Premier Waterfront Property With Elevation. Built For a Private or Commercial Compound On Isla Popa

  • $395,000
Popa Island, Punta Laurel, Panama
ROP Sold

Premier Waterfront Property With Elevation. Built For a Private or Commercial Compound On Isla Popa

Popa Island, Punta Laurel, Panama
  • $395,000



Casa del Tucan is a very unique property where the owner took much pride and years to build. It took the owner a long time just to find  the right mix of waterfront and land elevation. He finally found it in a protected harbor located on Isla Popa. It is only a 35 minute boat ride to Bocas Town and a 10 minute boat ride to the little pueblo of Loma Partida or Split Hill which has a gas station and  mini store for basics food items. It is also a 10 minute boat ride to Krawl Cay  which is very popular with the tourist market. The Zapitillas 2 islands are straight out from there. So there is a lot to do from bird watching, snorkeling the nearby  reefs. exploring the jungle, going to an indigenous baseball game, all boating activities or just relaxing.

This is the perfect place for a private or commercial compound.  You can have a great residence here for you and your family  here or you can operate a eco resort type business here. It already has 5 buildings plus a covered dock. The whole property is fenced. The elevation is approximately 125ft (38mts) to 150 ft (45 mts.) and you can see 6 major Bocas islands from the top. The main house is  built on a beautiful ridge and has structures consisting of 3 buildings, one with  a master bedroom and bath and another with 2 bedrooms and shared bath.  The main building has a living area, kitchen, laundry area and a workshop out back. The total  building is 1800 sq ft and the outside observation deck is 1700 sq ft. The bodega in the back is 930 sq ft. You can take the quad 4×4 to the top house where the view is spectacular. It is cool to see big birds hover in the thermals from the front observation deck when they are flying even with the ridge house, It feels like you are flying  with them too! 

The 410 sq ft rental house is set up with all the comforts from fridge, hot/cold water, stove, solar power with backup generator and septic. It has a separate bathroom with a shower. The compound has large water catchment storage tanks as well as state of the art solar systems

The caretakers house is located near the dock which is great for security. It has one room and a deck.

Lets talk about food! The back portion of the property is a finca producing bananas, yuca, dachine, lime. cacao, pineapple, coconut, guava ,mango, breadfruit,  sour sape and orange. The manicured  property also has a wide array of  matured tropical plants from several types of hibiscus, haliconia,  boganvilla,  orchids and  ginger. There is also several types of decorated palms on the property such as red lipstick palm. manila palm, fox tail palm and coco palms.

It a jungle out there! For nature lovers this property is alive with beautiful  tropical wildlife. Look below for a list of what the owner has observed.

The property is turnkey, with all the equipment you will need to keep the place pristine. Some of the bigger equipment includes a 2007 Polaris 4×4 Quad, 2013 Suzuki 400 4X4 Quad and a 2010 fiberglass 20′ Panga boat with a 2004 Yamaha 40hp motor,

The property is ROP Rights of Possession and is in a Panama Corporation. Ownership has a clean history and owner has many years on this property. Title can be applied for if wanted. The price has just been reduced as owner has finished his dream here and is building a new dream on the Pacific side of Panama. So seller is motivated to sell this prime piece of property 

  If you are looking for either a home or a commercial tourist property this is hard to beat with all its amenities. If you require more detailed information please review the following from the owner.

3.9077 hectares (approximately 10 acres) with 470 feet
(143 meters) of waterfront on Bahia Tucan. Property is
located on Isla Popa, Bocas del Toro, Republic de
Panama. Latitude N09-11-455. Longitude W082-08-516.
The property size is actually more than 3.9 hectares
because there are 10 meters from the high water mark
deducted from the total.
Survey by Walter R. Morales, which is suitable for title.
Property can be easily divided into two more lots, one
on the water and one with a view of the bay.
Property is “Right of Possession” and held in a
There are five buildings plus a covered dock. The
property is completely fenced.

The elevation of the main house is approximately 125 to
150 feet above sea level. Six major Bocas islands, as
well as the mainland, can be seen from the deck.
Bahia Toucan has only a few shallow spots with
mangrove islands and is capable of anchoring large sail

5G internet by Panetma.

