We are Michelle Miller (Michel), Mike Shogren (Miguel), and Zack Shogren (Mike’s son who can be found here in the summer months), Americans who migrated to Panama in January of 2005.  After traveling Central America for some time we knew we had found our own little piece of paradise here in Santa Catalina.

We have had lots of fun creating La Buena Vida together from the ground on up.  Mike is behind the metal work and many of the creative ideas you will see here. I draw out his designs and complete them with mosaic tile work.

We are pleased to offer a comfortable stay in our artistic villas, healthy breakfast and lunch in our garden café, locally made art work in the gift shop, regular yoga classes and massage treatments.  We also take pride in working with many local employees and doing our best for the environment, recycling and composting.

We are more than happy to share our knowledge with you, be it surfboard rentals, tours, or recommendations for other destinations here in Panama. We will do our utmost to make sure you have a relaxing and enjoyable stay here in Santa Catalina.

We hope to see you here someday soon.

-Mike & Michelle

We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Call Mike (Miguel) at (507) 6635-1895 or Michelle (507) 6572-0664
(dial 011 first from the U.S.)

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