River Deep Mountain High-Mountains and Hiking in Santa Fe, Panama

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Do, I love you my oh myyyyyyyyy! River deep mountain highhhhh!  Yeeeeeaaaaaahhhhh! In my mind it sounds just like Tina Turner when I sing it!  Like I mentioned in my Rivers of Santa Fe post,  I couldn't help but belt out the Ike and Tina classic while traipsing up and down the mountainsides in Santa Fe, Panama.  Now that I think about, … [Read more...]

Cafe El Tute, Santa Fe, Panama

Cafe el Tute, Santa Fe, Panama

Santa Fe is home to the locally produced coffee, Café El Tute, which is run by the local farmer’s cooperative.  At El Tute they receive coffee beans from farmers throughout the Santa Fe Area.  The co-op then process the beans, packages them, and sends them out to be sold.  The Co-op also provides local farmers with start-up funds and land … [Read more...]

Artisan House, Santa Fe, Panama

The Artisan House, Santa Fe, Panama

Right down the street from the Coffee Mountain Inn and the Orchid House is another house worth a visit...The Artisan House! The Artisan House is your one stop shop to pick up all those sweet little souvenirs for people back home.  From hand sewn molas to ornate jewelry even local coffee.  The Artisan House doesn't have much but I'm … [Read more...]

Santa Fe

The River in Santa Fe

Santa Fe is located just a short drive north into the mountains above Santiago, Panama.  Santa Fe is a beautiful mountain town with cool temperatures similar to, but not as cold as the highlands in Chiriqui. Santa Fe has gorgeous clean rivers for swimming, amazing mountain views, hiking and bird watching.  One can venture farther up … [Read more...]