|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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!
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
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
The other reviews accurately portray the condo and Chris and Maureen were very helpful both before and following up, as was their local manager. It was very quiet there out of season although more locals arrived at the weekend and the beach can get noisy - but that's Panama! It is not a base from which to tour Panama. If you want to do that, It might be best to start off in Panama City from which all roads radiate. Having done that, you will need to go to this condo to recuperate from the driving. One last thing. Being on the 11th floor, we were usually able to generate a nice breeze and hear the waves at night. Also, the lifts (elevators) were fast and efficient, so you don't have to spend your days waiting for them either.
I stayed at Chris and Maureen's condo for a month in July. It was amazing! The condo was very clean, well equipped with everything I needed (kitchen, linens, beach equipment, etc.), and in an awesome location. A few steps to the pool, beach, close to the Gorgona fish market, and the town of Coronado with grocery stores, restaurants, etc. I honestly loved my time at the condo, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in the beaches of Panama.
We stayed at Chris and Maureen's condo for two months and were very happy with the accommodations. The recliners were so comfortable!! We walked he beach every morning and swam in the ocean many afternoons. This unit is in a part of Panama that is truly a paradise. The kitchen was well equipped and spacious and it was obvious that care was taken in the selection of each and every item in the unit with comfort and efficiency in mind. Thanks for a wonderful stay. We also rented their Jimny and got around great in it. Good little vehicle. Beach access is a breeze at Playa Serena.
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.
Electrical Cap .............................................................................................over $50 renter pays balance
Christmas and New Years weeks $1000 per week
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.