There are fewer more
perfect locations to live in this world than the highlands of Panama’s Chiriqui
Province. Writers have described the setting, with its steep pine tree covered
slopes as the “Shangri-La of Central America".
The similarities to the fabled literary world are many; At times you can
drive down the mountainside and look down on the tops of clouds in the valleys
Above: aerial view of the LAS PLUMAS master Villa and the TANAGER guest house.
Picture in your mind, a wide flower filled garden that slopes down to a rushing, bubbling, trout bearing mountain river. The altitude is around 5,000 feet so in this tropical setting the air is fresh and pure. In the background you see the peak of the 11,400 foot Baru Mountain.
As you enter the Las Plumas master home, you cannot miss the elegance of the decor. The room is spacious with high cathedral ceilings. The furnishing have obviously been chosen with great care- all the way down to statuesque grandfather clock.
Pass through onto the spacious west facing patio. This is a perfect spot to sit with friends and a glass of wine and watch Volcan's famous sunsets.
The kitchen and dining area are well appointed with two large refrigerators, microwave etc.
The dining table seats 9 persons.
The master bedroom has been designed to allow lots of natural daylight and sunshine to flood in.
The spare bedroom is light and bright and with its own en-suite bathroom.
Where would a luxury home be without the obligatory office. The villa comes with high speed Internet and cable television hook up.
Bathrooms are elegantly designed with floor to ceiling tiles. There is a choice of a shower or a relaxing bathtub.
One aspect that a home cannot have TOO much of, and that is closet or storage space. Las Plumas has a spacious pantry.
The Utility room has a washer, dryer, soaker tubs and storage closets.
The well appointed exercise room has all the needed weight, cycling and running equipment.
GARDEN TOOL STORAGE. In the aerial picture, at the bottom right hand corner, is a separate building, the garden tool depository. This has ample room for lawn mowers, weed-eaters Etc.
Las Plumas, in a great European tradition, comes with its own separate guest cottage. All the homes in this garden estate have local bird names and the guest home is called "Tanager."
TANAGER, has 800 ft2 ; 70 m2, consisting of living room with open kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, laundry room and terrace and a large deposit for garden tools / potting shed.
Tanager, has its own garden just steps away from the covered patio.
Tanager has a compact but fully functional kitchen. Ideal, as you would always want your in-laws or guests to have some measure of independence. Evening meals, no doubt would be enjoyed in the master home.
All the doors and furniture are made from local hardwood.
DETAILS of LAS PLUMAS.
Lot size: 90,775 ft2 ; (Metric) 7,993 m2
Home ca. 5,164 ft2 ; 480 m2
Construction year 2003 and based on high North American standards. (wheelchair accessible throughout the whole home)
Constructed by the well known local builder Antonio Bacil
Spacious living room, large kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, pantry, laundry room, garage for 2 cars, deposit, large terrace.
Approximate location coordinates: 8°49′N 82°37′W (las Plumas)
This home is offered for sale with clear title for $785,000 US$.
For further details please contact the owner:
Mr. Dirk Albert de Veer:
Tel. (507) 6527-3848
DRONE VIDEOS AVAILABLE.
Additionally available, via DropBox, the owner has made some exciting DRONE videos of the property. These are large files but can be sent to interested buyers upon request.
PEOPLE LIVE IN NEARBY 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.
(there are 3 ATM's in Volcan)
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 DEEP FOREST TAVERN.
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 and twice a month we have POET'S CORNER. If you write or can recite poetry - this is the place for you. 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: