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2010-10-15 06:40:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Boca Chica is a quiet village on Panama's Pacific coast and a favorite launch point for sport fishermen casting off into the rich waters of the Gulf of Chiriqui, an emerging adventure travel destination. This tiny town consists of approximately 250 residents, two paved roads lined with houses, a school, a shop or two, and a few lodges to accommodate the area's growing number of tourists. It is also badly in need of a clean-up and better strategies for...

2010-10-01 06:45:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel enthusiasts and real estate mavens are discovering that Panama's Gulf of Chiriqui is the hottest new vacation destination -- a secret humpback whales have been onto for centuries. Among the dozens of pristine emerald islands, humpback whales spend their extended summer vacation breeding and calving in the warm waters of the protected Gulf. Abe Zimmerman, Sales Director for The Resort at Isla Palenque, an ecologically sensitive Panama real estate...

2010-05-13 06:45:00

CHICAGO, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The first chance for potential homeowners to explore the future site of The Resort at Isla Palenque is just weeks away. The four-day expedition is set for Wednesday, June 2 through Saturday, June 5, 2010. Hosted by developer Amble Resorts, this is the inaugural trip for the public and will provide an opportunity not only to view the island, but also to meet the designers and developers behind this future luxury eco resort community. Guests can learn about...

2010-04-28 07:10:00

CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- After receiving a record number of entries, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has awarded The Resort at Isla Palenque an Honor Award in the Analysis and Planning category for its geo-responsible resort master plan. The Resort at Isla Palenque, a private island resort located in Panama's sparkling Gulf of Chiriqui, has sustainability at its very foundation - a quality likely to have interested the jury. Isla Palenque's developer, Amble...

2010-04-19 07:30:00

CHICAGO, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Many luxury resorts and hotels are currently touting their green initiatives: recycling, laundering towels less often, or using compact fluorescent bulbs. While these are important efforts, some are embracing a concept bigger than green: sustainability. Alex Pettitt, host of TV's "Mainstream Green," contends that sustainability must be ingrained in a resort's culture. "They lower their water consumption, but don't have a sustainable design," says Pettitt....

2010-03-09 07:25:00

CHICAGO, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Burgeoning resort development company Amble Resorts has contracted the hospitality experts West Paces Hotel Group to manage Amble's sophisticated, environmentally sensitive debut resort community, The Resort at Isla Palenque. The collaboration is noteworthy for its marriage of Amble's unique, visionary ideas with West Paces' experience and well-known service standards. Amble, founded by Ben Loomis in 2007, is a new resort development company that is...

2010-02-08 07:10:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As more and more baby boomers investigate ideal retirement destinations, they may be surprised at what they find. Mainstays such as France and Florida are being bumped from their spot at the top of the list in favor of places such as Malaysia, Australia, and, perhaps most favored of all, Panama. Boasting year-round sunshine, low taxes, luxury shopping, deep discounts for retirees, and first-rate healthcare at third world prices, Panama as a retirement...

2010-01-26 07:20:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Adventure tourism is growing as fast as a zip liner on the fly. According to a 2008 survey conducted by the Travel Industry Association of America, nearly one half of U.S. adults, or 98 million people, have taken an adventure trip. That's because the industry isn't just catering to gutsy thrill-seekers anymore. Resorts now provide a wider array of activities targeted at mainstream travelers, a market that includes increasing numbers of two-income families,...

2010-01-20 07:30:00

DENVER, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- ResortAuthority.com, the gateway to resort real estate, has added to the collection a fabulous island resort off the coast of Panama. The Resort at Isla Palenque has taken its position as owners of the entire island to create a truly green and LEED Certified sustainable community. First and foremost is a commitment to maintain a 220-acre nature preserve in the center of Isla Palenque. The preserve protects the island's natural artesian spring that provides...

2010-01-06 07:15:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxury travel has assumed a new meaning among vacationers looking to be submerged in their destinations' natural environment. In response to a growing demand for close-to-nature vacation experiences, some progressive luxury resorts are eliminating the physical barriers between travelers and their ultimate destination: nature. These high-end resorts now offer open-air experiences that provide their elite clients with more than a beautifully appointed room, but...


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