Isla Grande Cottage Rental Photos and Description
House 4 Bedrooms with 10 Beds, 2 1/2 Baths all Ocean View (Sleeps 10)
“ La Pecera de Leti” in Villa Real at the Caribbean Ocean front is a secluded beach house: The Bohio house includes 4 bedrooms with two complete bathrooms and one outside shower that accomodates 10 people. The two floor bohio house includes in the first floor: Open Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room with a Cable T.V., 4 speakers in the terrace to conect your Ipad music, an entertainment Table, a Bathroom and a Terrace surrounding the house at 6 meters from the beach. The second floor includes 4 Bedrooms, one which has 4 beds and A/C and the other 3 Bedrooms have fans for your convenience. It have another full bathroom in the second floor. It is a rustic house.
The house was built by the owners' family twenty two years ago with the support of the Afro Antilleans that live in the town nearby. At the house you feel being onboard a cruise ship.
We welcome up to 10 guests to the most beautiful and wild beach house built on 6 hectares of land from which more than half are preserved wild habitats welcoming monkeys and every imaginable bird species including toucans which are typical of the area. It is wild, sometimes under heavy storms you can even spect small water dripping. 'Bring your Reef Shoes to catch small lobster on season'.
Panama is world widely known as 'Bridge of the World, Heart of the Universe!' because of its excellent location. It is the only country in the world where you can actually drive from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean and vice versa in only an hour.
Palenque is a recently discovered -by international tourism- wild paradise located in front of the Atlantic Ocean driving 2 hours and 30 minutes from Panama City passing through the Portobello National Wild Park. Since there are only a few neighbors the region has been kept peaceful. There is a small town located 1.8 kilometers from the beach house where you can find the basic.
The peacefulness of Palenque offers you enjoyable sun bathing days, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, bicycling (by previous request), table game, wildlife encounters, bird watching, reading, listening to music, among other activities. Enjoy yourself and relax without stress in any of the hammocks that are waiting for you to witness unbelievable sunrises and sunsets, enjoy the tropical rain and sleep with the sound of waves.
Exclusively from Mid-August till December (considered the high season of our area, due to the south wins blowing the ocean becomes very calm even though the hurricane season at the Caribbean). As you most know due to Panama geographical position there is no hurricanes here. You will be able to enjoy the warm, sunny and wild islands of Kuna Yala (San Blas) . There's a boat ramp and a 27 feet boat at our property available for rent for you to visit some of the San Blas sand islands. The Kunas are well knows for its natural way of living, running their own laws and the manufacturing of the famous 'molas”. You will also be able to rent it one day for a fishing experience near the area of Palenque. *The charge will be included in the contract. Reimburse will only be done if the boat for weather reasons can not go out to San Blas or fishing.
The famous Colon Free Zone is for you to buy the most amazing brands on inexpensive prices, at only one hour and a half drive away from Palenque.
- The Black Christ Celebration: Every October 21st people from the coastal areas celebrate the famous and world widely known festivity of the Black Christ in which thousands of people walk miles offering sacrifices to this Christ thankful for the blessing they've received.
-The Annual Devils Encounters: During March or April the encounter of Devil’s in Portobello is celebrated by more than 300 people disguised as red and black devils who compete for prizes for best customs.
Arrival and Departure Days
You should leave Panama city at 9:00 A.M. on your departure day to Palenque. On the way, there should be a short stop at Portobello for you to enjoy Portobello’s Historical Ancient Ruins. You can take pictures and video images, as you wish. The lunch will be at a restaurant near Portobello. On the last day the trip back should be the latest al 3:00 P.M.
Keywords: BEACHFRONT HOUSE
- wheelchair accessible
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
About Leticia Arias
My name is Leticia Fonseca de Arias, I am a lawyer and a businesswoman. I have done many projects in my life specially during the five years I dedicated to the Social work in Panama thru the Presidential Palace of Panama. It was intense and rewarding. One of the most interesting that I will always remember was organizing Luciano Pavarotti performing in Panama. I had the opportunity to host Luciano during his stay in Panama City. Our family activity is the distribution business thru our own company Importadores-Exportadores Arias, S.A. My husband Hernán is the president of APPES (Panamanian Association for Submarine Fishing), Secretary General of the Roberto Kelly Foundation and he also dedicated years to National Sports in Panama. He is one of the most wellknown sportsmen in Panama, his sport is Free Diving and played Base and Soft Ball as a hobby during all his life. Our son and oldest daughter went to American University in Washington DC and the youngest daughter attended Law at Columbia in NY city.
Leticia Arias purchased this cottage in 1990
Why Leticia Arias chose Isla Grande
Thirty Four years ago during a diving wild trip to the area, we felt in love with Palenque and stayed since 1978 when there was not a road to get there. By those times we went by boat from the town of Portobelo to Nombre de Dios and from there to Palenque until 1984 when we could make it thru the wildness in almost 12 hours of traveling. Today there is a nice road 2 1/2 hours from Panama city. We had the blessing of God to be able to buy this amazing piece of land that we decided to share with other people that loves nature and ocean.
What makes this cottage unique
The best of all: you will enjoy the 100% view to the Ocean from the house, a very secluded 'private beach' where you can even swim in the nights with the lighting we have instaled. You have to be wild and love the water, the ocean, the breeze, the caribbean rain, the sun and the quietness of the nights and stars... the smell of the candles...to plenty enjoy Palenque.