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September 14, 2018
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Volcan: Panama’s Shangri-La

Volcan is located 45-minutes outside the Chiriqui capital of David.

Volcan is located 45-minutes outside the Chiriqui capital of David. It is close to Boquete and at a high altitude, boasts the same beautiful mountain scenery and year-long spring climate. Its cool climate is due to its elevation of 4,200 feet and there is no need for air conditioning, fans or heating, which will lower your cost of living.

Framed by the Tizingal Mountain to the north and the slopes and volcanic plain to the east, it’s a place also famed for its life expectancy. Many residents live well into their 80s and 90s…this, along with the weather and abundant natural goods; have given this area the nickname of Shangri-La Valley.

Volcan is a town of approximately 10,000 people, including 250 expats from the U.S. and Canada. There are plenty of amenities available including hardware stores, banks, ATMs, restaurants, a town market and various renovation projects. There are two full-time doctors, four pharmacies, two dentists and a 24-hour emergency clinic in the town.