More than a decade ago we began the construction of our wellness retreat center near Panama’s first national park. The first structure was a temporary one: a rather ugly square box built of marine-grade plywood with a tin roof. Inside was a massage table, a closet rod with hanging robes, a tiny desk and a yoga ball: the humble beginning of our healing center. The idea was that if anyone suffering with migraines visited our construction site before it was finished, we could help them immediately rather than asking them to wait for the completion of our project.
But our first guest didn’t suffer from migraines. Nor did she make a reservation through this Web site. But the visit was memorable nonetheless. It was this cute, friendly, baby owl.