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Paradise!!! Beachfront Condo 11th Floor & S U V Truck Rental Option

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Wake up to beautiful sunrise colors cascading over the horizon from your beachfront ocean view balcony in the morning, lounge by the pool or relax under the shade of the palm trees on the white and volcanic sandy beach while watching the waves roll in. Take a walk on the beach and later, let the sound of the ocean lull you to sleep at night. Our condo is located on the 11th floor of the 'Playa Serena' condo. Upon your arrival to our gated condo residence, you will be greeted by our security staff 24 -7, and the covered parking is well lit.

This condo rental can include the owners Suzuki Jimny 4 wheel drive SUV as part of the rental package for your vacation. There is an additional deposit that is fully refundable when the car is returned in good condition and the price to add the car is an additional $200/week and negotiable for longer stays.

While sitting on the balcony you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, sandy beach, pool and social area, neighboring Coronado Beach Resort, as well as the majestic mountains. Our spacious 1350 square foot apartment is fully furnished and has all the comforts of home including a HDTV, a DVD Player, a stereo system with IPOD holding dock, WiFi Internet, full cooking and laundry facilities, dining and living area and a balcony with a BBQ. The kitchen has granite counter tops, a breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. Our two bedroom apartment has a king bed in the master bedroom with a large walk in closet with built in drawers and the adjoining ensuite has double sinks, granite counter and a large walk in shower. The second bedroom has a queen bed with bathroom across the hall which includes a large walk in shower.

Use the A/C and numerous ceiling fans when necessary but you can open the patio sliding glass doors, and windows for a continuous cool breeze from the mountains to refresh you.

There is over 54,000 square feet of social area including a beautiful pool, area to tan and visit, thatched roof gathering areas, an air conditioned fitness centre/gym located on the ground floor, and more than 230 feet of private palm treed beachfront with loungers and bohios.

During your stay, you will experience a tropical climate varying between 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit year round. Gorgona Beach is considered to be in the dry arc of Panama so the weather is always warm and a short lived rain shower during the rainy season is refreshing. The visibility of the islands, lushness of vegetation, and kaleidoscope of sky colors is greatly enhanced during the rainy season. Testimonials of Canadian and Americans who live here year round, state that this is the most pleasant time of year for them. Thus Panama has become the number one destination to travel to year round.

Playa Serena is a quiet get away, but if you want more action, activities in the area include kayaking, parasailing, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, sailing, windsurfing, biking, hiking and deep-sea fishing. The Tourist attractions include the Panama National Parks, Islands, Mountains, Rainforest Reserves, Bird watching, Wildlife Refuges, World History, Jungle boat tours, Golf courses, Sightseeing Tour companies, shopping or visit a volcano at El Valle. The town of Coronado is just 3 km away with a variety of restaurants and shops with local prices. As well there is a Hospital (San Fernando Clinic), English speaking Church services, Synagogue, Banks and three-24-hour Super Markets with pharmacies.

Make Panama a top destination on your to do list!

More Details

Property Manager
Christopher and Maureen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About Christopher and Maureen

Being typical Canucks (Canadians), we had the pleasure of experiencing the southern climate during our numerous trips into the Caribbean Islands. Being in the Education profession we were only allowed to escape the cold winter weather by getting away during the March Break. We certainly got hooked with the warm climate, gorgeous scenery and diverse cultures. So we began to put our retirement dream into action. As we were both eligible to retire by 2010, we were determined to spend our winters in a warmer climate. After a trip into Costa Rica on one of our March Break get-a-ways, we fell in love with the perfect year round climate of 80+ degrees, warm breezes off of the ocean and diverse topography including mountains, beaches and rainforests. As we researched, we discovered Panama was identical and real estate prices were much lower. In 2006, we set out to work the dream of purchasing something in Panama. Reality happened on our fourth day of our week long stay. After viewing mountain, city and beach properties we bought into a pre-constructed gated residential condo known as Playa Serena ~ a beach home ‘Paradise’ right on the Pacific Ocean.

We were able to spend two weeks over Christmas 2009 with two of our three children as we were still in the work force. Finally, we moved into our dream Panama home away from home in December 2010. God does work in mysterious ways, as we have been truly blessed! Playa Serena Residential Resort Project is a vacationer's paradise! It offers a beachfront experience with a resort environment and all of the necessary amenities are within a ten minute drive. One could also say that Playa Serena is a community where strangers can enter and become friends!

Hopefully you will experience Panama too and fall in love with all it has to offer!

Christopher and Maureen purchased this condo in 2009

Why Christopher and Maureen chose Panamá Oeste

Before retiring we were travelling to the islands in search of a place to call home during the Canadian cold winter months. We wanted to own a condo in a beautiful location, that was on the ocean, offered consistent warm weather year round, had a stable economy and safe from natural disasters i.e. hurricanes and tornadoes. As well we wanted a place where we could go on new adventures, explore new areas, rest, socialize and meet new friends. We realized that this quest was a tall order but Panama fit the bill! Our search ended when we found the beach community on the Pacific Ocean, in the quaint village of Gorgona in Panama. Playa Serena is truly a vacationer’s paradise!

