The colors of Boquete, Panama, are so visually alluring that I felt they needed a post all of their own, after all, it is my home away from home. I love walking downtown and seeing all the beautiful flowers or going on a birdwatching tour to see the almighty resplendent quetzal. A great place to dine in Boquete to be totally immersed in the flowering wonderlands would be the El Oasis Restaurante or the La Brulerie at Finca Lerida. The temperature is nearly the same year round and the rainy season ensures that the plant life is vibrant and thriving. What will your favorite sight in Boquete be?
Boquete is a town of green, beautiful mountains and lush trees that spring up all across the terrain. A blue sky full of billowy stark-white clouds make it spectacular and the nighttime sky is crammed full of shimmering stars and constellations. It is gorgeous! Boquete’s mountains are often covered by the cloud blanket, so your view will be depending on weather conditions. On a clear day, you might not see forever, as the song goes, but you can often see the city of David, located 45 minutes away, and from some homes, a dynamic view of the Pacific Ocean, dozens of islands, and Costa Rica.
Boquete is home to many rainbows, so nearly every day, when the baha reiki rains moves in, which are the mist from the Volcán Barú, we are left with one, two, or three rainbows. They are stunning! In fact, the rainbows we had all week plunged in front of the mountains, through the valleys, and you could actually see where they started and ended on the ground. One would be inclined to drive to that spot to look for their pot of gold, which trust me, we considered.
Exploring Boquete is a delight for the senses with the fresh mountain air, the smells of exotic flowers, and gorgeous nature surrounding you. Trees that house dozens of air plants and have bromelaide’s growing out of them are common. Fruit trees are abundant with bananas, lemons (they look like limes here), mangoes, avocados, and oranges. Many people have coffee plants on their property and some even harvest their own crops. When the coffee plants are ripe, the red berries make a lovely sight. Palm trees in every shape are grown here as well as delicious vegetable crops.
Some of the most exotic birds in the world, one more colorful than the next, are found here and due to the drastic altitudes and variety of microclimates, we really get the good ones. Outside of the color pink, I am sure I have seen a bird in every other color.