This is always a special time of year for the fishing community in Panama. The “big game” fishing season is officially kicking off, drawing anglers from around the world. Locations like Bahía de Piñas, along the southern Pacific Coast of Panama, are renowned for their bountiful waters, filled with marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, Dorado and dozens of other varieties of coveted fish.
Anglers tell tall tales of their exploits reeling in the big ones in the area and some of them have been actually verified–more than 200 deep-sea fishing world records have been verified in the bay. Panama City is an ideal starting point for a deep-sea fishing expedition and it’s about to get even better. When the new yacht club and marina open on Ocean Reef, it will make the man-made islands one of the region’s best launching points for fishing expeditions anywhere on the Pacific coast.
We’ve heard from many buyers on Ocean Reef that fishing is a big part of their lifestyle. Keeping their boat in the new marina will change their lifestyle. They will be able to walk from their waterfront home to their boat in the marina and be battling the big fish by lunch time.
The Panama waters offer year-round opportunities, but the fishing really heats up from November to March. There are many popular destinations off the Panama coast; locals and frequent visitors have their favorite spots. But Bahía Piñas, home to the famed Tropic Star Lodge, is one of the big name destinations that is the stuff of legends.
Several factors have converged to make Panama such a sweet spot. Cold currents from South America meet the warm waters of Costa Rica to create a special mix that is perfect to support the entire marine food chain. Anyone who loves fishing is the beneficiary.
If you want to know more about this long-awaited season, contact us and we will be happy to connect you with a local fishing expert and top guides to help you take one item off your bucket list. We can also give you details on how you can make Ocean Reef and a waterfront lifestyle your future.
José Arberola is a sales and rentals specialist for Punta Pacifica Realty, the largest sales, rental and property management company in Panama City. Before joining Punta Pacifica Realty in 2011, Jose developed his business and customer service skills with Dell, JP Morgan Chase, and Credicorp Bank. During his tenure at PPR, he led the mortgage department and managed a net portfolio of $12 million. His market research helped guide rental and sales efforts in the Trump Ocean Club, Waldorf Astoria Panama and the Hard Rock Café. In 2012, he formed his own company to market Panama property in the United States. He rejoined PPR as a sales associate in 2018, focusing his expertise and customer service on the property in central Panama City, Punta Pacifica and Costa del Este.