Serenity Vista Panama

Authored by Pin Ng

Edited by Michael Por

Reviewed by Alexander Bentley

Serenity Vista Rehab in Panama

Serenity Vista is situated in the beautiful Central American country of Panama. The world-class rehab’s location is in one of the most amazing regions of Panama allowing individuals to find the solace and individualized recovery treatment needed from all forms of drug, alcohol and process addiction. The clinic is located in picturesque Boquete, a destination semi-mountainous region that is world-renowned for its specialty coffee production.


Founded in 2012 by Canadians Jane and John Derry, B.Sc.Phm., M.A., the exceptionally successful clinic has an enviable long term success rate helping clients to heal from any form of addiction or codependency, and fully recover, living a full and fulfilling life. The recovery experience at Serenity Vista is nothing less than transformational.


Not just for Americans and Canadians, this program is ideal for anyone worldwide who can communicate in English. People from North, South & Central America, Europe and Australia are welcome. Individuals from all walks of life, including many professionals, come to Serenity Vista from all around the world seeking very private, discreet, and extremely effective holistic addiction treatment.


Charming Boquete


The Derrys chose Boquete due to its ideal setting and natural landscapes, which aid in the recovery process. Serenity Vista has built a strong reputation over nearly a decade of working with clients to end the cycle of addiction and learn to love life again. The center’s leading staff are highly trained in addiction and have helped a broad and diverse cross section of individuals from around the world over the years. Serenity Vista offers a life changing program that guides clients to become free from substance misuse and addiction, and learn to live life on life’s terms with peace and joy.


As the founder of Serenity Vista, John Derry’s mission is to help those seeking to live a full life. He began his professional career in Canada, where he worked as a clinical pharmacist, and held leadership roles in teaching hospitals and worked in research and development in a world-renowned pharmaceutical company. Seeking to follow his own personal journey of recovery, John Derry left his successful pharmaceutical business career to do graduate studies in addiction and shift his focus to helping others. The result of his passion to help others led to the creation of Serenity Vista.


Serenity Vista is not your typical rehab center. Rather, it is an international, world-class, private, highly individualized addiction treatment program overseen by dedicated professionals. The rehab works with clients suffering from all types of addiction issues. Clients suffering from alcohol and other drug abuse, smoking, compulsive behaviors, gambling, sex, or food addiction have all found help at Serenity Vista. The comprehensive program and holistic nature of the program enables clients to heal thoroughly in all aspects of mind, body, and soul.

Serenity Vista is not your typical rehab center. Rather, it is a world-class, private, highly individualized addiction treatment program overseen by dedicated professionals. The rehab works with clients suffering from all types of addiction issues.

Serenity Vista Panama Cost


The private, self-pay rehab facility offers three different program options. Guests can stay at Serenity Vista for 45, 70, or 90 days. For standard shared accommodation, guests will pay (in USD):


  • $19,980 for 45 days
  • $31,080 for 70 days
  • $39,960 for 90 days


For a private room, rates for Serenity Vista are: $26,775 (45 days), $41,650 (70 days), and $53,550 (90 days).


Serenity Vista Accommodation


Serenity Vista provides visitors an individualized experience with just a maximum of six clients at any one time. Programs can last up to 90 days, but the number of guests never increases past six. The accommodation onsite is luxurious and feels more like a tropical, get away retreat rather than your typical institutional rehab center.


Residents can choose between a shared or private bedroom, which includes full-sized queen beds, dressers, and closet space. Each bedroom is decorated in Panamanian decor. Serenity Vista also offers guests on-site laundry services, shared living spaces to relax and get to know other guests. The shared living spaces come with an extensive audiovisual program library. There are also private or shared bathrooms.


Three wonderful meals are served each day and shared together in the main house dining room.  The meals and snacks are varied and nutritious, prepared with local fresh produce including an abundance of local tropical fruits. Mealtime at Serenity Vista is a shared experience of enjoying healthy foods that help clients improve their overall health. Clients with eating disorders are guided to learn to enjoy balanced, healthy meals.


Serenity Vista Privacy


Serenity Vista accepts guests from around the world into the rehab’s recovery program. Client privacy and confidentiality are a strict priority. Choosing to travel to Serenity Vista in Panama from Canada, the United States, Europe or further abroad, ensures the ultimate in privacy from public, media, agency or institutional attention. Serenity Vista keeps your attendance at the “retreat” private and each guest’s information is treated discreetly.

Key Staff at Serenity Vista Panama

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Jane Derry
Executive Counselor

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John Derry Serenity Vista Panama

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Beautiful Ceiba at Serenity Vista Panama
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Executive Summary of Serenity Vista Panama

Awarded Best Rehab in the Caribbean by Worlds Best Rehab Magazine. Serenity Vista offers guests a world-class experience in the lush tropical mountain highlands of Panama. A trip to the rehab feels more like a tropical getaway destination retreat than a typical institutional rehab facility. The focus on individualized care combined with holistic therapies make the center an ideal place to receive comprehensive substance misuse treatment.

