Your First Neighbors Have Moved In…

Your First Neighbors Have Moved In…

April 21, 2018

Dear Friend of Los Islotes,

“Señora Kathleen, come see,” Dalys called to me from outside.

“I got up from my desk and followed the sound of her voice. She was standing off to the side of our little Los Islotes office with a bright grin.

“What is it, Dalys?” I asked.

“Look, Señora Kathleen, it’s our first flowers. Our first red flowers…”

Dalys and I have been planting, cultivating, and potting, trying to pretty up the area around our new Los Islotes base of operations.

After a few months of effort and care, we were rewarded last week with our first flowers. The bougainvillea we planted at the entrance gate finally showed us the answer to the question we’ve been considering—what color would the blossoms be? Now we know. Fuchsia


Infrastructure Work Continues

Last month we welcomed Carlos Correa, a licensed master electrician and experienced contractor from Colombia. Carlos has taken charge of installing all Los Islotes infrastructure.

Carlos prepared the infrastructure schedule the Monday he arrived, and by Friday many storm pipes were already in the ground.

 Carlos doesn’t waste time.

Once the storm pipes are in, Carlos will lead the crew to carry on installing water, waste water, and underground electricity.


Welcome Home, Peg And April…

Los Islotes’ first official residents, Peg Fairbairn and April Hess, moved in to their beautiful ocean-view home on March 8.

What do Peg and April think of their new life now that they’re at home full time at Los Islotes?

“We are loving it!” they respond in unison.

“We counted down the days for so long to the first sunset from our balcony… and it did not disappoint. It was gorgeous… the sky lit up like fireworks on the 4th of July. We felt like the sun put on a special show in our honor that first night.”






Lief and Kathleen are putting the finishing touches on their Founder’s Lodge and were able, during their recent extended stay, to enjoy their first dip in the pool.

When you walk into their great room your jaw drops at the sight of beautiful wooden beams under cathedral ceilings and floors covered with brightly colored Spanish-colonial tiles. The place has become a showcase of the style and beauty that is Los Islotes.

The third home under construction (and very nearly finished) is on lot #14 in Mango Village. This adorable casa will be move-in ready sometime in May. All of the lighting fixtures, fans, and kitchen granite were installed this week. Completing the bathrooms with tiles and fixtures is next week’s focus.


Want To Know More About

Los Islotes?

Our gold-standard community is definitely the next big thing in Panama, with world-class amenities including swimming pools, an equestrian center, a town center, a fitness center, a private beach bar, hiking trails, and much more.

Reply to this email or text us at for more information.

You can also visit our website:

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Sales Office Ready To Welcome Future Neighbors

All Los Islotes clients are now welcomed in comfort as they learn about all Los Islotes has to offer. Get in touch here to make an appointment to come on down and see for yourself all the great things going on at Los Islotes.


First Cocktail Party At Panama Jack’s Beach Bar

Panama Jack’s Beach Bar is complete and was inaugurated the first weekend of April. Lief and Kathleen hosted the Live and Invest Overseas managerial team to celebrate 10 years of publishing excellence.

Cocktails, surfing, horseback riding, paddle boarding, relaxing in the sun, and ocean waves were enjoyed by all.

Panama Jack’s Beach Bar is quickly becoming everyone’s favorite spot at Los Islotes.




First Air China flight arrives in Panama and creates a new era of opportunities

The first Air China flight, which arrived in the country this month from Beijing, marks a milestone in the new chapter of relations between Panama and the People’s Republic of China.

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Panama agrees to promote elimination of charges for the use of “roaming”

Panama is among the 19 countries in Latin America that have agreed to promote the elimination of additional charges for international mobile roaming services.

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Los Carnavales!

Los Carnavales!


Feb. 8, 2018

Dear Friend of Los Islotes,

Los Carnavales are upon us.

Here in Panama, they don’t celebrate one carnival… but many… in points across the country from Las Tablas to Penonome.

What does it mean to celebrate carnival here in Panama?

It means loud music, fireworks, water fights, dancing in the streets, drinking through the night, and sleeping where you fall.

Out at Los Islotes, fortunately, we are insulated from all of that craziness. Our region is a bastion of calm and quiet… an escape from the frenzy.

If, though, you’d like to experience Los Carnavales in Panama… just to be able to say you’ve done it!… nearby Mariato could be a good choice. Carnival in this town, about a half-hour from Los Islotes, is a low-key, smaller-scale version of what goes on elsewhere. In Mariato, you can experience the floats, the carnival queens, the food, the music, and, of course, the beer… as well as a very traditional calf-roping event… while avoiding the mobs in places like Las Tablas.

It’s all in good fun… but not for the faint of heart!


Los Islotes To Help Lobby For Important Road Improvements

Mayor of the Mariato District Angel Batista has invited Los Islotes to participate in the upcoming meeting with the authorities from Panama City about repaving the road from Atalaya to Mariato. We are excited to accept the invitation and to attend the meeting to help lobby for this important infrastructure improvement.

Improving the road that leads down our coast to Los Islotes is a top priority. We’ll keep you posted on the outcome of the meeting and the plan for moving ahead.


Los Islotes’ First Official Residents…

Now that Union Fenosa has provided electricity to Los Islotes (hurrah!)… and we have electricity in our new Sales Office… our electrical contractor is working to hook up the houses elsewhere on the property. Peg and April’s house is the priority, as our first official home-owners are eager to be able to move into their beautiful new Los Islotes home.

Peg and April have been true Los Islotes pioneers, and we’re all delighted that their early commitment to our community is finally paying off for them.

They’re eager for neighbors… and at least four other lot owners are in the process of preparing for the construction of their own homes. If you’d like to hear more about Peg and April’s adventures on our sun-drenched coast, get in touch here.

This is Peg and April’s lovely new home…

it’s nestled in the hillside and boasts a killer ocean view…


Want To Know More About

Los Islotes?

Our gold-standard community is definitely the next big thing in Panama, with world-class amenities including swimming pools, an equestrian center, a town center, a fitness center, a beach bar, hiking trails, and much more.

Reply to this email or text us at for more information.

You can also visit our website:

Get info


Come Visit Kaitlin’s Garden

This month we’re officially launching Kaitlin’s Garden. Our new nursery area will be a place to grow plants, trees, and flowers to be transplanted across the property. In addition, it will be a place to wander and linger, to rest and relax.

Every homeowner will be invited to select plants and trees from our nursery to start their own garden on their lot if they’d like.

And our Los Islotes crew has been encouraged to contribute cuttings and saplings of their favorite local plants and trees as part of a cottage industry program. This is an opportunity for our crew to participate in a hands-on way to improving the property long term.

Our Los Islotes crew is hard at work

preparing the area for our new nursery…

Here’s the plan for Kaitlin’s Garden…

with paths and benches for lingering and relaxing…


Lane Inversion Due To Carnival Will Start Feb. 9

If you are planning to travel from or to the city during this next four days, take into consideration that the traffic authorities will be inverting the lanes from Capira.

More than 120,000 cars are expected to travel to the interior of the country over the coming days of Los Carnavales, and more than 1,200 police units will be patrolling to try to help keep things moving.

The greatest volumes of traffic will be on Friday, Feb 9, and Tuesday, Feb 13. If you’ll be traveling in this country on these days, good luck!

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Plan To Reactivate The Agriculture Industry In Azuero

A Master Plan has been unveiled to reinvigorate the agricultural sector in the Azuero region. The goal is to make this part of the country more competitive through technological innovations and a focus on sustainable methods.

This is welcome and exciting news for our local farming community.

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