Volcán, Panama
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Volcan. Superb titled land, perfectly flat, located seven kilometers from the village.

Surrounded by mountains and immersed in the heart of the countryside of Mount Barú, this land of almost 8,500 square meters represents a great opportunity for those who wish to build a mountain residence or a small cottage. Around you, a large number of small streams and rivers, an incredible fauna and an exuberant flora increase the cachet and the beauty of this unique and protected site. Nature lovers will find their happiness here…


Volcan, with a population of 12,500 people, is a corregimiento (department) of the district (region) of Tierras Altas in the province of Chiriqui, Republic of Panama. It was created by municipal agreement on November 30, 1924 with the name of Barú, then modified to Volcan.

Located at an altitude between 1300 and 3475 meters above sea level, its minimum temperature is -5 ° C (at the top of Volcán Barú) and maximum 26 ° C.

Its name comes from the valley surrounded by mountains that is located in the foothills of the Volcano Barú, the highest point of the country with 3475 meters above sea level.

Historically, Volcan was populated by the Duncan and Lambert families, who, because of their Swiss ancestry, strongly influenced the architecture of the region. In Volcan you will find different styles of huts, wooden houses, cement constructions, most with fireplaces. For this reason, the municipality of Volcán is known in Panama under the name “Little Switzerland”, and for its similarity with the landscape of the European country.

The first settlers of Swiss origin devoted themselves to raising livestock, growing coffee and installing sawmills where the precious woods in the region were exploited.

With a climate of the pleasant temperate tropical mountains, whose minimum recorded temperatures were of 4 ° C with the presence of frost and ice in all the corregimiento; It maintains an average annual temperature of 18 ° C, during the morning the temperature drops to about 15 ° C and can reach a maximum of 26 ° C in the afternoon during the summer.

The axis of the economy is based on agriculture, livestock and tourism. Although we can find sausage factories that distribute their products nationwide as well as factories producing food for horses, trout and birds, there is a strong export market: florists export their Plants in the United States and the trout farms produce for the European and American markets. Volcán is the economic center of Tierras Altas because it has all the basic services: water, electricity, telephone, electricity transmission towers, cellular transmission network, Internet services, banking services, public register, supermarkets open 24 hours a day, public markets, gas stations, pharmacies, hotels, inns, cabins, cooperatives, funeral services, mechanical centers, bakeries, restaurants, refreshments, primary schools, libraries, secondary schools and university extension, health centers, laboratories clinics, general medicine clinics and soon a hospital. The corregimiento maintains excellent asphalted communication routes and the main enlightened routes.

Because of the privileged geographical situation, the corregimiento has the best production of milk of category A in the country, excellent coffee production; among the best in the world, and private and public collection centers for vegetables and cereals (cold chain).

Level tourism, Volcano, to be in high volcanic land, has many tourist sites, unique in the country, between which we can mention:

  • Barú Volcano National Park
  • La Amistad International Park
  • Thermal springs of Volcán
  • Thermal springs of Cotito
  • Barriles website
  • The “Lagunas” of Volcán
  • The thermal baths of Las Fuentes
  • Colorado waterfalls and mineral water
  • Cerro Pando
  • Coffee plantations
  • Dairy farms
  • Barriles River
  • Chiriquí Viejo River
  • Bambito trout
  • Tizingal trout
  • The “Imantada” line (magnetized)


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