Playa Caracol

A Beach Paradise on the Pacific Coast of Panama

What is Playa Caracol?

If you have landed on this page, you might be looking for a nice beach escape close to Panama City. Playa Caracol in Panama offers you a versatile option suitable to different needs and desires, and provides an excellent option if you are looking to enjoy your days in a tropical location with ideal weather. Let’s discover if this is the place for you to live, or to relax in your retirement days.

Playa Caracol is located 90km (56 miles) from Panama. Punta Chame Bay is 37km (33 miles) away from Coronado, the biggest beach community in Panama, which is especially appreciated by American retirees.  As part of the Pacific coast of Panama, Playa Caracol, sometimes called Playa Caracol Chame, is one of the first beaches available when leaving the city.

Playa Caracol offers you more than 1km (0.6 mile) of pristine white sand beach with stunning sunrises and sunsets.

As a gated community, the complex was created less than a decade ago and is now 60% developed. With its wide offer of residences, Playa Caracol Residences & Beach Club allows you to choose from an apartment or house with an ocean, swimming pool, or mountain view. The complex is suitable if you are looking to invest in a second residence at the beach or as an investment for renting.

In addition to the residences, Playa Caracol also offers services to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing.

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What you will like about Playa Caracol

In total, the complex master plan contains 10 different sections. Watch our Playa Caracol video to have a glimpse of the totality of the project. You will find the best suitable option for your profile.

You might like beachfront apartments such as Sanctuary and Surfside Playa Caracol, or prefer Aires del Mar Playa Caracol apartments 100mt (300 ft) from the beach. If you are looking for a house, Playa Caracol Residences offer you not only ocean-facing beach houses but also a nice shared swimming pool. Additionally, if you are looking for a more family-friendly option, we definitely recommend checking out Olas del Mar with its large and kid-friendly swimming pools.  

At the entrance of the complex, single-day tourists can access the beach through a paid entrance.  This allows control of the tourist’s profiles, quantities, and behaviors but it also participates in the dynamics of the place with the nice surfing vibes from surfers coming to enjoy the Playa Caracol swell. In this part you will find a restaurant to have a refreshing drink and eat some pizza, burger, or even veggie burrito. In a near future in this area you will find a retail section with supermarkets, restaurants, and local shops.

For the residents enjoying life here, Playa Caracol offers much more. Conceived as a place to promote nature and healthy activities, you will have access to a basketball court and tennis court. For your social events, you will also be able to cook at the multiple gazebos located around the pools. 

This location is ideal if you are an active or nature-oriented person with a family or simply need a break from your stressful life and want a place accessible to the city to recharge your energy. Real Estate Playa Caracol Panama offers you, at only a few steps away from your front door, the possibility to enjoy the beautiful large white sand beach and it’s amazing sunrises and sunsets.

If you are looking for investment, a lot of local people are also looking for this heavenly place to disconnect during weekends or longer periods. Playa Caracol community allows Airbnb rentals and this option is used by many owners allowing them a very satisfying ROI on their investment. In 2023 Playa Caracol Hotel and Surfside Hotel & Club will open its doors, attracting tourists who might look for more private options or suitable for longer stays in the area.

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How do you get to Playa Caracol?

When leaving Panama City, you will drive on the Panamerican road toward Punta Chame Panama by using The American Bridge. After passing by Capira, you will climb and down the “Campana” hill. Once you’ll pass the Queso Mili shop on your right, drive a couple of additional minutes, and before arriving at Bejuco, take the Punta Chame entrance on your left hand.

From this point on, the road will be smaller and the drive much more pleasant among nature on a nice road for the upcoming 10 miles (25 mins). At the end of the road, turn right and find right here the entrance to the gated community.

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What do people say about Playa Caracol?

Playa Caracol is a good compromise to live the experience of beach condos and the closeness with the city of the Panama Canal. No doubt that people who choose to invest in Playa Caracol are charmed.

