THE PLANNED “MONTE VIEJO COMMUNITY” on THE SOTO FARM
Our vision for Panama started to take shape in July, 2007.
What began as just an idea has, over a period of time, developed into a full-fledged planned community.
It began with a journey to The Republic of Panama to seek a site to bring this idea into being. We selected 98 acres on
the Pacific Coast, approximately 28 miles from downtown Panama City and three miles from a toll road that provides
direct access into the city. The Pacific Ocean is approximately 3 miles west of the property.
The property, known in the area as THE SOTO FARM, has been a working organic coffee farm for some 40 years.
The development will be identified as MONTE VIEJO (Old Mountain), a private residential
community. THE SOTO FARM property’s elevation ranges from 800 to 1100 feet. To the
west is a view of the Pacific Ocean, and on a clear day the city of Panama can be seen in the
distance. Some eight to ten miles to the north lies an old mountain range with peaks climbing
to approximately 7000 feet.
Much of the time the mountain tops are in the clouds and mist.
The two terrains give us a contrast – the ocean on one side and magnificent
mountains on the other.
The SOTO FARM property has three spring-fed ponds and an incredible 21-acre,
ancient natural forest. The forest has been and will be preserved and protected.
Our vision for the community is to focus on maintaining the property’s original green
nature, so our plan calls for a minimum of construction while leaving a large part of
the 98 acres as a natural environment.
The strikingly beautiful grounds of THE SOTO FARM include a variety of trees such as
citrus, avocado, date palms and other tropical vegetation and flowering plants.
THE SOTO FARM is currently maintained as a natural organic farm. Plans may
include maintaining both the coffee and the organic farm for the future Monte Viejo