Boquete Travel Guide
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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 75%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 75%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (9)
- BoqueteCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 20, 2013
The most beautiful hidden gem in panama! I can see why this is an expat haven. So many retirees here for good reason. The views of the volcano and mountains are breath taking and the city is quaint and peaceful. If you ever have a chance, make a trek here as its such a relaxing and beautiful place!
- BoqueteMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersAug 05, 2013
Whether you're going East from Costa Rica or Northwest from Panama City to Bocas del Toro, the bucolic, temperate mountain town of Boquete is well worth some of your time. A world away from both the party culture of Bocas and the metropolitan glitz of Panama City, Boquete is tranquil oasis in the misty mountains of the Chiriquí Highlands, and an ideal place to trek through the surrounding forests and jungles. Some treks, like the popular Sendero los Quetzales, can be done on your own, and there are plenty of organizations in town that will guide you towards other natural attractions, including some spectacular waterfalls, hot springs, a mini-canyon, and nearby Volcán Barú for serious adventurers. Given the stunning scenery and cool temperatures, Boquete is popular with foreign travelers and residents alike, meaning there's a wide range of terrific options for both dining and accommodation. For budget travelers, check out Hostal Mamallena or the perfectly located Refugio del Río, where you can relax to the sounds of a babbling brook flowing right by your rocking chair.
- BoqueteMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Apr 09, 2013
Kotowa coffee is an excellent local grown coffee available only locally or order online. In the back, under the flag is the sign welcome to Boguete. Coffee plants & charming living fences along the road side
- BoqueteFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Boquete is a quiet little, mountain town on a dormant volcano in the rain forest of Panama. It's near La Amistad National Forest. The people are friendly and there are a lot of little bed and breakfast type pensions and hostels. There are a few larger hotels that are more commercial, some with nice restaurants and one with a casino. The main thing to do here is hiking or walking around, and taking tours of coffee farms. My favorite was Fina Dos Jeffes, run by a friend, Rich Lipner. The only organic coffee farm that I saw. There are several small restaurants around the tiny town square, but the place to hang out at night is Baru. They have music and most of the ex-pats gather here for good local beer, and believe it or not, pizza. Yum. ; ) You get to Boquete by bus or rental car, from Panama city it's quite a ride, over 6 hours. But the road isn't that bad. One of the bigger, paved highways. You have to take a smaller bus from a smaller town to actually get to Boquete, so there is a stop and a bus change.
- BoqueteJul 04, 2012
Enjoyed the blues/jazz fest 2012 in March, held in Boquete. Nice climate, and beautiful with flowers and greenery. Easy to walk around to different places, good food and hotels; however, a vehicle will get you into the mountains and a good view of the extinct vocano Baru and a trip over to Volcan on the new road.
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