An Escape in the Mountains of Panama

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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Lita's is a Hostel and Flea Market in the mountains of the province of Chiriqui in Panama, where you could be passing through or staying for an extended time. We are located in Cordillera, on the newly paved road that connects Boquete, Volcan and Cerro Punta

We have two rooms for rent that are equipped with a queen bed, day bed, TV and DVD (DVDs available in store), kitchen complete with refrigerator, stove microwave and cookware, kitchen area, shower/hot water, towels, wi-fi, and more. The rooms are located upstairs from the Flea Market, at treetop level, and there is a stream below, which makes for a restful sleep. There is a Koi pond and two Tilapia ponds right outside the door. And next to the Tilapia ponds there is a bohio, with hammocks, chairs, and tables, and a barbeque. There is also a private, 2 room cabana available, located behind our house, which has all of the amenities of the apartments. It has a patio, which provides a beautiful view of a valley, with hammocks and table with chairs. And we have tropical flowers and orchids everywhere. There is also excellent bird watching both on the property and in the local area.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Studio
  • On floor 2
  • 360 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We have sleeping room for more children with mattresses on the floor ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    smaller, potty-trained pets would be allowed inside. Otherwise, we have an outside area for non-potty-trained pets and larger pets....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Wheelchairs would have to be pulled up the stairwell. Going down stairwell, wheelchair would have to be pushed with 2 people (we will assist)....moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • End tables with lamps, carpeted area around queen bed.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    Hot water in shower...moreless

  • baño completo con agua caliente y toallas full bathroom with hot water in shower and towels...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor swimming available just down the road at the Macho de Monte. There is a 60 foot canyon visible from the road, with water streaming from the walls. To swim, just pass through the fence and continue straight, veering to the left, there is a swimming area with still water, and a canal with swift moving water that is fun for everyone....moreless


  • DVD Player:

    DVDs available in store below for free....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite available to those staying 1 month or longer....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Volcan Baru (the Sleeping Indian) is the highest mountain in Panama at 14,400 ft....moreless

  • Rural:

    Very serene and tranquil farming area. Beautiful flowers and great birdwatching....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Plates, bowls, glasses, eating utensils, etc.....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people



  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fregadero Sink...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Compacto Compact...moreless

  • Stove:

    Cooking utensils, pots pans, etc.....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Outside each room upstairs is sitting area with table and hammock. Downstairs is a deck with chairs and hammock overlooking our plant-decorated tilapia ponds. We have Koi ponds off to the side....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Gazebo/Bohio located on the other side of the tilapia ponds, furnished with hammocks, chairs and tables, and outdoor grill....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful plants, flowers, and orchids everywhere....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Located under bohio....moreless



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1 night min stay
$45 $35
Fri, Sat, Sun
$245 $450
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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Enrique Malek David International Airport
13 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
65 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Valle Escondido in Boquete
22 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Pan American Highway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Take a right at Cuesta de Piedra
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Las Olas

Car: Recommended

Please note that we have 2 fully-furnished apartments, an economy apartment, and a private cabana on our property. So when looking at the calendar for availability, do not be alarmed if you see that dates show up as being reserved. Guests have said that our property has a Jurassic Park view. Located in a rural setting, and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery (featuring the famous Sleeping Indian) that is Volcan Baru, waterfalls, and lovely tropical gardens. Cordillera is a quiet farming community where our electric bill is delivered by hand, and trucks pick up 10 gallon milk containers left outside local farmers' gates. International bird watching tours set up on the road to view the many birds found on and around our property. We are within easy walking distance of the hydro-electric dam (for swimming), and the drive to La Amistad and Baru National Parks is less than 45 minutes. We have 2 Koi ponds, and Tilapia ponds for fishing right next to the apartments, and next to the ponds we have a bohio with hammocks, chairs and tables, along with a barbeque. Our studio apartments are located at tree-top height (above our Flea Market) and there is a stream outside which helps you get a good nights' sleep. There is a nice patio area with hammocks and tables with chairs. The apartments are fully accommodated with a queen sized bed , day bed, stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, cookware & dining ware, TV & DVD player (we have a wide selection of DVDs to choose from) and Wi-Fi. Hot water in the shower. Additionally, we have a private cabana located behind our house, which features all of the amenities found in our studio apartments. It includes 2 rooms, a private patio with a lovely valley view, along with hammocks and table with chairs. The rates for the cabana are $10 higher for daily, weekend and week, and $100.00 higher for the month. For those staying a month or longer, we offer satellite TV service.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Fred and Raquel (Lita) met the first time Fred was stationed in Panama as an Army soldier in 1981. Fred is originally from Arizona and Raquel was born in Chiriquí. Fred retired from the Army in Alabama, where Raquel had several stores where she had collectibles, collection, one-of-a-kinds, and antiques, and Fred sold Beanie Babies at a Flea Market. We moved down to Panama permanently in 2008 and have been on the go ever since with different projects to improve the property. We love dogs and have rescued five, who always greet our visitors.

Why the Owner Chose Volcan:
The area is beautiful, with lovely flowers and orchids growing in the wild. It is rural, yet close to nearby rainforests and beaches. David, the capital of the province, is only an hour away, and it has everything you need. Also, the weather is beautiful, just warm enough during the summer (dry) season, and cool in the winter (rainy) season, sometimes requiring a blanket at night. We have a direct view of Volcan Baru, which is the tallest mountain in Panama at 14,4000 ft. It is also known as the 'Pregnant Indian' as that is the view it presents and that is the story behind it, which Lita can provide. On a clear day, one can see both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans from the top of the mountain.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
There are many things to do in this area. The birdwatching in this area is incredible, as people come from all over the world to see the birds during the migratory season. There are rivers, and we have the Macho de Monte canyon just down the road from here, with waterfalls and stunning views. Many people go swimming there year-round. And many people visit the botanical gardens that we have nearby, we even have an eco-agricultural study nearby. There are many things to do in the area. People enjoy bird watching, going to the rivers and waterfalls, visiting the gardens or just learning about the history in the area.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

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  • Lita & Fred, Owners

    Lita & Fred, Owners

  • Apartment #2

    Apartment #2

  • The 'Flor de Espiritu Santo', the official flower (orchid) of Panama.

    The 'Flor de Espiritu Santo', the official flower (orchid) of Panama.

  • One of the beautiful birds that can be seen in the area

    One of the beautiful birds that can be seen in the area

  • The water falls of the Macho de Monte river

    The water falls of the Macho de Monte river

  • Apartment #1

    Apartment #1

  • Bohio


  • Lots and lots of stuffed animals

    Lots and lots of stuffed animals

  • Tilapia ponds and bohio

    Tilapia ponds and bohio

  • Volcan Baru ( can you see the pregnant Indians' face starting at the right hand)

    Volcan Baru ( can you see the pregnant Indians' face starting at the right hand)

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 21, 2015

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