The Truth about Investing in Panama’s Raw Land

It’s routine to find gorgeous landscapes like this during our scouting trips.

If you’ve been with me from the very first email, then I can predict a few things about you. Namely, you are:

  • A savvy world traveler
  • A smart investor
  • 30-50 years old
  • A maverick and self-made genius
  • And not particularly interested in losing your hard-earned money.

I can also predict that you are interested in investing in raw land…

But not just any kind of property.

You want raw land at rock-bottom prices so you can lower your exposure to risk while eventually making a substantial profit off of the property (which, by the way, I’ll explain how to do in the next email).

In order to do that, however, you’ll need information that other people don’t have. Information that we happen to have.

Information about a small country that’s proving to be the place for investors to ride a high tide of economic growth in the middle of staggering global unemployment and debt crisis.

What country am I talking about? Panama. In a few minutes I’ll explain why, but let’s start with a story.

A Little-Known Conquistador Conquers Panama

The Isthmus of Panama. Less than 50 miles wide, it’s the narrowest strip of land separating the Atlantic from the Pacific Ocean.

Like Balboa, we’ve made an epic discovery in Panama.

In 1513, Spanish explorer and conquistador Vasco Nunez de Balboa—based on a tip he got from a native about a new sea—led the first expedition across it.

It wasn’t an easy task. In fact, it was deadly.

Balboa and 190 heavily armed soldiers, a pack of dogs and several natives pushed their way into the dense jungle and eventually found themselves face-to-face with a bloodthirsty ruler named Ponca and his tribe.

The two factions fought a fierce battle, which Balboa and his men won. As a sign of surrender, Ponca allied himself with Balboa.

They would need it because just a few days later they crossed into the lands of an even fiercer tribe. Balboa and his party were able to defeat this tribe and kill its leader, but the effort thoroughly wiped them out.

Only the strong continued into the mountain range along the Chucunaque River where Balboa, when he reached the summit, gazed down at the waters of the undiscovered sea below him.

The inspired but exhausted expedition party lurched toward the beach. When they reached it, Balboa strode into the surf, raised his hands above his head—a sword in one hand and a standard with an image of the Virgin Mary in the other—and declared the new sea Spanish territory.

It was an epic discovery.

On a beach in Panama like the one Balboa discovered, Park and I made our own epic discovery.

The Most Remote Investment in the World

Our first day searching for virgin beachfront property in Panama was an utter failure.

For starters, we had no idea how far you had to drive down the beach to reach it. Nor did we think it would be hard.

There is no shortage of breath-taking beaches in Latin America near our projects.

Instead of soft sand, though, the beach consisted of a rough, corrugated reef that made us worry about getting the truck stranded—only to have it destroyed by the incoming tide.

Five miles in and we decided to turn around. The tide was getting too high. We were frustrated because it was only 8 in the morning and we wouldn’t be spending the day exploring the property.

We didn’t give up.

The second time we drove to the property we got the tides correct. However, the drive was still treacherous and slow going since we had to keep the bottom of the truck from hitting the reef below.

Along the way we picked up some hitch hikers and finally made it to the end of the peninsula. But our troubles didn’t end there.

To find out more information about this property, we had to drive up a horrible road to the little town of Bella Vista. Park cringed, stepped on the gas pedal and started to climb.

About half way up we came to a really sketchy section with deep ruts going straight through a wet mud pit. Get stuck in there and we might be stranded for days.

We thought about turning around, but we didn’t have the room. Our only choice was to drive through the mud pit.

We figured if Park could thread the vehicle just right we wouldn’t fall into the ruts. We evaluated our odds while the hitchhikers waited in the back.

The Panamanian said, “You can make it!”

I said, “Lets try it!”

Park shrugged, punched the gas pedal and crossed the mud pit. I’d like to tell you that we made it across safely. But we didn’t.

The truck lost traction quickly, the tail end started to squirrel side to side and boom—once we hit the super muddy section we bounced straight into the ruts.

We were stuck.

But between the hitchhikers in the back, me, and the investigator we were able to push it across the pit. Of course we were splattered with mud, but once we all piled back into the truck, we were able to drive to the property.

We Found Paradise. And It Was Cheap.