Building descriptions:

The main house on the ridge consists of three buildings
with a master bedroom and bath in one, two bedrooms
and a shared bath in another and the main building has
the living area, kitchen, Laundry room and a work shop.
All walls and ceilings have fiberglass batt insulation.
The total square footage of the buildings is 1,800. The
square feet of deck is approximately 1,700 square feet
which includes the entry deck.
The bodega and shop next to the main house has a total
of 930 square feet (most under cover), has electricity
and can be locked. The bodega is now used for
property maintenance tools and the shop is used for
woodworking tools.
The rental house has hot and cold water, solar powered
electricity and includes a 110 volt refrigerator and
propane stove. It has a separate bathroom with a
shower. It is 410 square feet which includes a small

bodega and outside work area (60 square feet) and the
deck is an additional 130 square feet.
The caretakers house is one room with a deck. It is
situated near the dock and has a water catchment
The small house on the creek has one room and a deck.
It has a metal roof and water catchment system.
The roof systems on the caretakers house, covered
dock, rental house and main house buildings are

standing seam metal (no exposed fasteners). All other
buildings have standard metal roofs.
All sliding windows and doors are bronze aluminum with
¼” bronze glass.
Surround sound wiring in Living room building.


The solar system for the main house is a 48 volt system
by Outback with (12) 280 watt solar panels, a new
12,000 watt generator for backup power and (16) six
volt batteries. The hot water system is on demand
propane. Water is collected from the roof, stored in two
2,500 liter tanks (650 gallons each) under the house,
filtered and uses 110 volt on demand pumps.
The solar system for the rental house is a 24 volt
system by Outback with eight 135 watt solar panels and
(8) Trojan six volt batteries.
Building has a new 10,000 watt gasoline generator for
backup power. The hot water system is on demand
propane. Water is collected from the roof and stored in
two large tanks and filtered. Pressurized water is
provided by an on demand 120 volt water pump.


All structural lumber is pressure treated pine including
¾” floor plywood.
All walls use 2” X 4” studs with the exception of the
front wall of the living room which uses 2” X 6” studs.

Floor joists are 2” X 8” with 12” OC at the buildings and
16” OC at the deck.
Walls are GWB with the bathroom walls GWB green
board (for damp areas).
Building floors are ½” Plycem over ¾” pressure treated
plywood and then tile.
Ceiling joists are 2” X 6” at the two bedroom buildings
and double 2” X 12” (24” OC) at the center building.
Building footings are 4’ X 4’ X 3’ deep concrete base
with 10” X 10” concrete verticals, all with rebar cages.
Above the concrete footings are 6” X 6” posts with 2’ X
12” support structure and 2” X 6” cross braces.
All slab on grade concrete has 3/8” painted rebar at 12”
O.C. both directions.

Included in sale:

Property and buildings including covered dock.
All furniture
All appliances in main building and rental house.
(Anything in the caretakers house belongs to him.)
New smart 55” TV in main house
All artwork.
2007 Polaris 500 4 X 4 Quad
2013 Suzuki 400 4 X 4 Quad
2010 fiberglass 20’ panga with 2020 Suzuki 40 hp

All gardening equipment including existing lawn
mowers, weed eaters, pressure washer, and wheel
All wood shelving including three sets of metal shelving
in both shops.

Local animals:

I have seen three different types of Toucans as well as
Aracari. Every color combination of Tanager you can
imagine. Oropendola (yellow tail feathers). Doves,
Hawks and Red headed woodpeckers. Kiskadee,
Hummingbirds and owls. Amazon parrots and
Parakeets. Butterflies including Blue Morph. Great
White Egrets and Vultures. Pelicans, turtles and
dolphins. Armadillo, Monkeys and Three Toed Sloth.

Excluded from sale:

All hand and power tools including major woodworking
tools, drill press and construction equipment.
Personal items including all electrical items.
16’ red fiberglass boat including 15 hp Suzuki motor.
Parts and pieces in shops, including various containers.
Interior and exterior potted plants.
Misc. kitchen and bathroom items.
Anything in and around the caretakers house.

This is a premier property and must be seen to appreciate. The owner just reduced the price .



Updated on August 23, 2022 at 8:19 pm
  • Property ID: HZPO599
  • Price: $395,000
  • Land Area: 10 acres
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Property Type: Compound, Homes, Investment, Land, Residential, ROP
  • Property Status: ROP, Sold
  • Address Popa Island, Punta Laurel, Panama
  • City Bocas del Toro
  • Area Isla Popa
  • Country Panama

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