Thanks to the amenities of the gated community and the fact that you can enjoy a half-mile of white sand beach at some feet of your front door, Playa Caracol users are relaxing in their beach properties. They also highly value the fresh ocean freeze cooling down the hot sunny days of Panama.

The proximity to Coronado, where you will find supermarkets, a large variety of shops and restaurants, and a medical dispensary, allow you to live in Playa Caracol with the convenience of the city without its drawbacks. With Playa Caracol, you don’t need to trade off.

Last but not least, Playa Caracol beach is quite versatile during the day and along the shore. You might find at the same time spots to have a nice relaxing bath and places to surfer mid-to small-size waves.

Current Playa Caracol Real Estate Listings

The gated community of Playa Caracol is today a hot spot for those who are looking for Panama Real Estate for Sale.
In 2023, the Playa Caracol Master plan should be complete.

You will soon enjoy the condos for sale of Aires del Mar 7 and Olas del Mar 6. In addition, the Playa Caracol Hotel Surfside should also be opening its door to the public.

Playa Caracol Real Estate is attractive either if you are looking for condos for sale or investing in an apartment to rent.

We invite you to live the experience, feel the fresh breeze and spend the day until you watch the peaceful sunset of Playa Caracol. Review here our options and set your appointment to visit the project.

Commercial areas in Playa Caracol

Playa Caracol is on the way to Punta Chame Panama. Until reaching the Panamerican road, 9 miles from there, you might only find local and small shops. 

However, Coronado is only 18 miles away from Playa Caracol Residences and Beach Club where you will find supermarkets, shops of all kinds, restaurants, bars, and some medical facilities.

Before arriving to Coronado, you will also pass through smaller towns that offer proximity shops and local experiences.

What is Playa Caracol in Punta Chame, Panama?

Playa Caracol is a beautiful beach located in the Punta Chame area of Panama. It is known for its crystal clear turquoise waters, soft sandy beach, and tranquil atmosphere.

What kind of activities can be done at Playa Caracol?

Visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, fishing, and exploring the nearby restaurants and bars. There are also plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind on the beach.

Is there any accommodation available near Playa Caracol?

Yes, there are several hotels, cabanas, and vacation rentals available in the area surrounding Playa Caracol. Options range from budget-friendly to luxurious, so visitors can choose the best fit for their needs.

What is the best time to visit Playa Caracol?

The best time to visit Playa Caracol is from December to April, when the weather is dry and sunny and the water is warm. During the rainy season, from May to November, visitors should be prepared for occasional rain.

How do I get to Playa Caracol?

Playa Caracol is located approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes from Panama City by car. Visitors can rent a car, take a taxi, or use public transportation to reach the beach.

Can I park near Playa Caracol?

Yes, there is parking available near Playa Caracol, usually at a fee. Visitors should plan to arrive early to secure a spot and be prepared to pay for parking.

What is the real estate market like in Playa Caracol, Panama Chame?

The real estate market in Playa Caracol, Panama Chame is growing, with increasing demand for both residential and commercial properties. Properties range from budget-friendly options to luxurious beachfront homes.

What are the average prices for real estate in Playa Caracol, Panama Chame?

The average prices for real estate in Playa Caracol, Panama Chame vary depending on the location and type of property. Prices can range from a few thousand dollars for a small condo to several million dollars for a beachfront villa.

Are there any restrictions for foreign buyers in Playa Caracol, Panama Chame?

No, there are no restrictions for foreign buyers in Playa Caracol, Panama Chame. However, it is always a good idea to consult with a local real estate agent or lawyer to ensure that all necessary procedures are followed.

What is the process for purchasing real estate in Playa Caracol, Panama Chame?

The process for purchasing real estate in Playa Caracol, Panama Chame typically involves hiring a local real estate agent, finding a suitable property, negotiating the purchase price, and completing all necessary legal procedures.

What factors should be considered when investing in real estate in Playa Caracol, Panama Chame?

When investing in real estate in Playa Caracol, Panama Chame, it is important to consider factors such as the location, market trends, property values, and potential rental income. It is also important to research the local laws and regulations and seek advice from a local real estate agent or lawyer.

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