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...]

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...]

Cerro Punta Panama Produce Producer

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Cerro Punta is the heart of the produce production of Panama. I took a drive up to visit the Parque Amistad Internacional de la Amistad on a recent trip to Volcan. Although hiking in the park was fun, I was more impressed just driving around Cerro Punta. People are growing vegetables everywhere, in their yards, on the sides of the road, … [Read more...]

Volcan Baru

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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 is the gateway to some of the most beautiful scenic mountain drives in Panama.  Named after Volcan Baru, a dormant volcano that blew her top off long ago, Volcan is the first reasonably sized highland community on the way to either Cerro Punta, near the top of  Volcan Baru, or Rio Sereno, at the Costa Rican border near La Amistad … [Read more...]

Cerro Punta

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Cerro Punta is located in the heart of the "Panamanian bread basket." Situated in the Chiriqui highlands just a days hike from the peak of dormant volcano Volcan Baru, Cerro Punta has an ideal climate and soils for growing many fruits and vegetables.  If you can find it in a Panamanian produce isle, it probably came from Cerro … [Read more...]


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Boquete is a picturesque tropical mountain paradise located in the Chiriqui highlands about 30 minutes from David.   Situated near the base of Volcan Baru, Boquete is famous for producing some of the world's most delicious high altitude coffee. The cool mountain climate in this part of Panama is one of  the reasons Boquete plays host … [Read more...]