Hi ML and JR. I own property on the main island, Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro. We will be building there in a few years. Currently in the mountains in Colorado.
The first thing you need is an honest realtor. There are more than a few shaky folks that will try to sell you something. Fortunately there are many more good, honest people than shaky. I love Bocas. Very laid back. Great food, .50 beers.
My realtors were Marilyn and Jerry Johnson at Buena Vista Realty. You will not find more friendly, honest, knowledgeable people. If something is available they know about it. Jerry also does construction management on the islands.
Their website is http://www.bvrealty-panama.com/
If you are going to spend a few days on the island check out http://playamango.com/index.html
Tell them Joe from Colorado sent you.
Good luck. Hope to talk to you soon.
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