Only five kilometers from the Volcan city in the Chiriqui province there is this beautiful place called La Laguna. This wetland is located in the area of ancient volcanic crater and consists of three connected lakes. With its height 1,200 meters above the sea level, these lakes are the most highly situates wetland in Panama and and fifth highest elevated aquatic ecosystem of Meso America. If you want to visit this lakes we recommend you to take a appropriate clothing, the average temperature in the area is 14 º C.
The main attraction of La Laguna de Volcan is undoubtedly the nature and picturesque scenery, it is a paradise for photographers. At the horizon you can see majestic Baru Volcano with its height 3.474 meters over the sea level. Walking through the primary forest visitors can observe the abundant flora of the highlands from the bromeliads and orchids to the cedars, vines and ferns. With a little bit luck you can spot some of the animals living around the lakes as deer, rabbits, opossums, armadillos, red squirrels or agouti. Thanks to a refreshing breeze and the pleasant temperature the walking is easy and nice. Birdwatchers also will can use theirs binoculars to see the birds living in the area such as zambullidor menor, la garza bueyera, la polla sultana and others.
Another activity that can be practiced is fishing. Volcano Lagoon is a great place to fishing and you can catch fish like tilapia, carpa and lobina. As the lakes are hidden in the forest, the surface seems like a mirror. It is amazing how fast changes its color because of the time change. However, the place is great to visit and contemplate nature.