Boquete, Chiriqui Province, Panama
When the globe was searched for the perfect place to establish a special place of healing from addiction, Boquete, Panama, stood out as being the best. The mountainous highland region of Boquete is famous for rainbows, flowers, birds, and coffee. The climate is a forever spring time. Considered the get away jewel of Panama, home of many festive and colorful national and native celebrations, seldom does a month go by without one or more special parades, fairs, or other delightful day long events.
Every aspect of Boquete, including its rich and diverse welcoming culture, central location of Panama, where the world meets, the idyllic climate, natural beauty, rich culture and strong recovery community all combine to create a special place of serenity and healing. Attracting many tourists, the area is abundant with interesting and exciting eco outdoor adventure opportunities to experience the rich and diverse ecosystem of the pristine semi-mountanous region, tropical rain forests, jungles, coffee plantations, and the world’s richest biodiversity.
At Serenity Vista, the small intimate group of up to 6 guests enjoys expansive, beautiful gardens and streams. Weekly recreational outings provide additional opportunities to experience the varied abundance and diversity of the area. The robust program guides guests on an exciting journey of discovery, recovery, and transformation.
Immersed in Boquete’s healing infusion of spirit, guests grow in strength of body, mind, and spirit.
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Getting To Your Serenity Vista Retreat
Ease of travel
With the ever increasing ease of travel and awareness of the natural beauty, rich culture, and wide array of unique experiences of this strategically important isthmus, Panama has become one of the most accessible and attractive tourism destinations in the world.
An Exciting Place for Recovery
Finding the right place to begin your recovery can be challenging. Serenity Vista of Panama is seen as an international destination rehab of choice from Canada, The United States, Europe, and Australia. Coming to Panama offers you affordability and discretion. And as a bonus, you will be in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Substance abuse is treatable, and you can recover in a beautiful and healing natural mountain setting.
Getting to Panama
Getting to Panama is getting easier and easier. The International Tocumen Airport in Panama City has over 51 non-stop flights and the new international expansion of the local David airport is ready to open.
Panama is known as the “Crossroads of the Americas” due to its pivotal position between North and South America. It’s been said that Panama is ‘where the world meets’.
International flights from all countries arrive at and depart through Tocumen International Airport (PTY), which lies about 20 miles east of Panama City. The closest airport to Serenity Vista is the David International Airport.
Panama is well connected with major cities across the globe.
Arriving in Panama
You will fly into Tocumen International (PTY) in Panama City, and connect directly from Tocumen on COPA Airlines to David International Airport. From there, we can arrange for an English speaking taxi driver to bring you directly to Serenity Vista in Boquete, about a 40 minute drive. We will gladly help you with all of your travel arrangements.
HOW TO GET A PASSPORT
Visa and Passport Requirements to Enter Panama
Panama tourist visa is NOT required for citizens of the U.S. and Canada for a stay up to 180 days. However, a passport is required for entry, and must be valid for at least three months past the time of travel.
Customs officials may ask for proof of a return ticket when you enter the country. A printed out itinerary of your return flight information will suffice.
For more information on visa requirements for Panama for most countries, click here.
See below for information on applying for or renewing passports for the U.S. and Canada. Both countries have options for rush processing and delivery for an additional fee.
How to Get or Renew a Canadian Passport
For a list of all requirements to apply for a Canadian passport as a Canadian citizen, click here.
To renew a Canadian passport, click here.
Getting a Canadian passport in 24 hours
You can get a Canadian passport within 24 hours for an additional $110 on top of the regular passport fee. You must also show proof of travel that warrants needing a passport that quickly and go in person to a passport office. To find the nearest passport office, click here.
You can also get an expedited passport, available in 2-9 days, for $50 in addition to the cost of the passport.
For more information on documents and forms needed to apply for a Canadian passport, click here.
To learn how to renew a Canadian passport, click here.
How to Get or Renew an American Passport
To Get a U.S. Passport if you’ve never had one before, you must apply in person. Click here to see the list of forms and requirements.
First time passport fee: $165
Renewals may be done in person at a passport office or by mail.
Renewal fee: $110
The U.S. Passport service strongly recommends having your new passport sent back to you via overnight delivery. To do so, you must enclose payment of $12.85 per passport in your application.
Regular passport processing takes about 4-6 weeks from the time of application.
Getting an American passport in 24 hours
Expedited passport service costs an additional $60 per passport. Click here to see how to get a passport in a hurry. Current expedited passports, when overnight delivery service is paid for both ways, take about 2-3 weeks door to door. If you have already applied for a new passport and would like to know its status, click here.
If you are traveling within 14 days and have not yet applied, Schedule an Appointment to submit your application at a Passport Agency.
If you have already applied, go to the National Passport Information Center to contact a Customer Service Representative when you are 7 days out from your travel date.
SPECIAL MAILING INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXPEDITED PASSPORTS:
People who apply for a renewal by mail must clearly mark “Expedite” on the outside of the mailing envelope, for the Expedited Passport Processing times to accurately apply.
It is strongly encouraged to mail your passport application and any personal documents using a traceable delivery method. In order to protect the contents of the mailing from the elements throughout the delivery process, it is strongly encouraged to mail the passport application and any personal documents using a secure means of packaging, such as a Tyvek envelope.
To ensure you are receiving up-to-date information, please be sure to check the corresponding links.
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