Driving from Boquete Panama to Volcan is a day trip, but we decided to stay overnight. Lorena stayed with family and Heather and I contacted a friend of mine, Marukel.
Marukel is the proprietor of a new Hostel in Volcan, Hostel Dona Mirna. The hostel is named after Marukel’s mother who operated the first hostel in Volcan and who prepared a wonderful breakfast of fresh fruit, Orange juice, Volcan coffee, breads and pastries for us in the morning.
Hostel Dona Mirna is located just outside Volcan on the road to Cerro Punta, it is small, currently three bedroom, quite, secure and although lacking curb appeal a great place to spend a night.
To find Hostel Dona Mirna you drive from Volcan toward Cerro Punta until you see the Taller Pitty sign, then turn left into the compound.
Once inside the hostel has a guest common area
and private rooms with a shower and bathroom.
Marukel is often booked by word of mouth and I guess this is just a more public expression of the same. These are the rates for the Hostel and you can make a reservation by emailing Marukel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her cell phone at 65 63 30 52 Remember this is not the Hilton but a small family business and savor the experience.
Individual B/. 27.50
Double B/. 33.00
Triple B/. 44.00
Breakfast B/: 4.00