Grupo Los Pueblos


Ocean Reef Islands and Marina

Panama City, Panama

200 slip marina

Engineering, Master Planning


Ocean Reef Islands is poised to become one of Panama City's premier oceanfront residential communities. Working with Grupo Los Pueblos, the largest residential developer in Panama, SmithGroupJJR engineered the cutting edge technical solutions required to create a world-class marina between the two manmade islands being built just offshore.

The islands are the ultimate in premium real estate. However, they are exposed to a unique Pacific Ocean wave climate that starts off the coast of Australia and builds relentlessly until it reaches Panama. Using sophisticated computer modeling, SmithGroupJJR designed a protected, tranquil harbor with a 200-slip marina accommodating vessels up to 300 feet (90 meters) in length. A contemporary yacht club facility provides an outstanding amenity for island residents.

The innovative engineering solution utilizes a unique fishtail tipped breakwater to diffract waves away from the entrance, while a recreational beach absorbs any residual wave energy entering the harbor.

Related Content

Coastal Modeling
A state-of-the-art approach to design wave simulation.

Ocean Reef Islands Video
Spanish-language video blending renderings with construction footage of the islands.

Ocean Reef Islands Website