Panama, (PressExposure) April 12, 2008 -- Two years ago, people were flocking to Boquete, a little coffee village on the opposite side of the mountain, Volcan Baru. Boquete became a famous international retirement community practically overnight! In fact, the boom happened so quickly that the market soon became saturated and prices skyrocketed. Predictably, the path of progress began to spread. People wanting what Boquete had to offer just a short time ago, could now find that quaint and pristine charm just a short distance away in Volcan.
Ken Engle and Bernard Rothermund, California contractors, were traveling through Panama in search of the ideal location to build a gated community. Among the list of requirements for such a place were excellent weather, a stable government, secure property ownership laws and low cost of living. After searching extensively throughout Mexico and Central America they arrived in Volcan and knew this was the place. They purchased a 133 acre farm just two miles outside the town and embarked on a project now known as Volcan Springs Ranch Estates.
Volcan Springs Ranch consists of 125 one-half to one acre sized building lots and approximately 40 condos. The name of the development is derived from the history of the land. The property was previously a prize winning thoroughbred horse ranch with its five crystal clear springs flowing up from underground.
Volcan Springs Ranch will offer a variety of amenities including a clubhouse, swimming pool/spa, sauna, cafÃ© and coffee bar, exercise room, internet cafÃ©, sundecks, game room and an equestrian center. There are many hiking trails and also riding trails for horse lovers.
With spectacular waterfalls cascading down to a river and canyon below, breathtaking views of the dormant volcanic peak, and panoramic views of the surrounding valley, the setting for Volcan Springs Ranch is picture perfect. In order to preserve the beauty of this incredible site, 40% of the land has been dedicated to nature and common areas.
Homeowners have the option of building their own home or may contract with the developers to build it for them.
With two national parks just minutes away and David, Panamaâs second largest city just 45 minutes away, Volcan Springs Ranch Estates offers the best of both worlds.
For more information go to [http://www.volcanspringsranch.com]