FACILITATE A RETREAT IN PANAMA
Rancho La Pagoda is the perfect place for that unique retreat location that you have been looking for! Our retreat facility steals the hearts of guests from across the world. Once you step into the powerful force of nature and luxurious comfort of our incredible facility, you will experience why visitors return again and again.
In addition to retreat facilitators, we extend our invitation to local small businesses, churches, and other organizations. Off-site gatherings are a great way to break down barriers that ultimately revolutionize a company culture. When people are removed from daily routines and placed in an atmosphere that encourages the free expression of their dreams, amazing ideas and potentials emerge and flourish.
With packages for two to seventy-five guests, Rancho La Pagoda is prepared to accommodate a variety of venues.
Our spectacular tropical rainforest setting is an ideal backdrop for transformative experiences. Nestled in a pure natural environment it is a place where nature creates truly memorable experiences that imprint our subconscious. The sheer power of this natural environment enhances the mind, balances the body and nourishes our spirit. At the end of the journey, your guests or participants are replenished and in balance.
We are located in the Chiriquí province of in the Panamanian Highlands at an elevation of 3,500-ft. This beautiful Central American center provides for striking views of the Volcán Barú (Panama’s tallest mountain) and the Pacific Ocean, in addition to an occasional “walk through the clouds".
This is a very inspiring and peaceful property with 34 acres. There are orange groves, countless flowers, natural plants and unbelievable views of the surrounding mountains with more than 300 plant species, many quite special and not commonly seen. It is difficult to describe or capture the beauty and essence you experience on the site.
Rancho La Pagoda is a landmark villa that has played host to various Panamanian presidents and foreign political leaders.
Enjoy your time on the property indoors or outdoors in a variety of ways. Walk through the meditative gardens and enjoy the breezes of the mountain highlands. Find a spot to meditate or journal. Hike the property along the gabradas (ravines), down to the river or through the 4-acre farm. Delight in the variety of Central American birds and butterflies. Enjoy farm to table organic dining made to your tastes. In the evening bask in the night sky and stars by the light of an orange wood bonfire.
For more information, write to Joseph Rosado at or Nina Patrick at
DISCOVER THE POWER OF NATURE
IN AN ELEGANT SETTING
PANAMA IS A NATURAL SANCTUARY MADE UP OF RAW BEAUTY
In Panama you will find both Pacific and Caribbean beaches, cloud forests in the highlands, a volcano, mountain vegetation on the highest summits, lakes, rivers, mangroves, and thousands of islands. With such biodiversity, the country is a unique and largely unspoiled natural sanctuary that you can only discover little by little.
A HUB OF BIODIVERSITY
Panama is a tropical paradise that hosts some of the most diverse and exotic species of animals and plants of the planet. Due to its geographical position, the country serves as a biological corridor connecting North and South America. Almost entirely covered in rainforest, with mountain forests and mangrove wetlands, it is home to over 10,444 types of plants, 255 mammals species, and 972 indigenous bird species, according to the National Society for the Protection of Nature of Panama.
IT IS HOME TO EXOTIC AND EXCITING WILDLIFE
As a biological corridor between North and South America, Panama is a a tropical paradise with a burgeoning flora and fauna. Spotting wildlife is one of the top things to do in Panama. Go to Panama and you’ll discover animal species that don’t exist anywhere else, including whales, jaguars, butterflies, eagles and golden frogs.
PANAMA IS THE SAFEST COUNTRY IN LATIN AMERICA
With a stable government and a small population, Panama is considered to be the safest country of Latin America. Because of the Canal and the tax jurisdiction, there is an international interest in preserving a safe environment for investment across the Republic of Panama.
THE CHAMPAGNE OF COFFEES
As a small coffee producing country, Panama has many advantages that make its coffee so prestigious. The altitude, as well as the perfect balance of sun and humidity and the many microclimates are ideal for the production of a wonderful variety of aromas. The geisha coffee, grown on the mountains of Boquete, is sometimes referred to as the “champagne of coffees”, due to its refined character – and its cost. One of field trips!
OPTIONAL VENUES TO COMPLEMENT YOUR RETREAT
Guided Day Tour of Miel Boquetena in Boquete, Panama. World Class Rare Honey and Tasting, Tour of Bee Hives, Flower Gardens, Petroglyphs, Bee Hives and Coffee Plantation. Bring: Camera, Closed in shoes or boots, hat or sun screen.
Tour of Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge. Jungla de Panama is a wildlife rescue and rehab center in Palmira, Panama, near the town of Boquete. Visit and interact with the animals, donate or volunteer your time.
Cloud Forest Botanicals Tour Finca Luz, a working organic rainforest medicinal plant and coffee farm in the highlands of Boquete, Panama, where it is always cool and green. Finish your tour with organic coffee, herbal lemonade, tropical fruit.
The Zapadora is a treasure trove, hidden away in the wilds of Chiriqui, Panama. A huge building filled floor to ceiling with antiques, chandeliers from Egypt, handwoven Turkish rugs, original artwork, custom made furniture, handcarved windows and so much more.
Additional Venues Available.