This is the view from the south side of the home looking up to the Baru Volcano.
This is the most beautiful home available in the Volcan Highlands of Panama. The price is $520,000 USD. (negotiable)
This beautifully spacious, estate home is located in the pristine highland mountains of Western Panama, in the small mountain town of Volcan. Located on Calle 3 Norte (paved), directly across from the Nueva California School.
The home features 2 bedrooms (both with en suite bathrooms) 2 fireplaces, large and spacious living and dining areas - a full featured kitchen and oodles of beautifully landscaped gardens. There is a clear unobstructed view to Panama's highest peak, the 11,400 foot Baru Volcano (don't worry the volcano has been quiet for the past 500 years and we expect that to continue)
THE FULL LEGAL DESCRIPTION is at the bottom of this page.
BELOW is a plot plan of the home. We will start our guided tour from the main (south facing entrance)
As you enter the main door to your right is the well appointed bar. The floors are expensively tiled throughout. Note the high cathedral style ceilings.
Turning to our LEFT we walk down into the dining area. There is a fireplace in the corner dating back to the original house. Why a fireplace in tropical Panama you may ask? Well, the elevation of Volcan is 4,500 feet. So the days are never too hot and the nights are wonderfully cool and fresh. You should never need expensive air conditioning but on those cool rainy nights . . . a warm and cosy fire is priceless!
Looking back (south facing) into the dining area we see the fireplace on the right and a long local hardwood hutch to the left.
There is a large island in the kitchen and the windows face out onto the landscaped garden (so even when you wash the dishes here - the views are breathtaking)
Turning right from the kitchen we pass along a wide corridor that leads to the guest bedroom.
The guest bedroom comes with its own en suite bathroom and shower.
Along the connecting corridor is a large screen TV above a second fireplace.
The quality and good taste of the owners is clearly evident throughout the home. In the North East corner of the home is the utility room (see map below)
On the East side of the home we find the master bedroom.
There are South facing windows in this room so each morning you are warmed and greeted by the rising sun.
There is a dressing area with closets and a vanity mirror across from the King sized bed. The room also features a small office area. So if sleep evades you - hey! why not quickly check your emails?
The master bedroom has its own en suite bathroom and shower.
Now we pass across to the West side of the home (see map) and to the covered car port and patio.
It does rain in Panama and you will be eternally grateful that you can drive right into your home without ever needing an umbrella.
The landscaping in this home is exceptional. The owners tell me that they have a full time gardener and the local man is to be commended for doing an outstanding job. There are many different flowers throughout the gardens and occasionally your senses will be warmed by the sweet perfume from various exotic plants.
This is the location of the home. As you can see, you are close to all the conveniences including supermarkets, banks with ATM's and hardware stores. And one block south of your home is a first rate Spanish style coffee shop and bakery.
House details & legal description.
house sits on 2 town lots, Finca # 13276 @ 1800 sq. meters & Finca # 21174
@ 1300 sq. meters, giving it approximately 3,100 (three thousand-one hundred)
sq. meters of property. The fincas are beautifully landscaped. We have a 20
year (transferable) tax exemption for the house and properties.
The residence is a 2 (two) bedroom, 2 (two) bath. With a square meterage of 289 m2 or (3,111.0 sq. feet)
Attached car port is 37 m2 or (399 sq. feet)
This clear titled property is offered for sale at:
You can contact the owners at:
Items that will stay with the house
Side by side Refrigerator/ Freezer
Stove / Oven
Overhead hood range fan with light
Floor model water cooler
Infared Charbroil BBQ and cover
Custom laurel wood built in pantry
75” wall T.V.
Custom cedar wood built bar and stools
2 Wine cooler fridges
overhead bottle and wine glass holder
custom built overhead lighting for the bar
Custom built cedar wood bookcase
Large sectional couch / includes chaise and recliner
35” wall T.V. / power bar
Custom cedar built spa bench
KING size BED FRAME (Mattress not included)
Night Tables (Laurel )
Custom built laurel wood closets
55” wall T.V.
Office desk with storage cabinet & office chair
Washer / Dryer
Electric 65 gallon hot water tank and electrical timer
Two propane tanks
Water storage tank and pressure pump
* All mounted ceiling fans
* Security Cameras with base unit
* All mounted wall lighting fixtures
* All mounted window blinds
PEOPLE LIVE IN VOLCAN?
11,200 at the last census, of which about 300 are expats.
CAN I OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT?
Yes, you need original letters of recommendation from your home bank - but you can draw money from the ATM even if you do not have an account.
HOW MANY STORES DO YOU HAVE IN VOLCAN?
14 supermarkets, (we have no idea why so many) 3 hardware stores, three gas stations, two garden supply stores and over thirty places to eat.
CAN I BUY A GUN IN PANAMA?
Yes. It takes about 2 months and you do have to fill out some forms.
ARE THE LOCALS FRIENDLY TO FOREIGNERS?
Yes. The majority of locals believe that the American "Just Cause" invasion of Panama, liberated them. However, most locals think that all Americans are millionaires.
DOES THE EXPAT POPULATION MEET OR SOCIALIZE?
Yes. Every Friday morning most of the expats meet for breakfast at MANA'S RESTAURANT. We have ex pat musical "Pub Nights" every Saturday at the
WANDERING SLOTH Bar & Grill.
If you sing KARAOKE or play the guitar you are most welcome.
CABALLO LOCO SALOON. This is Volcan's newest entertainment spot. Regular music from various artists .
Don't let the "Saloon" scare you - this is a family friendly place; children are welcome.
There are hiking, walking, quilting and motor bike clubs. There is an unspoken rule that we help "newbies" in any way we can.
WHERE CAN I GET MORE LOCAL INFORMATION?
There are many FREE articles about the history of Volcan area at:
CAN I GET A MAP OF VOLCAN?
Free maps are available for Volcan and most of Panama at: