Hiking in Boca Chica, Panama

Hiking in Boca Brava, Panama

I've said it before, I've always been a girl whose heart belongs near the ocean.  But the more time I spend in Panama the more I come to love the beauty and peacefulness that comes with hiking and being surrounded by trees and nature.  This is big step for me. Boca Chica has the best of both worlds.  You have to hike, to get to the … [Read more...]

Altos de Campana Parque Nacional, Panama

Altos de Campana Parque Nacional

The Altos de Campana National Park is about an hour outside of Panama City, on Chame Bay on the Pacific coast. Established in 1966 it was the first national park in Panama.  Once you pass through Chorrera and Capira take the turn that goes to Chica and you'll be on your way to the park.   I stopped at the Altos de Campana National Park … [Read more...]

Coffee Store La Cabaña Panama

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Just before arriving to the police check point near the Fortuna Damn crossing the continental divide from the province of Chiriqui into Bocas del Toro, on the right, at the edge of the Reserva Forestal de Fortuna one will find La Cabaña Coffee Store. La Cabaña is a cute little red building with a waterfall and pool running along side … [Read more...]

Ojo de Agua, Panama

Ojo de Agua, Panama

Ojo de Agua is a lovely little town on the Azuero Peninsula on the Pacific Coast of Panama.  Ojo de Agua is just past Canas on the road to Tonosi.  There is hiking, wildlife, property for sale and plenty of peace, quiet and relaxation for everyone.  The views are stunning and the weather is perfection. Mom and dad came to visit a few … [Read more...]

Feria de las Flores y del Café Boquete Panama

la feria de las flores y del cafe panama

La Feria de las Flores y del Café is Boquete’s annual fair. Much like the small town of Boquete, this fair is small yet extremely beautiful. La feria de Boquete is an assortment of vendors selling products from Panama and neighboring Central American countries, different food stands, local business stands, government informational … [Read more...]

Rio Sereno Volcan Panama Drive

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Panama is absolutely blessed with beautiful scenic drives. I'm sure someone could make a great coffee table book with photos of different drives around Panama. Hmmm...Not a bad idea. The Inter-Americana Highway, for the most part, is nothing special for beautiful views. But, if one turns off on any of the roads up through Penenome, … [Read more...]

Restaurante Portal Volcan Panama

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I enjoy eating great food. Exotic spices, fresh ingredients, elaborate recipes, who doesn't like these? But for me, if the food is simple, tasty and inexpensive - it’s just as enjoyable as the most elaborate pro-chef prepared meal. Lately, I had one of those nice inexpensive meals at the Restaurante Portal in Volcan Panama. The name … [Read more...]

Volcan Lodge Mana Restaurant Volcan Panama

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Shadowed by Panama’s highest peak, Volcan Baru, the Volcan Lodge is a great bed and breakfast to stay at when visiting the quiet Chiriqui mountain town of Volcan. I had the pleasure of staying there for a couple of nights while exploring the Volcan and Cerro Punta areas. The owners are very friendly, hospitable and attentive to the … [Read more...]

Las Lagunas de Volcan Panama

Las Lagunas de Volcan Panama

After hiking into the Parque Internacional de la Amistad and cruising around beautiful Cerro Punta I decided to head to Las Lagunas de Volcan or The Lakes of Volcan. Although I've seen thousands of lakes in Florida over my lifetime I have not seen hardly any here in Panama. Plus, these lakes are special, they are the highest natural lakes … [Read more...]

Parque Internacional la Amistad Los Nubes Panama

La Amistad International Park Panama

The Parque Internacional la Amistad or La Amistad International Park is a international cross-frontier UNESCO World Heritage Site covering 401,000 Hectares, making it the largest nature reserve in Central America. It covers parts of Panama and Costa Rica in the Talamanca Mountain Range. I took a half day hike on some of the trails leaving … [Read more...]