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.
If you venture into the restaurant on a Sunday afternoon, you may find it difficult to find a seat- the place is normally packed with both expats and Panamanians.
Mana's and Volcan Lodge has grown in reputation as the "Starting point" for many retirees to Panama. Jorge is fluent in English and willingly assists newcomers by answering the hundreds of inevitable questions.
Jorge and his wife Vicky are hoping to improve on their success in the Volcan restaurant and hospitality industry with their acquisition of the former Mountain River Lake Resort, in the north of Volcan (hence their desire to sell Mana's Restaurant)
Mana's is being sold as a successful, profitable, going concern. If a potential buyer needs any assurance of Mana's popularity, I suggest they simply ask any English speaking expat in Volcan.
David Dell: www.yourpanama.com
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?
8 supermarkets, 4 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 the NEW, MANA'S RESORT.
We have ex pat musical & KARAOKE afternoons, every Saturday. 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: