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MANUEL GRANADOS  of MEDICAL SERVICE PANAMA, S.A. (MS PANAMA, S.A.) – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Road and sign leading to Volcan, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIf you live in Volcan, you will have a very quiet and calm life. If you really enjoy the cool weather and the mountains, it will be nice for you. 
 
Volcan is up in the mountains. It takes about 45 minutes to get to Volcan from David. David is at sea level, while Volcan is at an elevation of about 4,000 to 5,000 feet. So when it’s 90 degrees in David, it would be about 65 to 70 degrees in Volcan 
 
Volcan is a very quiet place with houses and not apartments. People are friendlier and it is like living in a small town in the US. Everybody knows each other. People help each other. They have great supermarkets, too. I like it because the produce - the vegetables and fruit- are good there. 
 
(Road to Volcan and welcome sign, pictured.)
James David Audlin of Editores Volcán Barú – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
What is it like living in the Volcán and Cerro Punta region of Panamá? In short, I have found home here. I am a book writer, and this region is so fresh and delicious, with so many beautiful views and delightful people, that I have been inspired to writing with feverish abandon! If you settle on living in this region, my recommendation is - do not avoid your Panamanian neighbors, but get to know them. Even if your Spanish is execrable, make an effort to speak in it; at least say "¡Buenos días!" to people, and wave - even to strangers - and you will soon be making friends. Do not just hang with other gringos. Get out of your car. Walk, or take the bus. Talk to people. Eat local food bought from the farmer or fisherman. Slow down your pace of life. Match your expectations of services to availability of services. Smile more!
 

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