Playa Caracol Real Estate

The newest Residences and Beach Club on the Pacific Ocean

About Playa Caracol

Located in the town of Chame, just 75 km (47 mi) west from Panama City, you will find a private paradise with more than 1 km of interrupted beach front along the Pacific Ocean. This gated community consists of residential buildings and seaside villas, each one with large resort style social areas that have swimming pools, gazebos, bbq areas, and much more. Besides this, there are also astounding amenities, among them a beach club, restaurants, and a surf shop, just to name a few. You can truly unwind and relax knowing that everything you need is at your fingertips. 


Neighborhood Pricing

In Playa Caracol you can find spacious two to three bedroom apartments starting at $170,000 to single-family two-level villas starting at $270,000. Its newest project Surfside is a mixed-use beachfront resort with apartments starting at $350,000. It offers the opportunity of buying an apartment or investing in an aparthotel room.

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Playa Caracol Neighborhood Guide

This gated beach community located near Panama City is a stress-free getaway with fun activities the whole family can enjoy. Playa Caracol always has something to offer. Wake up with your surfboard in hand ready to hit the waves, discover your love for adventure by climbing the Chame mountains, or chill out at Coconut Bar while taking in a beautiful sunset with a delicious cocktail or beer in hand.

Our Favorite Buildings in the Area

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Olas del Mar
Aires del Mar
Aires del Mar
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Brisas del Mar


Playa Caracol is a family oriented gated community with 24/7 security located in a safe town in the safest country of Latin America. The US Department of State gives Panama a low crime rating and Punta Chame is one of the safest areas due its size and location.

Public Transportation & Walkability

Punta Chame is the first beach town on the Pacific coast only 1-hour by car from Panama City. Once in Playa Caracol you won’t need to use your car, due to its size and the fact that everything you need is at your disposal. Residents prefer to walk, or use their bikes and ATVs. If you do decide to leave, it is close to other larger towns, among them Coronado which is well connected by the Pan-American highway with regular bus routes throughout the day.

Shopping & Groceries

Inside of Playa Caracol you will find the Tiendita Caracol. If you left something in the city, don’t worry! This convenience store has all the assortments that you may need, including ready-to-go meals. There is also a surf shop available where you can purchase everything you need for a day at the beach. This shop also offers surf lessons in case you decide to hit the waves.

In the nearby town of Coronado, only 15 minutes away, you can find several large chain supermarkets. Our favorite is Riba Smith where you will be able to find premium cut meats, fresh produce, deli counter, and international snacks. We also recommend Grand Deli Gourmet that offers a variety of liquors, wines, beers, charcuterie, breads and deli foods, among other delicious treats.

Shopping & Groceries


Just 15 minutes from Playa Caracol in Coronado there is the San Fernando Hospital & Clinic. This is the first private hospital in the area offering premier medical services, including radiology, clinical laboratory, specialist consultations, electrocardiogram, emergency room, and pharmacy.

Hotspots & Hangouts*

  • – Tropical Pool Bar: enjoy water sports, movies, and surfer style music while drinking a good crafted beer. Its tropical ambiance is made to keep you dancing and sunbathing all day long.
  • – Breeze Spa: let your daily stress slip away and allow the staff to pamper you with a variety of services to choose from.
  • – Coconut Bar: located in the newest project Surfside, this bar has everything you need for an unforgettable night out.   
  • – Surf Cafe Boutique: savor a good coffee with an incredible view and fresh baked goods, sweets, and savory appetizers.
  • – High Tide Sports Bar: live the adrenaline of your favorite sports games and celebrate with friends while you enjoy good drinks, good food, and good times.


*Currently under construction. Operations start in 2024.

Our Favorite Restaurants In The Area

Who Lives In This Area

The beaches along the Pacific Ocean are popular destinations for both locals and expatriates. Many Panamanians have homes or vacation properties along the Pacific coast. Some families have owned beachfront properties for generations, and beach towns like Playa Caracol serve as weekend getaways or holiday destinations. Panama’s Pacific coast also attracts a significant number of expatriates and retirees from around the world. There are many residency programs, among them the Red Carpet Visa and the Friendly Nations Visa that make Panama an attractive destination for foreigners seeking a more affordable and relaxed lifestyle near the beach.

Who Lives In This Area


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Fairway Estates

  • Spacious residences from 390 m2/4198 sq. ft. to 704 m2/7578 sq. ft.
  • Elegant finishes with high standards.
  • Amenities: 24-hour gated security, walking trails, children’s playground, visitor parking, Country Club membership, and Golf Club membership option.
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Santa Maria Court

  • Apartments from 253 m2/2723 sq. ft. (2 to 3 bedrooms)
  • Perfect Hotel-style living
  • Amenities: exclusive concierge service, optional Santa Maria Hotel service, optional cleaning service, fully equipped gym with steam room, swimming pool, appliances and HVAC included.
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The Colonial

  • Apartments from 188 m2/2024 sq. ft. to 389 m2/4187 sq. ft.
  • The best finishes, amenities, and infrastructure with high quality standards.
  • Amenities: adult and children’s swimming pool, jacuzzi, bar and bbq area, putting green, children’s playground, ballroom, fully equipped gym, bowling alley, golf simulator, pool area and full bar.
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Peninsula Estate

  • Lots from 943 m2/10150 sq. ft.
  • Impressive views and privacy that only Santa Maria can offer.
  • Amenities: security checkpoint, walking trails, green areas surrounded by lakes, and visitor parking.


  • Apartments of 339 m2/3649 sq. ft. to 379 m2/4080 sq. ft. (3 to 4 bedrooms).
  • Incredible views towards the sea and the Nicklaus Design golf course.
  • Amenities: sky lounge, swimming pool, games room, terrace, visitor parking, and access to the Santa Maria golf course.
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  • 306 m2/3294 sq. ft. apartments (only 2 per floor).
  • An exclusive community of the highest level.
  • Amenities: squash court, swimming pool, access to the Santa Maria golf course, and chauffeur waiting room.

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