Top Choice Workshop in Volcán

Arte Cruz

On the west (left) side of Hwy 41, some 3.5km south of Volcán, you’ll spot this workshop where master carver and artist José de la Cruz González makes and sells exquisite signs, sculptures and furniture in mahogany …
Gardens in Boquete

El Explorador

This private garden is located in a hilly area 3km northeast of the town center; you can walk to it in about 45 minutes. The 2 hectares of gardens are designed to look like something out of Alice in Wonderland, with…
Archaeological Site in Volcán

Sitio Barriles

The pre-Columbian ruins at this site 6km southwest of Volcán along the Río Gariche date from between AD 300 and 900, when the settlement had as many as 1000 residents. The site is on the private Finca Campestre; the…
Gardens in Guadalupe

Finca Dracula

This orchid sanctuary, 500m from the center beyond the landmark Los Quetzales Eco Lodge & Spa, is one of Latin America’s finest orchid collections, with some 2600 species cultivated here. The extremely knowledge…
National Park in Parque Internacional La Amistad (Las Nubes)

Parque Internacional La Amistad

Parque Internacional La Amistad was established jointly by Panama and Costa Rica in 1988; two years later it was added to Unesco's World Heritage List. In Panama the park covers portions of Chiriquí and Bocas del To…
Nature Reserve in Playa Barqueta

Refugio de Vida Silvestre Playa Barqueta Agricola

The Refugio de Vida Silvestre Playa Barqueta Agricola oversees about 14km of eastern Playa Barqueta, where mangrove and scrub offer protection to four species of turtles. It's hatching season here from September to …
Archaeological Site in The Road to Veraguas Province

Parque Arqueológico Petroglifo El Nancito

About 20km east of Las Lajas, El Nancito is a small community known for its underwhelming rock carvings. Locals say that the carved boulders were made more than 1000 years ago, though no one really knows for sure.
Beach in Playa Barqueta

Playa Barqueta

This long and lovely black-sand beach 25km southwest of David is a popular weekend escape for city folk, but you'll have the place all to yourself if you visit during the week. Be warned: as inviting as the ocean se…
National Park in Parque Nacional Volcán Barú

Parque Nacional Volcán Barú

Volcán Barú is Panama's only volcano and the dominant geographical feature of western Panama. It is no longer active but has seven craters and its summit, at 3474m, is the highest point in Panama. On clear days it a…
National Park in Volcán

Área Silvestre Protegida Lagunas de Volcán

Some 4km west of Volcán, this protected area encompasses the highest lake system (1240m) in Panama. The two picturesque lakes swell in the rainy season, with lush, virgin forest at their edges and Volcán Barú in the…