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...]

Volcan

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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...]