a scenic and modern highway. Santiago is almost half way between David and Panama City, making it a frequent stop over for those doing the cross country drive. The road to Santa Fe Panama starts gaining elevation as soon as you leave Santiago and the views are some of the most dramatic in Panama — at some points offering views of both the Caribbean and the Pacific Oceans. If you are looking for an inexpensive, quiet and authentic experience living in a small mountain town in Panama, or perhaps getting in early on one of Panama’s most promising mountain communities, visit Santa Fe Panama today.