I have had several emails lately related to a development in David that people have seen on the Internet called Cuesta del Sol. I decided that it would be worth a drive, so last Sunday, I set out to find it. I drove by it and have to say that I passed it several times without knowing it was there. There was no sign advertising the development that I could see and not a sign on the security gate that I could see either.
I didn’t enter the property, but see no reason that the photos on the website shouldn’t be accurate. I looked at the Phase I diagram and the street that I drove is at the top. I mistook the manager’s unit for a house. The units are to the back and built on sort of a hillside.
The development I saw was small and narrow, just like the diagram. I wouldn’t live there, but all tastes and needs are different.
I spent a little time searching the Internet for information related to Cuesta del Sol. The website stated that the architect is Golda Gomez. Next, I did a search on Golda Gomez to see what other projects she had done. That took me to Panama Time Shares.
This site is obviously a sister site to Cuesta del Sol. At the bottom of the home page, for Panama Time Shares, it says,
As we are moving away from the Timeshare Idea and more into the rental, we have created a new site
please visit www.carribeancondo.net
Then when I check www.carribeancondo.net, I couldn’t find anything related to rentals in David. You can make what you want from that.
I also found a reference to Panama Paradise, which is the company promoting Cuesta del Sol in Noriegaville News. Now it is never a good thing to be mentioned in any article in Noriegaville News. I couldn’t find the reference to the Pinkerton Intelligence Agency that was the subject of the Noriegaville article, so I have to assume that the site changed its reference and now just says how safe Panama is.
If you are reading this because you are considering Panama as a retirement location, do yourself a favor and come for an extended visit. Live as a resident. Buy your groceries. Go through the exercise of paying your utilities. Talk to others living here. Talk to neighbors close to where you would choose to live. However, avoid buying anything without having researched it personally. I wouldn’t take anyone’s word for anything, anymore, if I hadn’t done my own due diligence.
Now don’t take this post as my saying that Cuesta del Sol is a bad development. I don’t know anyone associated with the development. I don’t know anyone that has purchased there. But, I have invested all the time I plan on spending related to Cuesta del Sol. The rest is up to you to research.