Santa Fe

In the verdant highlands of Veraguas Panama, sits a tropical mountain home, reminiscent of a Swiss chalet. Once the estate of a wealthy Panamanian businessman, this villa is artfully constructed of exotic local materials and surrounded by ever-blooming gardens of fruits and flowers. Shrouded from the simple village streets by its lush gardens, the site still offers splendid vistas of the mountains, rainbows, dramatic cloud formations, and a stunning night sky.

The three gracious upstairs bedrooms and two modern bathrooms provide plenty of hot water. A dormitory that sleeps 8 people with its' own bathroom and a matrimonial room have been recently added.

A tradtional "rancho", or large covered outdoor living area, is strung with hammocks and filled with rustic seating.

This lovely mountain home was recently renovated by a broadly-cultured Belgian-Argentine couple. They speak English, Spanish and French and are considered part of the local community, with friendly relations with local eco-tourist guides. The villa has been equipped with a sensitivity to the needs of visitors, providing homelike facilities for vacationers. Local, well-trained cooks are available to prepare food for visitors' tastes. The telephone service is very reliable and long distance calls are very inexpensive.

This villa is located in the quiet town of Santa Fe (pop. 2300), in Veraguas Province, Panama. Santa Fe enjoys a unique micro-climate. The daily tempurature can range from 60 to 89º F degrees within a day, with fresh winds and tropical showers most of the year. This climate results in lush environs and an abundance of fresh fruit. The area offers access to numerous nature hikes to waterfalls and mountain destinations. Several river trips and horseback rides are available through most of the year. The founder of a local environmental group uses his extensive knowledge as a guide to the region and its natural resources. The city of Santiago (Panama's 4th largest city) is situated little more than an hour to the south, accessible by bus or taxi, for business, banking and other services.

This property is for sale please contact the owner for more details

Prices from January 1st 2012
Dorm: 11$
Private room with shared bathroom from: 33$
Private room with private bathroom: 38.50$

mountains bedroom dorm and private room
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Water fall

Contact La Qhia
Phone: (507) 954-0903
Cell: (507) 6592 55 89

Email: hostal_laqhia@yahoo.es

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