Yesterday, we went to Volcán, about a hour’s drive from our home in David. Volcán Barú is the highest point in the area (and the country). Boquete is on the eastern side of Volcán Barú, and Volcán is in the western side. I had heard it’s lovely so I was happy to visit. It is true! It is a so beautiful and I took tons of photos.
Volcán feels a bit different from Boquete. There are more open spaces, more flat areas, and though we saw a number of expats it seems less touched by the expat community. This is the dry season but everything was so green!
I have divided up my photos into a few galleries… The first one is views of the countryside from the road heading to Volcán.
These are a few photos of the town.
On our way home we found the road blocked by a fallen tree. Some guys had been cutting down a huge rainbow eucalyptus tree, and it fell in the wrong direction right across the road. Thank goodness it didn’t land on anyone, but we knew it was going to take a while to clear so we went back to town to get some lunch.
Of course, you know I took a lot of photos of the beautiful mountains! I managed to get this collection down to 15 of my favorites. Most of them were taken from town as you can tell from the occasional utility line or building, but that is where I got out of the car to see the sights. So, in no particular order, here are my mountain photos.
One last thing – I saw this link on the bottom of the Wikipedia page on Vulcán Barú, and want to post it here so you can check it out. It’s a beautiful 360 degree panorama from the top of of the volcano. One of these days I’m going to make it up there! http://www.seeit360.com/still-photos/volcan-baru-virtual-tour