A Trip to Volcan

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

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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6 Responses to A Trip to Volcan

  1. A Dog With Fleas says:

    I can see why you made the trip to the little piece of heaven. So gorgeous and I love reading about your adventures. They take me to a place I normally would not know much about and you bring it alive!! Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous.


    • kristc99 says:

      Wow, thank you so much! That’s what I love about blogs. You get to experience someone else’s world through their eyes, and go places you couldn’t go on your own.


  2. We really prefer Volcan over Boquete. One day when we were in David, we took the bus to the very end of the ride, past Volcan and into the mountains. The bus driver stopped the bus at his house in the hills above Volcan, and he went into his house for lunch. We took a walk through the hillside..beautiful country..and when the bus driver returned, we rode the bus back to David. It took all day, but it was a cheap tour. 🙂


  3. Kent says:

    Those are some very beautiful photos of your adventure in Volcan. My wife and I have always wanted to venture to areas like this so this is pretty excited to see. I also use wordpress on my site but I’ve never seen pictures laid out like you have in this post. Whatever you used it’s really neat to showcase these Volcan photos like this. Thanks for the brief enjoyment!


    • kristc99 says:

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed them 🙂

      If you add multiple pictures, you can make a gallery. The gallery has some different options, and I chose “slideshow” and that’s how it came out.

      Hopefully you can come visit in person sometime. There is so much beauty everywhere. And, if you come down, now you know someone here 🙂


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