Some Local Photos

24 Jan

Here are some more pictures from our walk down into town center. They show some more of the diversity in houses in town. These do not show some of the larger luxury homes also around here. Many of those are in gated communities, and dominated by expats, and range up to several millions of dollars.

What you see here is kind of representative of general population houses in Boquete, and lived in primarily by Panamanians. However, the Americans, Canadians, and other foreigners also live in very nice homes in town. This first house is across the street from the Reception Office here at Isla Verde.

This is a 2 story wood frame home on a very large lot with well cared for landscapiing.

This is a 2 story wood frame home on a very large lot with well cared for landscapiing.

Here is a view further on up the street. You can see some of the first home, and another large home beyond. If you click on the photo you may see the cyclone fence topped with concertina barb wire loops. Security is a big issue everywhere. While there doesn’t seem to be a lot of crime, if you leave something out, it may not be there when you return. The first wood frame home also has a different fence with large pipes and sharp angled tops. Decorative metal grills on doors and windows and fenced properties are the norm.

Up the street from Isla.

Up the street from Isla.

We walk by a new (since we were here in Sept.’11) restaurant, Casona del Cuzco, a Peruvian Seafood Grill.

A Peruvian Seafood restaurant.

A Peruvian Seafood restaurant.

And right next door to it is a partially completed new house. I don’t think anything has been done to it since we were here in 2011. I did see a contractor type leaving it the other day and locking the fence. But there doesn’t seem to be any activity.

Waiting for someone to finish!

Waiting for someone to finish!

And here is one last nice smaller home along the way. Actually next door to a hostel lodging place which seems to be quite popular. The hostels here are mostly inexpensive hotels. Most have private baths, etc. And maybe shared kitchen facilities.

A very nice smaller home. Have never seen anyone there.

A very nice smaller home. Have never seen anyone there.

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One Response to “Some Local Photos”

  1. Tom Marks January 24, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

    Inquiring minds want to know… What would you estimate the value of the home in the first picture of todays blog. Any idea of size- bedrooms and bathrooms? How much land? I’m sure non-Realtors would like to know also:)

    Tom

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