217 SQ. MT.
Low density (5- 7 units per building)
Private pristine water beach.
Beach Club with swimming pool and restaurant.
Ready to occupy.
Creating an authentic private island destination requires a particular respect for nature and heritage. Only a few miles offshore South of Panama City rests a unique island resort waiting to be discovered. With almost 30 kilometers of coastline, 14 private beaches and one of the richest marine and bird sanctuaries on the planet, Pearl Island breaks new ground, environmentally, economically and socially, for the region. A world all its own that feels so far away, and that is yet so very close.
Once at the heart of the international pearl trade, Pearl Island possesses rich ties to Panamanian history and culture. With an existing population of 150 locals in the small village of Pedro de Cocal, it embraces a rich biological diversity as well as its own cultural legacy, recently discovered to be dating back over 5,000 years. Pearl Island is a wildlife preserve all of its own, resting in the serenity of a unique and dynamic ecosystem that includes marine and bird sanctuaries and coral reefs.
La Peninsula represents Pearl Island’s first phase of development, located on the Zancadilla peninsula part of the settlement. Designed by world-renowned New York architecture and master planning firm Hart Howerton, La Peninsula provides a limited number of home sites, residences and apartments for sale. This is complemented with a variety of leisure activities and services that are fully integrated with the island’s natural environment, allowing residents and guests the unique opportunity of having an authentic private island
Ritz Carlton Reserve
A Ritz Carlton Reserve resort with 80 rooms and 80 branded residences is to be developed on Playa Don Bernardo and Playa Mague, two of the most spectacular beaches of Pearl Island, with total area of 50 hectares. The resort will include a main lodge, beach club, spa, kid’s club, dive and fishing center, tennis, retail and other leisure facilities.
The private Marina on the West side of La Peninsula offers 46 berths for yachting and sailing enthusiasts in the initial phase of development. When it‘s later connected to a larger marina, it’s anticipated to be among the few largest marinas on the Pacific side of the America’s continent with over 250 berths.
A two-story stone and wood Beach Club opens directly onto the white sands of Playa Tortuga on La Peninsula. The Beach Club’s informally furnished thatched-roof pavilion will provide a casually gracious service and fresh dishes created from locally harvested organic ingredients. The adjacent Recreation Club will offer a Kids’ club pool and tennis courts.
Life on Pearl Island allows for a wide range of pursuits that appeal to different interests. Boating enthusiasts will fall in love with the sailing Mecca of Panama, hopping from island to island and from one deserted beach to another. This unspoiled natural paradise is ideal for world-class fishing, sailing, snorkeling, and diving expeditions, as well as forest hikes and equestrian adventures. Excursions can be organized to local national marine parks and surrounding islands that make for incredible diving and snorkeling experiences.
Pearl Island’s virgin tropical forest, its lagoons, rivers, and tiny offshore islets are home to 16 species of mammals and 20 species of lizards and amphibians. As one of the world’s greatest bird sanctuaries, it nurtures over 150 species, including a vast population of migrating pelicans. The ocean surrounding it is home to five species of whales and serves as a rendezvous region for families of humpback whales during the majority of the year, moving between Mexico and Panama.
It is an extraordinary sanctuary, a true hidden gem, offering endless information for biologists and archaeologists alike who seek to better understand the nature and history of the area.
Pedro González, Panama, Panamá