Riverfront Jungle House in Santa Fe!

  • $110,000
Property ID
Land Area
1400 Sq Meters
Year Built


  • Town: Santa Fe
  • State/county: Central / Mountains
  • Province: Veraguas


If you’re on the hunt for an affordable property that offers the potential for both personal, as well as commercial/rental potential, this might be exactly the property for you! And if you’ve ever dreamt of owning an epic tropical tree-house style home, look no further!

Located in the stunningly beautiful Cordillera mountain range of Panamá, this property lies riverfront to the Santa Maria river, one of the largest and most spectacular rivers of the Veraguas province. The quaint charming mountain town of Santa Fe is only a 15 minute drive, or 1 hour walk away! Though horseback, and bike offer other modes of transport as well! Imagine making your way into town by horse to visit friends or pick up a few provisions for dinner!

This property features 1,400 m2 of nutrient rich land, sitting approximately 20 meters above the river, but with spectacular West facing views out over the river and into a stunning blend of mountains, forest, sunset, and even Tute Peak.

There are 2 trails which lead down to the river, where one can launch kayaks, canoes, fish, or enjoy a calm swimming hole!

Surrounding and throughout the property you will find a healthy mix of native trees, but the property has also been planted with a variety of local fruits/foods including citrus varieties, coconut, banana, plantain, coffee, cacao, ginger, turmeric, perennial edible greens, mango, avocado, pineapple, yams, cassava, & many medicinal herbs! Land is set up for permaculture, we encourage you to Google that term if you are unfamiliar with it! This is truly an off grid paradise for anyone stoked on the idea of a self producing property and living partially off of the land.

The home itself is something out of a tropical fantasy, offering a peace and tranquility you could only find when sitting above a beautiful river, and surrounded by nature. Details & stats of home as follows:

1200 sq ft / 111 sq mt main floor

1 bedroom

1 indoor bathroom hot water bathtub/shower with septic flush toilet

1 outdoor composting toilet

Large open air kitchen and living area and terrace overlooking river

Stainless steel and granite countertops in kitchen

Tile floors and custom woodworking throughout

640 sq ft/ 59 sq mt rooftop food gardens on 2nd floor concrete slab (2nd floor can be built out as part of house if gardens are removed.)

4x200w (800 total watts) solar panels 24v

3000 watt 220w DC/AC Inverter 24v

4x 125Ah sealed gel battery bank 24v

Private water system from nearby creek

3000 gallon / 11,400Lt ferrocement water cistern with 3 sources (rain catchment, river, creek water)

120sq ft / 11 sq mt secure storage shed/deposito

160 sq ft / 14.5 sq mt unfinished bedroom/kitchenette space on lower floor (currently workshop/storage space)

Samsung clothes washer

Whirlpool Gas clothes Dryer (USA import)

5 burner stove/Oven

1 chest fridge (deep freeze)

1 upright Refrigerator/freezer 

Structure of the main house is Commercial grade, steel and concrete construction, Designed and Built by a professional contractor from Texas, USA in 2011

16 reinforced 1 meter square concrete footers are buried 1 meter deep into compacted earth. From the footer rise 4inch steel posts, supporting 12″ I-beams, C-Channel and elevated concrete slab

Steel beams and galvanized C-Channel are used generously with proper architectural cross-bracing to give the structure a very solid base. Exposed structural steel is painted every 18 months to protect from any elements.

Electricity could be hooked up to this home for an estimated $3,000 – $4,000 which would primarily go towards the infrastructure that would be installed by the electrical company. However, in the meantime you are living in style and for free with the current solar power layout!

This property would serve as a phenomenal off-grid residence, but would also perform incredibly well as a short term rental / AirBnB, and even as a site for retreats!

Lots of potential here, at an incredibly affordable price! Get in touch for more details and answers to any of your questions!

NOTE: Owner is willing to sell an additional 1,400m2 for a total of 2,800m2 for the price of $160,000 USD

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