Surfers carry their boards to the beach for a day on the waves. Fibreglass boats bob in the water, waiting to carry passengers to the nearby islands to snorkel, scuba dive among colourful corals and exotic fish, whale-watch…or catch the marlin and tuna this region is famous for.
The road leading to the town of Santa Fe de Veraguas climbs gently and steadily up the slopes of the Continental Divide, winding past cattle farms, jungled hillsides and gurgling rivers. As you arrive into the town centre, the bright blue roof of a church is one of the first sights you see. Around it Read more...
Volcan is one of my favourite towns in Panama, located on the western slope of Baru Volcano, in the cool highlands north of the Pan-American Highway.
Chiriqui is Panama’s farmland. Its broad pastures are dotted with dairy cows, and you’ll find beef cattle ranches and horse stables. Rocky rivers and winding streams crisscross a landscape overlooked by Baru Volcano and the Continental Divide.
I never tire of the scenery in the Chiriqui countryside, with wide open cattle pastures, tall palms swaying in the breeze, and stands of pine trees in the highlands. From the peaks of Baru Volcano and Cerro Punta to the shoreline of the Gulf of Chiriqui, and everything in between, the landscape is lush and green, with bright flowers attracting colourful birds and butterflies.