Some Information about
the Volcan, Panama Area
The city of Volcan is located in Chiriqui Province in western Panama only a few miles from Costa Rica.
How do I get there from the U.S. or Elsewhere?
Grab your passport and fly to Panama City, Panama. From Panama City you can take either a 1 hour flight on Air Panama or a long bus ride to David. Pick up a rental car in David and we are only 1 hour away up good paved roads or an additional 1.5 hours by local bus
Where will I stay?
We have several Bed and Breakfasts in the area along with a resort hotel, the Bambito. We also have two hotels in town; one catering to families and the other with cheap, clean rooms for 1 or 2 people. There are also cabins available.
Besides looking at the area as an ideal retirement location, what is there to do in the Volcan area?
- Explore the huge nature park that spans the border with Costa Rica
- Go bird watching. Panama has more bird species than anywhere else in North America
- Go white water rafting, horseback riding, or take a guided tour of the scenic area
- Take beautiful pictures; either on your own or with an experienced nature photographer - contact me: jay(at)jaymills(dot)org
Can you help me ... find property? ...with travel arrangements? ...with information on retiring in Panama?
I have lived here for over 5 years and have had my own experiences. Some very good and some not so good. If you send e-mail I will try to point you to web links or other sources of information that I have found useful. You can also read about my adventures in the "My Journal" tab here, and on the Paradise Panama Blog.