An Escape in the Mountains of Panama
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Studio
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lita's is a unique Hostal 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 apartments 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. We also have a suite with bathroom, which has a large window facing the Tilapia ponds. 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 are also 2 private cabanas available, located behind our house, which have all of the amenities of the apartments. They have private patios, which provide a beautiful view of a valley, with hammocks and table with chairs.
We have a 2-story house that can comfortable sleep 30 people, and what we call the Mirror Room, which can sleep 6 people, has a bathroom, and a small refrigerator and coffee maker.
And we have fruit trees, tropical flowers and orchids everywhere. There is also excellent bird watching both on the property and in the local area.
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7am to 7pm EST
Member since: 2013
- On floor 2
- 360 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5
- End tables with lamps, carpeted area around queen bed.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 3 people
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
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1 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Arrangements can be made for payment at check-in. Please contact us via email to discuss this, or any other information/questions.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Information that needs to be shared up front: We rescue dogs, there are many homeless dogs in Panama, and you will see them in the streets during your travels here. 1 June 2016: At this time, we have 10 rescue dogs on our property. All of them have been neutered/spayed, and they all get along with one another. The property is secured in front by a locking gate, with keys furnished to our guests.
Please note that we have 2 fully-furnished apartments, and an economy apartment, two private cabanas, and a two-story house 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 stop here to view the many birds found on our property. We are within easy walking distance of the hydro-electric dam (for swimming), waterfalls are a short drive away, 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.
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 two private cabanas located behind our house, which feature all of the amenities found in our studio apartments. The Cabana Verde includes 2 rooms, a private patio with a lovely valley view, along with hammocks and table with chairs. The Casa Blanca is larger than the Cabana Verde, and has a separate Master Suite. It can comfortable sleep 7 to 9 people. It also has a private patio with hammocks and table with chairs. The cabanas share a BBQ.
The 2-story house can sleep 30 people, and has a wonderful terrace on the second floor; while the downstairs has a wide patio almost 3/4 around. There are bathrooms on both floors, and, of course, a kitchen and dining area on the first floor.
We also have what we call the Mirror Room located in the front of the house, which is separate, and can sleep 6 people and has a bathroom small refrigerator, and coffee maker.
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.
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, collections, one-of-a-kinds, and antiques, and Fred sold Beanie Babies at a Flea Market on the weekends. 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 10 rescue dogs on the property, of which some always greet our visitors.
Why the Owner Chose Bugaba, Panama:
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 45 minutes 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.
- Primary: +507 6672-4160 7am to 7pm EST
- Secondary: +507 66724160 Anytime
Lita & Fred, Owners
The 'Flor de Espiritu Santo', the official flower (orchid) of Panama.
One of the beautiful birds that can be seen in the area
The water falls of the Macho de Monte river
Lots and lots of stuffed animals
Tilapia ponds and bohio
Volcan Baru ( can you see the pregnant Indians' face starting at the right hand)
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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