Building FAQ

What is the price per square meter for titled property?

3Islas General Contracting is typically $500 per square meter for basic finish out on a turn-key home. Titled land can range anywhere from $15-65 per square meter for land, title, road access, power and water. For more titled property information, contact us.

What is the typical building material and where do I purchase materials?

3islas General Contracting has worked with several materials over the years and have found block, m2 material, local wood/bamboo and shipping containers to be the easiest, quickest and most effective. Building material can be trucked in from Santiago for $150 for a twelve ton truck. Minimal building supplies can be found in Mariato, roughly 25km away. For more material inquiries contact us.

How do I obtain permits and restrictions?

Contact your local municipality in Mariato for permits. There are minimal restrictions on home building.

How long does it take to build a structure on average?

3Islas General Contracting has a turnaround build time from three months to one year, depending on the size of the structure and time of the year.

Where do I find more information about purchasing property in Panama?

The U.S. Embassy of Panama has current information on purchasing property. Visit: Panama US Embassy

I don't speak Spanish, how can I communicate during the building process ?

3Islas General Contracting speak both English and Spanish and can easily translate to crews during the building process.

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