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Richard, I can tell you some very good people live there, they have group activities. It is not as hot as David, nor as cool as Boquete. Location is good in terms of being half way between David and Boquete.
I personally do not wish to live right on the road, so if this is an issue, you may want to think twice. Further in would be better in any neighborhood.
I am sure they watch each others backs there, as in many other areas that are non-gated.
Actually, it's closer to half way between Boquete and Dolega, not David.
As it's name implies, it is extremely windy at certain times of the year.
I agree with Abby that some wonderful people live there.
Richard, we moved in to the area about 3 months ago and are very happy to be living there. Contrary to some postings, Brisas Boquetenas is not an ex-pat subdivision, althogh quite a few reside there. I would be more inclined to call it a middle class Panamanian development. My immediate neighbours are 3 families of Panamanians and a Colombian couple. We find the climate to be very agreeable, maybe 5 or 10 degrees warmer than Boquete. We also like the proximity to the open fields and the canyon and the wildlife that habitate there. The roads are not great, but passable in any sedan. High speed internet is available, up to 7MBs. The only real negative we're aware of is the frequent loss of water supply, but a reserve tank and pump deals with that issue, which, according to the Mayor, should be resolved when the highway and revised water distribution system is finished. I had heard there were previously some security issues in the area so I made some improvements to the home.
Probably not the exact answer you are looking for but there are soooo many variations on different factors for each area and the 28 or so micro-climates.
Many people just love Brisas.
Davis is an inferno for us, Boquete often too hot but we live in Volcancito and people will often comment about the wind and how they would never live here. Nights are very cool up here. We chose to live up here and do not have cable available so we pay a premium for internet...it goes on and on.....
All depends on the amenities that are important to you. And as Keith said, implementing good safety and security measures yourself is a must wherever you live.
Thank you the input, we are looking everywhere and this is just one location for us to think about. Keith being there personally really helps. Keith I hope you don't mind me asking you more questions off site if possible.
A little "higher up" is Santa Lucia , on the road towards Volcancito.....for me , so far , looking aroung it seems to have the climate I like.....not too cool, not too hot....not too far from town...
and I`m interested in finding out what the possible negatives are there?
Bjorn, be sure to try it our during the holidays, such as Christmas. This is a comment, not a statement. Some areas are so loud that people leave during those times. Let's just say, the beat goes on, and on, and on. The earth moves you, for real. Now, I am not saying that is true of Santa Lucia, I like that area as well. For the same reasons you have mentioned.
oh , I stayed at Hostal Boquete part of the time during the Independence festival late Nov 2010....had to leave and moved up to Jamarillo Centro area, as we could NOT sleep as the music was very loud and just across the Caldera.... I would think Sta Lucia is far enough away?
hi i know the music issue to be crap, we have been here for 6 years & my wife and i can hear the music in the far distance & pitty some people but the 2 locations we have are not affected , the weather(micro climates) is better, different from over the ridge on boquete side . roger
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something folks sometimes do not realize..Sound "travels "up".
Panamonte Estates is an easy walking 5 minutes to down town and the river..but is completely quiet and no flooding due to the "lay of the land " here.
Only 3 lots for sale though. No houses for sale currently.
and it travels easily across water...almost sounds like water amplifies it....but again...distant sound is no problem....100 yds from the source across the river, I think it is....LOL...