What makes this condo unique

Staying at Playa Serena allows us to pause from our fast paced daily routine of activities back in Canada, rest, socialize and rejuvenate. We are consistently struck by the intensiity of a sunrise or sunset over the Pacific Ocean, the majesty of the mountains and the beauty of the lush flowers and vegetation. Playa Serena allows us to leave obligations and responsibilities and let things happen. We can go for undirected walks, explore new territory and be ready for the next adventure to turn up.


Panamá Oeste Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 11
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has a king size bed., Queen size Beds (1) 2nd bedroom has a queen size bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Weekly or monthly rental package priced with or without the Jimny 4 Wheel Drive SUV.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Condo rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this condo for the month of April, 2017. This was our second time in Panama, so we new this particular Condo complex very well. The condo was beautifully furnished and clean. We loved the views from this 11th floor unit, and loved sitting on the balcony in the morning and in the evenings. The afternoons were usually spent at the pool.

We also really enjoyed the little Suzuki jeep that came with the condo, and made many fun trips to the rainforest in it. We also went to Boqette and spent a few nights there.

We did a lot of at home cooking since the kitchen was well stocked (lots of fresh fish), we also enjoyed walking to Frank's place (La Ruina) down the street for there delicious specials!

Great vacation in a wonderful Condo!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a month at the Playa Serena condo in Nueva Gorgona, Panama. The condo, the view, and the pool were absolutely wonderful!! Chris and Maureen (the owners) were very helpful! My husband was too tall/big for the Suzuki Jimny, but they were very good about giving us our money back. We found the fish market in Rio Hato (about 30 minutes away), and we enjoyed lobster, corvina, red snapper, shrimp, and langostinos all month long. This was a great treat for Nebraskans! The fresh fruit and vegetables were also fantastic! I even lost 8 pounds because of the healthy eating! We enjoyed side trips to the Pearl Islands (best snorkeling ever!), Boquete, el Valle de Anton, and a train ride along the Panama Canal. My only complaint would be the crazy traffic in Panama City and along the Pan American highway. Fortunately, my husband was brave enough to battle it! I would strongly recommend a stay at this condo!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Molenaar Visit

  • 5 of 5

Our month was all we hoped for an more. Having the car available for rent with the condo was a real plus...the condo is very well equipped and comfortable. Thanks to the cross breezes we only used the AC once when kids came. The Embera' tribe tour and the overnight tour to the Jungleland were great. La Boquete Tree Trek visit was cool...their Rios Cristal restaurant is one of the best and inexpensive. The Rio Hato fish and veggie markets made cooking in fun and easy. ...El Valle de Anton' was enjoyable. We highly recommend this property . We traveled to numerous beaches and Playa Serena is the best . Thanks Maureen and Chris

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean front Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more pleased when we walked through the door for the 1st time. The views of the beach and ocean are stunning and the condo is sunny with large windows that open to let the warm sea breezes in. The kitchen has everything you need just like home and yes yes the beds are comfy!! This is an interesting and gorgeous part of the world and we feel thankful that visiting for the 1st time we stumbled upon this place. The owners Chris and Maureen were so nice to deal with and their property manager Patti

Couldn't have been more accommodating ! We had a wonderful time in Nueva Gorona and loved Playa Serena! It deserves five stars!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Ocean Front Property!

  • 5 of 5

The ocean and mountain panoramic views from this condo unit are absolutely stunning. We arrived to an immaculate and very well maintained place to call home. Everything was well stocked and very clean and comfortable. Kitchen was awesome! Chris and Maureen were great to work with. The building and staff at Playa Serena do an outstanding job. The Grounds are kept spotless and secure. The local property manager went above and beyond to make sure that everything was perfect for our stay. This central location is great as a home base while traveling Panama. Especially if you are staying long term. It is very close to the city and the airport. What a wonderful stay, what a beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Condo!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased when we first entered the condo. It was spacious, and so incredibly clean. It was equipped with everything we could possible think of. Chris and Maureen had thought of everything. It felt like home the minute we walked in except the view. A beautiful view of the ocean and beach was so different from the cold and snow we were coming from. We rented their vehicle as well. Was excellent on gas and we toured all around. Beach is noisy on the weekends but during the week really nice and quiet.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walking, running or cycling on the beach. View the Chame River with it's continuous topograhical changes during low and high tides, which is within walking distance. There is a fish market within walking distance to purchase fresh caught fish, spiny lobster and large langostinos fresh out of the ocean.

Panama City and the Panama Canal is 1 hour away; El Valle is about 40 minutes away and has a market to go shopping, zoo, hiking, zipline, biking, horsebackriding, archeological hikes, restaurants, thermal springs; Other nearby activities are: jet skiing, boating, waterskiing, tennis, golf, restaurants; Surfing at the condo beach or other great surf spots nearby; Altos del Maria has a great walking/hiking trail that is a great mountain escape to see fresh water swimming area with a breath taking waterfall; There are many more places to see that we can provide to you when you get here.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Electrical Cap .............................................................................................over $50 renter pays balance
Vehicle. ..............................................................................................negotiable
Christmas and New Years weeks $1000 per week

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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