Boquete

Boquete

Suggested stay: 3-4 nights

Setting: Nature

Best time to go: Year round

In a nutshell: Panama’s most southwestern province is located 275 miles from Panama City, a six-hour drive or a mere one-hour flight. Chiriqui is an area with a rich bio-diversity. Highlights include La Amistad National Park, jointly managed by Panama and Costa Rica, and the Baru Volcano from where, in a clear day, you can see both oceans. Tourists enjoy boutique hotels, which offer a wide array of activities including forest hikes, rafting, volcano trekking, coffee farm tours, and horseback riding to natural hot springs. The area might be somehow compared to Monteverde in Costa Rica.

Highlights

  • Coffee tours
  • La Amistad National Park
  • Baru Volcano
  • Quetzales Trail

How to get there

  • Daily flights from Panama City and San Jose (Costa Rica)
  • Overland transfer from Panama City (6 hours)

What to do

  • Canopy tours
  • Coffee tours and agritourism
  • Hiking in the cloud forest
  • Horseback riding
  • Natural hot springs
  • Rafting
  • Volcano trekking