Mountains in Panama
When you're in Panama, whether you live in the city or have a country house, you will always have the pleasure of looking at either a hill or a beautiful mountain, close to any city, town or village.
Panama is a very small country, and its green environment is absolutely unique. With several of the most prime rainforests and exotic animals, plants and rocks in the world, Panama offers it all, in a natural look. This is one of the reasons why so many people are seeking to visit or retire here in Panama, a country that has been named destination #1 for retirement or investment.
Even though "Volcan Baru", the tallest mountain in the country is approximately 8 hours driving from the city of Panama, it receives thousands of visitors per year, who became enchanted with the view, and the local people who live around the area.
The temperature there is the envy of many other towns. There are also other towns with beautiful mountains, like Boquete (in the province of Chiriqui), Campana, Cerro Azul, Cermeno, and regions in the central provinces, like Veraguas, or Cocle. There is a very nice place called "Cerro la Vieja: (Old lady Hill), located near the town of Penonome that is famous for some country resorts in which you can enjoy natural spas, horseback riding, natural water falls, and thousands of beautiful butterflies and birds.
But yet, all these mountains are only short drives from any town or city. And locals in these places are so warm and friendly, that anyone would pleasantly surprised upon arrival at how much they had missed.