Panama is becoming increasingly popular in the news and social media with foreign retirees and global entrepreneurs exploring possibilities to invest and relocate to the country.
Home to Volcan Baru and unparalleled panoramic views, Boquete and VolHome to Volcan Baru and unparalleled panoramic views, Boquete and Volcan are the gems of the crown of Panama treasure.
Tierras Altas (highlands), the district that Volcan heads, has a climate Tierras Altas (highlands), the district that Volcan heads, has a climate similar to Boquete, and is popular for its rainforests, trails, coffee plantations, flower production, historic site Sitio Barriles, and Volcan Baru National Park. Its most popular event, Parada de Las Flores, is celebrated every September with flower parades and contests among local flower producers.
Retire in Volcán
The town’s commercial district is about 10 blocks long, located along the main road, in and out of town. Homes in Volcán tend to be located on large lots with plenty of space between houses, and breathtaking views of the impressive 11,640 feet, Volcán Baru, and the surrounding valley.
Volcán has all the basic amenities, from hardware stores, gas stations, bakeries, grocery stores, restaurants, boutique hotels, banks, and ice cream shops. In fact, several local businesses are owned by expats.
A new hospital opened in Volcán in 2014 serving as a basic emergency care facility, but for major operations and advanced care the town Concepcion is only 30 minutes away.
The nearest city is David, a quick 40-minute drive from Volcan, here you will find hospitals, shopping, and services not available in Volcán as well as the local airport which services flights to Panama City. It also has the added benefit of having the beach if you want a change of pace for the day.
Lifestyle in Volcán
The lifestyle in Volcán is laid back and quiet, and most expats enjoy social interaction by visiting friends and going to local expat hangouts on weekends. There are bilingual schools and church services in English. And you don’t miss any amenities from your home country.
Amazingly enough, Volcan is home to several prestigious and internationally renowned chefs and there are plenty of gourmet Amazingly enough, Volcan is home to several prestigious and internationally renowned chefs and there are plenty of gourmet restaurants in Volcan (Spanish, Italian, French, etc.) You will enjoy living in the new world while still enjoying old world cuisine and modern bistros with coffee brewed from the nearby coffee plantations.
Volcán is perfect for nature lovers, as well. Volcán Baru National Park, and La Amistad Park are close by, offering hiking trails into the protected forests and jungles. For bird watchers, these areas are the best places in Panama to see the elusive Quetzal bird, and you can spend hours hiking and experiencing the natural wildlife that only exists here. A popular hike is to the top of Volcán Baru where on a clear day you can see both the Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. And the Chiriquí river and lake Las Lagunas, just outside of town cater to any fishing enthusiast’s needs.
Last but not least, health is another benefit of living in Volcán, from breathing in fresh mountain air, eating fresh healthy food, and living a relaxed lifestyle, the town ensures a wholesome way of life in every way.
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