Refugio la Brisa del Diablo Unique Hip Gourmet Bed and Breakfast

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Finally! There is a great place to stay along the mountain road between David and Almirante, launching point to caribbean paradise Bocas del Toro. Refugio la Brisa del Diablo is a Bed and Breakfast with a unique location and style. Perched on a hillside with a incredible view of Panama's highest peak Volcan, 50 minutes from David and … [Read more...]

Rio Sereno Panama to San Vito Costa Rica

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For those border crossing travelers entering or exiting either Panama or Costa Rica by land who are looking for a low-key border junction, look no further than Rio Sereno, Panama. Rio Sereno is only a few miles from the beautiful Costa Rican town of San Vito. Rio Sereno is about a 45 minute drive from the mountain town of Volcan in the … [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...]

Volcan Baru

Boquete, Chiriqui, David, Volcano

Volcan Baru in Chiriqui is almost solely visible in the mornings before being covered by clouds.  The past weekend while heading up to Boquete the sky was as clear as ever.  I took a moment to snap a shot before the clouds moved in.  You can see the huge gorges gouged out by ancient lava flows along the face.  It's claimed that the last … [Read more...]

Volcan Chiriqui Sitio Barriles

Pottery at Sitio Barriles

I had the pleasure to visit the famous archeological site in Volcan, Panama called Sitio Barriles.  Volcan is located in Chiriqui in the Cordillera de Talamanca mountain range. The site is on a private property and unfortunately the day my friends and I arrived the owner was not there to show us around to give us her first hand … [Read more...]