We believe that the beautiful environment is very therapeutic and significantly contributes to the healing of our guests and effectiveness of the recovery program at Serenity Vista. The air is clean and fresh, warm but not hot where Serenity Vista is located in the mountain highlands. The area is referred to as ‘the land of eternal spring’. Refreshing, invigorating, soothing.
The whole area, and Serenity Vista grounds specifically, are stunningly beautiful with an abundance of all kinds of tropical flowers, trees, and fruit trees. Guests love strolling around the grounds, throwing sticks for Ceiba, our chocolate lab. Or relaxing or meditating in one of our hammocks.
The grounds of Serenity Vista and the wider Boquete area have a very special, peaceful, tranquil feel. Light but spiritually grounded. Many feel a special spiritual connection or groundedness in what feels like sacred ground.
Travelling to Panama leaves the familiar places, dynamics and problems behind. There is much to be said about ‘getting away from it all’, much like a vacation to a distant place. The distance creates a separation, a view of life from a new perspective, and the ability to look back to deal with difficult situations with new eyes and an opened heart. In that regard, travelling to Panama is like a vacation, and at times even feels like that. It is serious, hard work too. But that work is much more productive leading to deeper change with the gift of space, separation, and freshness.
Your addiction and going to rehab is your private matter. It does not need to be the business of your employer, insurer, HMO, neighbors or medical records. Your privacy and confidentiality are absolutely guaranteed. It’s pretty sure that you won’t run into a neighbor of yours on one of our recreational outings or when walking the dog. You are simply going on a ‘health retreat in Panama’. And that is the absolute truth, and all anyone needs to know, other than those close to you that you chose to confide in.
The New York Times named Panama as the Number One Travel Destination. We know why.
Panama of Central America was carefully chosen by Serenity Vista as the very best place for alcohol, drug, other addiction, and codependency recovery rehab. Panama is where the world meets, and what a meeting! The cloud-forested mountains of Serenity Vista Sober Retreat and Recovery are the perfect springtime temperature year round. The little town of Boquete is famous for rainbows, flowers, and coffee. There is something very special about this part of the world, a healing energy, a vibrancy, an infusion of spirit. Travel abroad to Panama for rehab. We can’t wait to meet you here.
Panama is about 35,000 sq mi (88,000 sq km), a slip of a country bridging the Americas. It is about the size of South Carolina, Newfoundland or Portugal. Flanked by two oceans, it is possible to see both the Pacific and the Caribbean from the top of Volcan Baru, the (not very) active volcano close to your retreat at Serenity Vista.
Panama has it all: 1000 islands, cloud-forested mountain highlands, beaches, jungle tropics, family-owned coffee farms that grow the most coveted coffee in the world, and the glimmering metropolis of booming Panama City. Panama has over 975 species of birds and 1500 species of orchids. Twenty nine percent of the country, over 5 million acres, are protected National Parks.
One of the safest countries in the world, Panama has a lower crime rate than most American cities. Tourism is increasing, with rapid growth over the past 5 years. In 2011 more than 2 million tourists visited Panama, up from 1.4 million in 2008. There are an estimated 40,000 Canadian and American expats living and loving being here in paradise.
If you do need medical or dental assistance while you are in Panama, you are in luck. Panama has some of the best medical professionals and hospitals in Central America. In fact, medical tourism is a growing industry. Panama also shares US currency and US paper money is used.
Panama has high-speed internet and mobile coverage everywhere, the water is drinkable right out of the tap, we have 90 banks, and there are awesome hotels and restaurants of every sort throughout the country, with Boquete having more than its share. The highways are great, and of course, there is the Panama Canal, making headlines again as it completes its huge expansion.
Getting to Panama, Central America, is getting easier and easier. The Panama International Tocumen Airport has over 51 non-stop flights a week in and out. Copa now has connecting flights to the local regional airport in nearby David. We will have our English speaking driver waiting for you at the David airport to bring right to the door Serenity Vista Retreat. Click here for map location.
Most importantly, Serenity Vista is one of the few rehabs in the world that is dedicated to working with you as an individual to TRANSFORM your life. Sounds dramatic, and perhaps unbelievable. But that is how serious we take addiction recovery. We understand addiction’s power, and see how it destroys lives and families. We will work with you on a deep personal level to not only be free of addiction but to be free to transform your life.
Take your time to fully explore this website and talk with us. We are glad to answer your questions. If you want to transform your life at the level of body, mind, and soul, to one you love, filled with joy and a deep serenity, we are here for you.
And then there are the Panamanian people; warm, humble, and engaging with a love and joy of life! They are very proud of their country and love to share it. Most Panamanians speak at least a little English, but they are very appreciative of your efforts to speak Spanish – or maybe even a few words of their personal Indigenous language.
Recovery from substance abuse is hard work. Having a beautiful, vibrant and alive setting makes a huge difference. As you trudge the road of happy destiny come right on down to Panama, where you can meet the world, for meetings!
But we have those too.
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