Mana's Restaurant opened for business in September 2010, but the former Hotel and Restaurant "LA FLORIDA" has been a Volcan landmark since 1942. The building houses the Volcan Lodge, which has 6 bedrooms; 4 upstairs and 2 down stairs. All with ensuite bathrooms.
The Patio Flower Garden
This patio is a late afternoon favourite for people who just want to sit with a glass of wine, watch the setting sun and invariably, in conversation with other guests-put the world to rights.
The upper balcony is just for the benefit of the hotel guests. Here you can laze away in a hammock, read a book from the hotels' library or simply sit in a rocking chair and chill out.
The hotel part of Mana's (The Volcan Lodge) has 6 bedrooms; 4 upstairs and 2 down stairs. All with ensuite bathrooms. There is Free Wi-Fi available throughout and a large screen T.V. in the bar/lounge.
On the ground floor there is a separate owner's suite with two bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. In addition on the property to the rear there is a country cabin and small guest house. The land to the rear of Mana's has a small rough road that rises up a hill with a look-out platform which affords wonderful views north to Volcan. The land on the hill and at the base has enough room to build an estimated 10 cabins or an additional hotel.
Possibly the secret to the success of Mana's lies in its spacious kitchen. This writer has enjoyed meals here since Mana's opening. TripAdvisor, has a comment on its webpage about Mana's that it is "The best food value in Volcan." The prices are reasonable and invariably customers can be heard saying just one word in appreciation; "Excellent!"
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Jorge Anguizola:
Tel: (507) 771-4709
R.U.C. 4-200-139 D.V.90
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 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: