Beachfront Beauty and Pastoral Charms: Dekel Panama Presents the Andromeda Country Club

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Dekel Panama S.A. proudly announces the launch of the Andromeda Country Club in Pedasí, Panama. Offers are now being accepted on its spectacular beachfront lots overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This gated community, set to begin construction early next year, is located on the country's most desirable stretch of coastline. As prime beachfront land in Panama grows ever scarcer, investors and developers are looking to Panama's central Pacific for the next wave of development, and finding in the Azuero Peninsula the very heart of Panama. In the last couple of years, Pedasí and surrounds have been 'discovered'. Quietly at first, and now at an astonishing pace, beachfront land is changing hands, and vacation communities are about to spring into being.

Dekel Panama S.A. is pleased to announce the launch of the Andromeda Country Club ( in Pedasí, the cultural heartland of Panama. Offers are now being accepted on its spectacular beachfront lots overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Pedasí's first big development, the Andromeda Country Club is slated to begin building by early next year, promising an elegant seaside lifestyle amidst the vibrant culture and natural beauty of the Azuero Peninsula.

Buyers will find sweeping scenery, charming rural towns, unparalleled deep-sea fishing just minutes from shore, island nature reserves, surfing, snorkelling, wildlife-watching, scuba-diving, and no end of nooks and crannies to explore.

Lots range in size from 800-1500m2 on this 40-hectare project, with several model homes to choose from designed by renowned international architectural firm Mallol & Mallol. Buyers can also choose to custom-build their home on the spacious lots, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Residents in this elegant gated community will also enjoy 24-hour security, a beach club, swimming pool, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a children's playground, a business center, as well as walking trails and parks nestled around the property's two natural creeks.

Just steps from home are two secluded beaches, Playa Toro and Playa La Garita, with sandy expanses dipping gently into warm, shallow Pacific waters. Just 20 minutes offshore, the island nature reserve of Isla Iguana beckons, with its blinding white-sand beaches and extensive coral reef, luring snorkelers and divers to laze with a wealth of marine life, including sea turtles, rays, and a myriad tropical fish.

Nearby, the colourful town of Pedasí offers cafés and restaurants, supermarkets and souvenir shops. The bigger towns of Las Tablas and Chitré, with more extensive amenities, are just an hour's drive on impeccably smooth roads, and Panama City with its first-world modernity is just 4 hours on the Pan-American highway. A regional airport also receives several domestic flights a week to Pedasí, and is currently under expansion to receive larger charter flights.

Contact the PanamaReals Group at to find out more about the Andromeda Country Club in Pedasí, Panama.

About the Developers

Dekel Panama S.A. is one of Central America's up and coming development groups, offering fresh vision and energy to the region's hottest real estate investment and vacation properties.

With experience in the Middle East, the U.K., and Costa Rica, the group brings international experience in real estate development, business and finance to Panama's burgeoning property development market.

Exceptional quality is the cornerstone of Dekel's development philosophy. Using the latest technologies, finest materials and environmentally conscious designs, Dekel strives to create properties of the highest quality.

Combined with a keen flair for the newest property markets, and strong business integrity, Dekel Panama offers ground-level entry to Panama's most exclusive vacation-home communities, ensuring client and shareholder satisfaction alike.

About Pedasí

As prime beachfront land in Panama grows ever scarcer, investors and developers have been looking to this sleepy stretch of coastline on Panama's central Pacific for the next wave of development, and discovering in the Azuero Peninsula the very heart of Panama.

Because Panama allows titled property right up to the waterfront, beachfront parcels are being snapped up at a dizzying rate in areas like Pedasí and Playa Venao at the very tip of the peninsula. Despite its long, sinuous shape, Panama's coasts offer relatively few truly golden beaches. Much of the Pacific coast is fringed with mangrove swamps, where clouds of mosquitoes billow up to prey on the unwary, while on the Caribbean side, where there is also a thick tangle of mangroves, much of the coast is battered with constant rains, or under the territory of Panama's aboriginal tribes and not open to outside development.

While there are several excellent beaches close to Panama City, most of these are well-developed or well on their way. The first two hours' drive west on the PanAmerican Highway are littered with signs for beachfront resorts, villas and condos, offering dreams of oceanview lifestyles, but many of these have taken on an almost suburban feel, as the developed stretches now begin to crowd and bleed into one another.

At the bottom of the Azuero Peninsula, however, one feels almost at the end of the world. There is a timeless quality to daily life there, a blend of the ultra-modern with the centuries-old traditional ways. Impeccably paved highways slink through endless green fields and tiny clustered towns, colourful and tranquil; because they tend to hug the highway, very few towns have sprung up along the many beaches here, and the waterfront is largely deserted but for the fishing boats that moor in shallow waters to haul their catches ashore.

The peninsula's waters are known as the 'Tuna Coast', offering excellent, year-round fishing, with an abundance of yellow-fin tuna, red snapper, marlin and sailfish for the taking, and charter boats are available for sport and deep-sea fishing. Edible catches can be brought back to shore to be cooked up to taste at one of Pedasí's restaurants, paired with one of Panama's fine beers for less than a dollar.

Just half an hour from shore lies Isla Iguana, which despite its Pacific location, appears to be a perfect Caribbean island. An extensive coral reef surrounds the palm-dotted island, giving it a powdery, blinding, white-sand beach, and its crystal-clear, shallow waters offer the laziest snorkeling imaginable, as hawksbill turtles, cornetfish, and a myriad brightly-colored tropical fish nibble and dart about the coral branches. The island, named for its thriving colony of spotted lizards, is also the region's only nesting site for the Frigata magnifica, the magnificent frigate bird, which swoop in thick flocks overhead.

Surfers can take advantage of some excellent breaks, the most notable of which is in Playa Venao, just a half-hour drive west of Pedasí, and scuba divers can choose from a number of dive sites, including Isla Iguana and the Frailes Islands to the west. In addition to the many species of marine turtles, rays, eels and tropical fish that call the tropical Pacific home, lucky divers will spot hammerhead sharks school at certain times of year, and the whales and dolphins that haunt the coastal waters with their young.

Isla Cañas, just beyond Playa Venao and less than an hour from Pedasí, is also a major nesting site for several marine turtles. The mangrove-ringed island is home to about 700 residents, and boasts a 14-kilometer long beach where pregnant females lumber up during the night to dig holes in the soft sand, laying clutches of up to one hundred eggs. A little further afield, the Cerro Joya National Park offers hiking through pristine rainforest, with several waterfalls, monkeys and birds galore.

The Peninsula's towns burst into festivity in the summer months, running from December to April, the height of which are February's carnivals, when all the towns don their festive best to parade, dance, and celebrate day and night. Las Tablas, just an hour from Pedasí, boasts the best carnival in the country, but there are few communities that do not participate, each with their own traditional costumes and variations.

With so many activities, natural beauty, charm and culture, it is no surprise that Pedasí, once Panama's best-kept secret, is about to be its best-known ambassador.

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