The total area of Finca Bayano is 34.73 hectares.
The area of the Farm Lands is 23 hectares.
The area of the Building Plots is 7.5 hectares.
The area of paths and stream is 4.23 hectares.
The yellow line is the boundary of the village. To the west, north and east, this line is also the outer border of Finca Bayano. There is a secondary entrance between the Building Plots B14 and B15, but outside the Finca Bayano the trail is only passable on foot or by horse. In the south, the Farm Lands of the Finca begin with the plots A10, A12, A26 and A27. Colored marked Building Plots are sold, black marked Building Plots are still available. Roads are marked in white, secondary roads are marked in orange. The village house is being built between the Building Plots B1, B2 and B3. The spring is located between the Building Plots B22, B24 and the Farm Land A10, where the road bends.
Building Plots have an area of at least 600 m². One square meter of building land is available from $35. In order to feed a four-person family on a vegetarian basis, an area of around 1,000 m² of land is required for optimal use and irrigation. Small animals such as chickens and rabbits can also be kept on a Building Plot. For larger animals such as horses and cows, however, Building Plots are not suitable. A large animal requires a grazing area of about 2,000 m².
The yellow line is the outer border of Finca Bayano. The main entrance is located between the Farm Lands A19 and A20. colored marked Farm Lands are sold. Farm Lands marked in black are still available. Roads are marked in white, secondary roads are marked in orange. North of the Farm Lands A10, A12, A26 and A27 begins the village area.
The minimum size of a Farm Land is 2,000 m². A1, for example, has an area of 6,700 m², A6 is 13,000 m² (1.3 hectares). A Farm Land can be subdivided and/or shared by several parties. One square meter of Farm Land is available from $8. Anyone who intends to keep large animals such as horses or cows needs Farm Land for this. Five large animals may be kept in one hectare with optimal management and irrigation.
Google Earth provides a good overview. The coordinates of Finca Bayano are 8°06’N and 81°20’W. To the west of Finca Bayano lies the village Garnadera with 300 inhabitants. Apart from pure nature there is nothing else here. The area around Finca Bayano is very sparsely populated. On several occasions, I have pointed out on this website that the sparsely populated area is a very important criterion for our project. It will hardly be possible to survive the crash in densely populated areas. There are a few shops in Las Palmas, seven kilometers away. Banks, pharmacies, gas stations and a hospital are located in Soná, 40 kilometers away. Everything else is located in Santiago, 80 kilometers away. It takes about two hours to get there. To Panama City it’s about 330 kilometers to. The journey takes six hours by car or eight hours by bus.
How did I find exactly this place?
It was really not easy to find land for the the Finca Bayano project. People ask me ask me frequently how I found exactly this place. My answer is simple: After travelling thousands of kilometers in Panama, which is comparatively small, I found the best conditions in Garnadera de Las Palmas, in the region of Veraguas: The climate is very pleasant, there is plenty of water, the region is very sparsely populated, the local population is very friendly and there is almost no pollution. After all, it is not too far to the Pacific Ocean, whereas Panama City and the borders are located at a reasonable distance.
In 2018, water and electricity will be installed and dams will be built. Approximately one million dollars have been invested so far, another million dollars still have to be invested. Eventually, an entire village is being built at Finca Bayano.
The Building Plots and the Farm Lands are going to be registered in the“Registro Público”, the land register of Panama, in the name of the buyer. rainforest-invest undertakes to create within two years after conclusion of the contract conditions on the Farm Land, which allow to produce food in sufficient quantity. This concerns the fertilisation of the soil and the planting of the land. The development of a Building Plot includes water and electricity supply, the construction of a septic tank and connection to an antenna for Internet reception. Furthermore, rainforest-invest undertakes to connect all plots of land to roads and to erect and maintain the necessary fences.
No speculative object
The Finca Bayano is a survival insurance. If there is a crash and one day we have to live exclusively on our own products, this investment is invaluable. However, Finca Bayano is not suitable as a speculative object, since an increase in the value of the land, beyond the costs incurred, may not be expected.
Houses can be built on Building Plots as well as on Farm Lands. Building a house on a Building Plot within the village has the advantage of living in close proximity to other villagers. Finally, we are preparing for a time when the protection of the village community could be important. Nowadays, the area around Finca Bayano is very safe, but who knows what will happen in the world after the crash? Therefore, the best solution is to buy a Building Plot for the construction of a house and buy a Farm Land for the production of food.
Land is by far the best investment!
There are still plots on the Finca Bayano….