Serenity Vista may be located in Panama but it is run by a thoroughly trained Canadian and American staff. The rehab’s leadership group hails from North America providing a strong professional backbone to the outstanding recovery program you can expect to receive.


Guests are provided individual attention during a stay. The rehab allows just six guests at one time. The low number of clients at the rehab means the treatment program is highly individualized to treat your addiction. Serenity Vista’s staff treat each client with the utmost of respect and dignity. The rehab focuses on providing a five-star experience rather than the traditional rehab experience.


The center’s recovery program addresses client’s substance abuse issues, but offers a personal journey experience allowing you to discovery yourself. Clients attend two, two-hour therapy sessions each day to learn about the concepts of recovery, develop new living skills, and work on the healing process. The program does not only teach about addiction; it is also a whole life experience of living sober with peace of mind and heart. Guests acquire the skills and a new sense of optimism to live a new sober life fully with contentment and joy.


The core of Serenity Vista’s program is evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy. It explores spirituality (non-religious) and incorporates 12-step philosophy. Holistic therapies including yoga, massage, meditation, mindfulness, healthy nutrition, exercise, outdoor adventure and balanced-life coaching are all included.


Serenity Vista Modality


The rehab’s unique treatment model focuses on the individual. This means each guest’s unique needs are addressed. Recovery programs may vary to some extent, but each features individual attention, group therapy using evidence-based treatments such CBT and REBT, and a robust complement of holistic therapies. Twelve-step recovery principles guide guests to explore their own individual concept of spirituality. The program is designed to foster complete healing in all aspects of body, mind and spirit.


Serenity Vista Setting


You will find Serenity Vista on gorgeous grounds within view of the majestic Volcan Baru with lush trees, fragrant flowers, and song birds all around it. The facilities are located in a true Caribbean paradise in the country’s famous Boquete highland region. It is a relaxing, soothing location that makes healing possible. And Ceiba, Serenity Vista’s resident chocolate Labrador retriever dog, shares unconditional love and role models mindfulness, living fully and joyfully in the present moment.


One of the World’s Best Rehabs


Serenity Vista offers guests a world-class experience in the lush tropics of Panama. The whole life recovery experience with amazing vistas and outdoor recreation adventure feels more like a getaway destination retreat than a typical rehab facility. The focus on individualized care combined with holistic therapies make the center an ideal place to receive the ultimate in private, individualized substance misuse treatment that will change your life beyond your wildest dreams.


Serenity Visa: Best Rehab in the Caribbean


In 2021 Serenity Visa received professional recognition for their exceptional work and dedication to long term recovery. The clinic is ideally positioned to receive clients from the United States, Canada, the UK & Europe, and the wider Latin American region. Serenity Vista Panama provides World Class, highly effective treatment for all addictions including alcohol, drugs, smoking and gambling, unhealthy behaviors such as related to food, sex, or excessive work or exercise, and codependency.

Serenity Vista Rehab Specializations

  • Alcoholism Treatment
  • Sex Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Opiate Addiction
  • Gaming Addiction
  • Addiction Treatments
  • Codependency
  • Ludopathy Treatment
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Anorexia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Drug addiction
  • Marijuana Addiction

Serenity Vista Panama Luxury Rehab Facilities

  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • Sports
  • Spa
  • View
  • Walking Trails
  • Access to Nature
  • Airport Transfers
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Gardens
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet
  • AV Film Library
  • Library
  • Outdoor Lounge
  • Outdoor Space
  • Sauna
  • Snacks

Serenity Vista Treatment Options

  • Psychotherapy
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Equine Therapy
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Meditation & Mindfulness
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Nutrition
  • CBT
  • Positive psychology
  • Goal-Oriented Therapy
  • Massage Therapy (clinical and medical focus)
  • Meditation & Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing and Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Communication skills
  • Relapse Prevention Counseling
  • Twelve Step Facilitation
  • Recovery program
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Healthy lifestyle, aims and goals
  • Psycho social assessment
  • 1-on-1 Counseling
  • Adventure Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Canine Therapy
  • Spiritual Development

Serenity Vista Aftercare

  • Ability to Call a Counselor
  • Aftercare Recovery Coach
  • Follow-up Sessions (online)
  • Design for Living Aftercare Planning
  • Companion if Required
  • Support contact in local community established

International Phone
+1 786-245-4067

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Serenity Vista provides visitors an individualized experience with just a maximum of six clients at any one time. Programs can last up to 90 days, but the number of guests never increases past six.

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Jaramillo Arriba, Boquete, Chiriqui Province, Republic of Panama

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Who we treat
People with mild physical and or intellectual disabilities
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