In this blog, I'll share our journey and explore the future of Panama Pacifico. We'll delve into the development's timeline, upcoming amenities, and other exciting plans on the horizon.
A Taste of Panama
Before we dive into the future, let me set the stage. My decision to become an expat in Panama was rooted in the desire for a simpler, sun-soaked life filled with new experiences. Panama offers all this and more, with its rich history, diverse landscapes, and a unique blend of cultures. As an American expat, adapting to the Panamanian way of life has been a rewarding and enriching experience.
Panama Pacifico: A Glimpse into the Past
Panama Pacifico's transformation from the former Howard Air Force Base to a thriving community is a testament to the power of renewal and rebirth. The area's history as a strategic U.S. military installation has been replaced by a vision of a modern, self-sustaining urban environment. This transition, however, is not yet complete.
The Future Unfolds: A Look at the Timeline
The Panama Pacifico project has been unfolding over the past years, and the journey is far from over. The Panama Pacifico project officially broke ground in 2008. The development is divided into phases, with each phase contributing to the growth and evolution of this thriving community.
While I'm not directly residing in Panama Pacifico, I'm just minutes away, which is close enough to witness the exciting developments and anticipate what the future holds.
When I arrived in Panama 2012, Panama Pacifico was in its infancy. It had yet to open a grocery store, a hardware store, a pharmacy, a salon, a veterinarian clinic or many of the other essentials that I now rely on. Over the past decade, it has expanded not only its retail offering, but also it's restaurant scene. There are now multiple choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner, ranging from sushi to Italian to quick lunchtime fare.
Panama Pacifico is a long-term project, and its development is expected to continue over several years. At its inception, the project was anticipated to span several decades to reach its full potential. This extended timeline allows for a well-planned and gradual growth, ensuring that the infrastructure, services, and amenities are thoughtfully implemented.
Upcoming Amenities: What to Expect
One of the most intriguing aspects of Panama Pacifico's future is the promise of new amenities that will enhance the quality of life for residents and businesses. These amenities are part of the project's master plan and are sure to make the area even more attractive for expats and locals alike.
As Panama Pacifico grows, so does its commercial district. The future will likely bring new retail spaces, restaurants, and entertainment options. This expansion will provide a wider range of choices for shopping, dining, and leisure activities.
Green Spaces and Recreation
Panama Pacifico's commitment to sustainability continues in its future plans. More green spaces, parks, and recreational areas are on the horizon, allowing residents to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. The inclusion of these spaces fosters a sense of community and well-being. One that I'm actively waiting for is a golf course that will be directly across the street from Casa Bonita.
The residential options in Panama Pacifico are expected to expand as the development progresses. This means more choices for individuals and families looking to make Panama Pacifico their home.
Panama Pacifico has already attracted a diverse range of businesses, but the future promises even more opportunities. The growth of the business district will likely result in additional companies establishing a presence in the area, further solidifying Panama Pacifico's status as a thriving business hub.
Connectivity and Transportation
The development of infrastructure, including road networks and public transportation, will be integral to Panama Pacifico's future. These improvements will enhance connectivity within the area and make it easier for residents to access other parts of Panama.
Preserving the Environment
Environmental sustainability remains a cornerstone of Panama Pacifico's development. The project plans to continue preserving the region's natural beauty, including its wildlife corridor. As an expat, I appreciate the commitment to conservation and the protection of Panama's unique ecosystems.
Panama Pacifico actively engages with its community members to gather input and feedback for future plans. This collaborative approach ensures that the development aligns with the needs and desires of its residents and businesses.
Embracing the Future as an Expat
Living near Panama Pacifico, I've had a front-row seat to the evolution of this dynamic community. The future is promising, with plans for expanded amenities, services, and a commitment to sustainability.
The development's gradual timeline allows for a well-thought-out growth that enhances the quality of life for residents like us. As an American expat, it's exciting to be part of this evolving narrative and to see how Panama Pacifico continues to shape the future of Panama.
In the years to come, we eagerly anticipate new opportunities, more green spaces, improved infrastructure, and a community that thrives. The future of Panama Pacifico is a testament to the power of transformation and renewal, making it an even more appealing destination for expats and adventurers seeking the best of Panama's beauty and culture.
Until next time,