A Panama City Panama golf community offers affordable luxury living for those willing to explore the world beyond their own backyard. For those who might retire in Panama or buy a second home for vacations, living close to the capital city offers many advantages. Since the construction of the Panama Canal began in 1903, Panama has always drawn people from many cultures and backgrounds. This cultural variety is woven into the fabric of society in Panama, which helps newcomers feel at home in this beautiful country. Although the United States turned over ownership of the canal to Panama in December 1999, the US presence over the years created a strong infrastructure that supports the growth the country enjoys today.

American often find it easier to adjust to living in Panama than in some other Central American countries. Although Panama has its own currency for coins, the only paper money used is the US dollar. Panamanian food is delicious, but because people from so many cultures live in Panama, visitors are surprised to enjoy food from all over the world in the city's restaurants. You can easily find restaurants serving Japanese, Middle Eastern or Italian foods and many more. Spanish is the official language of Panama. It is important to learn the language in any new place. However, English is commonly spoken in Panama City and many people are accommodating in helping visitors learn Spanish.

Panama’s government welcomes retirees from all over the world with many policies which help explain why many consider Panama the best place to retire or vacation. The government and economy of Panama are very stable and the country is considered very safe. A foreign property owner has the same ownership rights as someone from Panama. If the home you own in Panama is your only residence, you won’t pay property taxes. Panama’s retiree program offers many other great benefits for all retirees, including those from foreign countries. You don't have to be older to take part in this program, but you must meet certain requirements.

Santa Maria Home

Enjoy a Resort Lifestyle at Santa Maria Golf and Country Club

Located near the coveted areas of Costa del Este and Costa Sur, you’ll find the Panama City, Panama gated golf community of the Santa Maria Golf and Country Club.  The centerpiece of the community, a course by Nicklaus Design offers golfers an exceptional playing experience.  The park-like style of the golf course was chosen to provide an attractive view for homeowners and residents, as well as golfers. Plants native to Panama were used to landscape the course. A special drainage system helps quickly drain water from the course, an important thing since the area receives a large amount of rain each year.

Santa Maria Golf and Country Club features impressive athletic and social facilities. A country club membership is included in the cost of each home. Golf club memberships must be purchased separately. The clubhouse features outdoor pools, a Jacuzzi and even an indoor swimming pool for classes and exercise in any weather. Lighted tennis courts and an indoor basketball court provide even more options for active pursuits. The well-equipped gym provides cardio equipment, weights and even a group exercise room. Facilities for social activities include a ballroom for up to 300 people, a kids club and game room for teens and meeting areas. The bar and grill serves casual meals all day and a full-time concierge is available to assist residents.

This community features private road systems and a 24-hour security gate, as well as lakes, parks and lush tropical landscaping throughout the grounds. A bike and walking path allows residents to avoid driving in the community. The Town Center provides more opportunities to connect with the community. The ground floor of the Center features shops and businesses catering to residents, with lofts and living spaces on the floors above. A 30-room boutique hotel welcomes visitors with luxury accomodations. Guests of the hotel receive access to all community facilities.

Bridge of the Americas to Panama City.
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Three Spectacular Views at Tucan Country Club

While Tucan Country Club is located near Panama City, the short trip over the Bridge of Americas will take you to a whole other world. Set in the hills outside the city, residents enjoy views of the city, the Panama Canal and the rain forest. Gorgeous villas, stylish condos and luxurious apartments offer many choices to those looking for a home in this beautiful community. Amenities include a beautiful golf course with a full-service pro shop, tennis courts, fitness facility, spa and an attractive clubhouse. A homeowners' association and architectural and landscaping guidelines will protect your investment, while a secure gate maintains the privacy of the community.

Five floor plans are available with space ranging from 2378 square feet (221.05 meters) to over 4800 square feet (450 meters). The design of each property takes full advantage of the amazing views, with high ceilings and many windows. Native wood from Panama and marble are just a few of the modern finishes used in the properties. Most homes include a maid's quarters, allowing you to hire household help, which is very affordable in Panama. An onsite property manager is also available. This allows you to earn money by renting out your home when you can't be there to enjoy it.

Those looking for the convenience of a smaller home have many options to choose from at Tucan Country Club and Resort. The Terrace Condominiums feature two and three bedroom townhomes with spacious outdoor balconies in front of each home. Eagle's Landing offers elegant 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, with the rainforest offering a striking, natural backdrop. The six story Forest Tower offers golf course views and classical style. All units feature high end finishes and stainless steel appliances.

You can enjoy affordable, luxury living in Panama City, Panama. A gated golf community offers many wonderful amentities whether you are looking for a vacation home or a place to retire. In Panama you'll find a resort lifestyle that comes at a price you can afford which will allow you to live a dream life. Living near Panama City, allows you to enjoy all the benefits the city has to offer, but still live a more relaxed lifestyle, surrounded by natural beauty. 

Tucan Club home and golf course.