Chiricano Highlands Estate And Wedding Venue
Known as Finca la Pagoda for it’s modern take on Japanese inspired architecture, this beautiful estate is a well known wedding venue in the Province of Chiriqui. Located in the Highlands at 3,500-ft. elevation, the property provides striking views of the Volcán Baru, sparkling city lights of the low land towns below, and even the Pacific Ocean. With a gated entry and incredible landscaping that has been perfected over the last 30 years, Finca la Pagoda offers an environment of privacy and serenity.
There are several structures on the property: the main residence, a large open air pavilion with a bar and bathrooms, a gardener’s/caretaker’s home, a 4-car garage, a greenhouse, and a large utility shed.
The main residence offers more than 6,700 sq. ft. of living space with 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths as well as maids quarters. Other features of the main residence include restored original wood ceilings, terrazzo floors imported from Cuba, and a wooden parquet staircase. The gourmet kitchen features a 5-burner gas range and an oversized refrigerator/freezer, in addition to a large pantry needed for facilitating large celebrations. In the home, there is also a library, a formal dining room, a family living room, and a study with with a large veranda. The upper floor is entirely occupied by the oversized master suite, which offers beautiful views of the city of David, large walk in closer, and a Jacuzzi tub in the ensuite bathroom.
The estate’s 1,409-sq.-ft. pavilion is an excellent venue for relaxation, cooking with friends, or family fun. There is a kitchenette, 2 half baths, a large wet bar, and ample storage. Restored wood ceilings and terrazzo floors are also featured here. The pavilion can accommodate as many as 70 guests for wedding celebrations.
A separate gardener’s home is currently occupied by a fabulous caretaker, who has had his feet on the land for the last 14 years. He knows the garden, the equipment and the dynamics of the land better than anyone you could newly hire.
The La Pagoda Estate and Wedding venue is riverfront! A complex and well maintained trail system leads walkers through the manicured gardens, through untamed jungle, and down to the 600 meters of river, with shallow crystalline pools for refreshing dips.
The property features a fully automated irrigation system, which services all of the gardens and the greenhouse. In addition, Finca la Pagoda possesses permanent water concession rights, and has its own auxiliary electrical plant that can provide power to the entire property. Video cameras have also been installed for optimal security.
The estate has a checkered history for you to discover, it has purportedly played host to various Panamanian presidents and other foreign political leaders. This likely contributed to the property’s inclusion in a 2013 Wall Street Journal article about the rising prominence of Panama and other Central American countries as havens for U.S. retirees.
La Pagoda Estate and Wedding Venue is perfect for the Hotelier:
With the beautiful gazebo as common space, and a huge flat field below the home ideal for the construction of private cabanas, this property would be a wonderful BnB.
La Pagoda Estate and Wedding Venue is perfect for the Event Planner:
The property already has such a grand reputation for hosting weddings in Chiriqui, if you have the talent, step into your new role as wedding planner or retreat host.
La Pagoda Estate and Wedding Venue is perfect for the Green Thumb:
Incredible gardens have been designed and maintained on the property over the last 30 years attracting a great array of birds and butterflies. There’s so much more land to enjoy making this estate a wonderful place for a retiree to settle into their favorite hobby full time. Its also a great place for for an entrepreneur to exploit the volcanic soil, and sell organic goods to the ever growing farmers markets.
La Pagoda Estate and Wedding Venue is perfect for the developer:
With good road access, incredible views and almost 14 Hectares to work with, Finca La Pagoda would be easily sub divided for a luxury estate.