It was a small peninsula jutting out into the Pacific Sea, beach on both sides. The surf was high, pounding the shore. We watched a man haul in a crab.

In the east we could see Volcan Buru, a volcano that stood over 12,000 feet tall.

The place was beautiful. And remote.

Because we knew the local price, we ended up buying the property at rock-bottom prices. And a year later the government installed a road nearby.

When we went to sell, we nearly sold out in record time—and our investors made a killing.

The project was called Playa Burica. And we’re about to do it again.

So let me ask you: are you interested in discovering “unexplored” Panamanian beaches? Are you interested in a screaming good investment? Like I mentioned above, it takes secret information to find these kinds of deals. If you think about it, Balboa had that kind of information. And so do we.

One of the Deadliest Investments Anyone Has Ever Made

Ever since Balboa crossed that tiny but treacherous stretch of land, Europeans and Americans have tried to find easier ways to do the same.

Not long after Balboa’s expedition the Spanish built a road through the jungle. They called it the Camino Real or Royal Road. But there was nothing royal about it. It was a muddy mule trail.

Many years later, in 1855, Americans built a single track railroad across Panama. The thick jungle, mountainous terrain, torrential rainfall and deep mud made life miserable for anyone working in the jungle.

And deadly.

But that didn’t stop Theodore Roosevelt from devoting himself to building the canal when he became President of the United States. With the federal government’s financial backing, a team of engineers forged ahead with the canal project.

Malaria and yellow fever wrecked havoc on the workers. The carving out of the Cordillera Mountains killed thousands more.

But despite all the problems, on August 15, 1914, six months ahead of schedule, an old cement boat, the S. S. Ancon, decorated with bright flags, made the first official passage through the Panama Canal.

The trip was smooth. The locks worked perfectly. And the commercial value of Panama skyrocketed.

The Number One Reason Panama Is THE Place to Invest

While our properties are remote and often untouched by civilization, city life is never too far.

Nearly 75,000 ships of every shape and size pass through the Panama Canal each year, which translates into huge savings of time and money for governments and multi-national corporations.

For Panama, the canal changed everything for the nation. In fact, the canal is what separates the country from every other Central American nation as a place to invest.

But that’s not all.

Panama is currently carrying out a 5-year, $13 billion investment plan to build a new airport, prison complex and public transport. In fact, almost every facet of Panama’s infrastructure is being upgraded. This is good news for foreign investors like you.

And while the major infrastructure investment is good news, what you should be most interested in is Panama’s investment into roads.

Right now money is being poured into the expansion of highways all across Panama. But the only road you should care about is the one leading to our latest raw land project.

It’s not even close to being complete yet, which means the property is isolated and difficult to get to…
But very cheap.

Like Playa Burica, this property offers all the adventure and excitement of exploring unchartered territory. Wild ocelots lurk in the jungle. Toucans will try and eat your breakfast. And howler monkeys creep just above you in the trees while you sleep.

It’s the perfect place for someone who wants raw adventure.

But it’s more than just property. It’s an investment. A risk-reducing, capital preserving one. It’s also perfect for making a good return…

Because once the road arrives at your property, so does the traffic and high demand.

That road, like the Panama Canal before it, represents growth and opportunity. It brings people into the area who want beach front property and who are willing to pay top dollar for it.

Here’s How to Find Out More about Investment in Panama

Balboa took a huge risk to discover the “south seas.” You, my friend, don’t have to. All you have to do to learn about investing in some of the most spectacular landscapes known to man is pick up the phone and call me.

Just dial 888-436-7198 and ask for Josh.

This won’t put your life or a limb at risk like Balboa’s little expedition did. It will take you a step closer to a possible investment in raw land.

But I really don’t want you to call unless you are a serious investor with the means to invest, not to mention a little pioneer blood running through your veins.

See, our investments are not for the faint of heart. That’s why we are ruthlessly particular with whom we choose to work with. But it’s also one of the reasons we can make our investors lots of money.

So call me if you’re interested. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Until then, I’m heading out to look at properties,

Josh Linnes
Emerging Terrains

P.S. On November 14, 1986, one of the most infamous Wall Street arbitragers was arrested for inside trading. That arrest ended the era. But did you know not all “trading on inside information” is illegal? Read the next email to see what I mean.