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“Lagunas Adventures has an adventure for everyone in the most breathtakingly beautiful setting!!!!”

Lagunas Adventures on The Janson Coffee Farm
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Volcan
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Lagunas Adventures on Janson Coffee Farm offers coffee, birding, hiking, kayaking, motored lake floats, biking, horseback riding, and fishing tours. We also offer rentals. For those interested in wellness services there are yoga classes, exercise therapy sessions, and massage available. Please come and let us show you an inspirational destination in nature where guests can choose their adventure.
Reviewed 29 March 2014

We were lucky enough to stay in the Casita on the Janson Family Coffee Farm for spring break. This is the most magical, relaxing and beautiful place!!

Lagunas Adventures really completed the magic of our stay. We first enlisted Leif to take us on a bird watching excursion. We saw many wonderful birds, including the blue dacnis, a Kingfisher and a Bayheaded Tanager. Leif adjusted perfectly to our pace (we had our 7 and 9 year old daughters along) but it was clear that he would be a great guide for any level of bird watcher!

Our next excursion with Lagunas Adventures was a coffee tour with Emily. This is a must-do if you are anywhere near Chiriqui! It was so interesting to learn about the history of the estate, coffee growing and specifically the Geisha!! We got to see every aspect of the coffee process, from the berry to the roasted bean. Emily was the perfect guide for adults and children!!!!

If you are here for a few days, a kayak on the peaceful lakes is also a must. I also took a private yoga class with Emily and it was amazing!! I have taken a lot of yoga and Pilates over the years, and Emily was one of the only instructors that adapted the class perfectly to my skills/needs.

Lagunas Adventures has something for everyone!!!!

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

This place is absolutely amazing and my girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I was attracted by the name of the place, I can't imagine any four words that are more perfectly aligned with my interests, and the experience confirmed my initial attraction. The house is an incredible place to stay and only trumped by the surrounding beauty and hosts. We enjoyed hiking around the property, tasting world class coffee, fishing, kayaking, 'star gazing', playing with the resident dogs, and watching birds while we ate our breakfast on the floating dock.
Emily and Leif made us feel welcome and were very accommodating even when our initial arrival plans changed at the last minute. They made sure we had everything that we needed and our local caretaker, Anna, was the sweetest woman with a warm heart. We were extremely happy with our stay and honored that we could help support Emily and Leif's efforts to preserve this beautiful place while still enjoying it's fruits.

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We spent a long weekend on the Janson Coffee Farm in February 2014, staying in the little casita by the lake, and to say that this place exceeded our expectations would be an understatement. The casita itself a beautiful little holiday home, right by the lake, and it was big enough to comfortably fit four of us while still feeling cosy and calm. We enjoyed access to the lake and the little dock as well as the ability to kayak and to train in the small gym overlooking the water, and we were pleasantly surprised when the staff brought us fresh fruit, coffee and wine and repeatedly checked in to check that we were wanting for nothing. We were also thrilled to find three gorgeous and playful dogs on the property, making the casita feel like a real home away from home.

Emily was a wonderful host, taking the time to ensure that we were settled in and comfortable as well as recommending restaurants and attractions in the area and introducing us to the staff. As well as the delightful little cafe a short drive away from the casita, there are many activities to be enjoyed in the area, including hiking, coffee tours, kayak tours and nature / night time photography. However, if you're looking for a week of pure relaxation, you would be hard pressed to find anywhere better; quiet, spectacularly beautiful and tastefully decorated, the casita is worth the money and more, and we're already finding excuses to go back.

2  Thank Hev27
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

We were pleased to visit the Janson coffee farm near Volcan in Panama. We were warmly greeted by Emily Janson who explained about some of the many tour options including, of course, tasting some of the Janson coffee brands.

We walked to the tasting room and were introduced to the staff and had a presentation on the types of coffee produced by the Janson coffee plantation.

After sampling both the Geisha and the other Janson products, we chatted on the many tour options and decided on the two hour plantation tour.

Emily then drove us through the plantation nursery where we saw many different types of coffee and other plants produced by the plantation. Every question posed was answered in depth and when Emily was unsure of an answer she was quick to say so. Throughout the three hours of our two hour tour, Emily's presentation was detailed and informative and most refreshingly presented. (Seldom have we ever had a tour guide so well-prepared nor so competent in his or her presentation.)

Following the nursery tour, we went to the coffee fields and had a through a discussion of the history of the plantation. We went to the original site of the first Janson residence in the early 1920s. This facility is gorgeous building on a most impressive freshwater lake – reportedly the highest freshwater lake in Panama.

Emily is a self-professed naturalist who stopped many times to show us interesting flora and fauna - especially some of the many bird spicies. Indeed, apparently a number of bird-watching tours take place on the Janson estate lands.

Following the estate tour, we went through the processing part of our day . We saw firstly the receiving area where the coffee bean is separated from the skin. We then say huge outdoor concrete drying slabs where the moisture content is lowered. Finally, the coffee is warehoused, processed, ground and finally packaged.

In sun, Emily Janson presented one of the most informative and well- presented tours we have ever enjoyed.

Please consider this site.

You will not be disappointed.

2  Thank Doug J
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We had such an amazing time staying at the casita on the lake. The location itself is to die for - gorgeous, tranquil, relaxing. And the house has everything you need for your stay. Super clean, comfortable and very beautifully appointed. The Jansen family, along with their staff, went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, including bringing us fresh fruit and wine. We can't say enough about our experience!

There is so much to do on the property and in the area, including kayaking, coffee tours, fishing, hiking, etc. We spent most of our time just relaxing and taking in the scenery but we're already planning a trip back to participate in some of the fun activities.

We were originally planning a trip to Boquete when we stumbled upon Lagunas Adventures and are very, very glad we changed our plans and went to Volcan instead. If you have the opportunity to visit, do NOT miss it!

2  Thank Danielle C
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