In this illustration, plots with numbers are building plots; plots without numbers are agricultural plots. Plots marked red are sold, plots marked blue are not sold. B1 is one of the smaller building plots with an area of 661 m² whereas B43 has a surface of 1,158 m².
Building plots have an area of at least 600 m². One square meter of building land is available from 30 US$. In order to feed a family of four on a vegetarian basis, an area of about 1,000 m² of land is required and it must be well used and irrigated. Small animals, such as chicken and hares, may be kept on building plots, however, horses and cows need a grazing area of about 2,000 m².
The spring is located between the plots B80 and B18, where the road bends. A secondary entrance is located between the B39 and B40 plots, however, the path outside Finca Bayano is only passable on foot or by horse.
In this figure, plots with numbers are agricultural plots; plots without numbers are building plots. Plots marked red are sold, plots marked blue are not sold. One square meter of farmland is available from US$8. A47 is with an area of 1.147 m² the smallest agricultural property, A36 has an area of 10.706 m².
Agricultural land can be shared by several parties. If you intend to keep large animals, such as horses or cows, you need a Farm Land for this. One hectare may provide sufficient food for five large animals, if the place is well cultivated and irrigated.
The main entrance is located between the A22 and A36 plots.
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….