Looking for an affordable place to live in Panama? This small Volcan farm can provide you with all your fruits & vegetables plus a place to live.
If you decide to build a larger home, then you have oodles of room and as a bonus, you have a view up to the most magnificent peak in all of Panama; The 11,400 foot Baru Volcano.
The house was built in 2007. It has a single bedroom, kitchen and office space. There is a fenced in patio with a western exposure. The bathroom has a shower with on demand hot water.
There is GOOD Internet conectivity. The present owner does daily stock trading and finds the bandwidth and speed certainly adequate.
As is the standard requirement in any Latin country, the home is fitted with security bars on doors and patio windows.
Although the property is on a country lane, the paved road is just a few hundred yards away.
The volcanic soil is wonderful for just about anything you may wish to grow. Including coffee, mango, corn, potatoes, lemons, oranges and the Panamanian staple; Beans!
Above: Frijoles (beans)
Above: mountain, shade grown coffee (Coffee's from Chiriqui have consistently been recognised as the best in the world.
These wooden crates are testament to the quantity of vegetables that this small farm can produce.
The "Eternal spring" climate of Volcan means that a wide variety of beautiful flowers bloom all year round.
This property is offered for sale by the owner for
It is fully titled with municipal water and electricity.
Please contact the owner (Michael) at
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, 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: