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In a beautiful valley in the highlands of Chiriqui province in Panama lies the village of Boquete. Beautiful mountains surround it and the Boquete River flows through the center of the valley and the village.
Boquete is called the "Valley of the Flowers and Eternal Spring". Beautiful flowering vegetation is abundant throughout the village and in the modest to luxurious home gardens that give Boquete its unique charm and is a favorite vacation destination for Panamanians...we have provided a list of lodging accommodations in Boquete, some with virtual tours, so make sure you have reservations.
The land is lush and the weather is pleasant year-round due to its location in the high valley. The people are friendly, amenities are plentiful, the beauty is endless and the serenity is timeless.
Boquete was founded in 1911 and in
Spanish, the word ‘Boquete’ means a gap or opening. It was precisely this gap in
the Continental Divide that provided travelers, in the 1850’s, a more northerly
short cut to the Pacific, en route to the goldfields around San Francisco.
Flying into Panama City you can either , take a flight to David (approx. 1 hour/$60 each way) and then about $30 for a taxi from David to Boquete. You can rent a car (approx. 6 hours) , or a bus (approx 6- 10 hours depending on whether it is an express or not) .
Panama City has two airports;
Tocumen, about 35 km from downtown.
Baggage weight allowance on domestic
flights is a total of 25 lbs. for checked baggage and carry on combined. You
will also be asked to state your body weight at check in. The small domestic
planes have maximum weight limits. Overweight charges (for baggage) varies
according to destination, but is rarely more than $1.00 per pound.
Boquete is in the Chiriqui Province, see green area in Panama province map below.
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