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Beautiful Pictures of Boquete, Panama

Beautiful Pictures of Boquete, Panama

Let me take you through some beautiful pictures of Boquete, pronounced bow-keh-tay. Boquete, Panama, is a vibrant and beautiful town luring retirees from all over the world. With its temperate climate, clean air and water, plus an affordable cost of living – Boquete is truly paradise on earth!


Not to mention that it’s only one hour from the beach or 40 minutes away from David –Panama’s third largest city – making this picturesque small town even more attractive for globetrotting adventurers looking to explore Central America.

Get ready to be mesmerized by natural landscapes complemented with delicious local food offerings everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime!


Where is Boquete, Panama

Embark on an amazing adventure in Boquete, Panama! Situated 3,900-feet above sea level at the foot of Volcán Barú – a towering 11,400 ft active volcano – this stunning mountain town is known for its lush greenery and vibrant flowers.

Fun Fact: Volcán Barú is the tallest point in Panama.


It is also home to some of the finest coffee in the world. Both English and Spanish are spoken here. You can explore temperate climates (70-80 degrees during days that cool off even further into nighttime) boasting two distinct seasons – dry (December through April) or rainy season (May through November).

Although it rains more often than not, there’s still plenty of sunshine around, so grab your umbrella when out adventuring because rainbows commonly appear during showers! March is perfect for double rainbows almost daily!


What Life is Like in Boquete

Boquete is a bustling small town with something for everyone! For the outdoor enthusiast, take your pick of whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and hiking.

Put on your best face at local spas or grab some binoculars to go birdwatching. It is some of the best in the world. I saw eight resplendent quetzals on my first tour!


There are lots of connections made in Boquete. Life involves locals and expats, side by side, in business activities and everyday life. Downtown is the hub of Boquete, with a few shops, souvenir markets, restaurants, and a brewery. There is even a stunning, picturesque historic Catholic Church.


Tuesday Market is a popular event, where the locals come to buy goods from one another, including herbs, jewelry, coffee, food products, books, clothing, and handmade souvenirs.

On top of all this activity, it’s worth noting that Boquete boasts an organization promoting artistic events (BCP Theater) dedicated towards encouraging community building and appreciation for art – making this slice of Central America one-of-a-kind!


The Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival and Amigos de Animales

Boquete is an amazing destination full of culture and exciting activities – from the renowned Annual Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival to Amigos de Animales’ monthly spay &. neuter clinic that has helped 20,000 animals in ten years!


This Panama paradise offers something for every traveler; kick back with a secluded lifestyle or explore all the downtown hotspots. Expats love it here, too, as life can be much healthier due to the non-stressful environment, so there’s no need for those daily medications!

A Walking Tour of Downtown Boquete

Downtown Boquete is a must-see for any traveler. With convenient taxi rides to the area, you’ll quickly find yourself in an open-air market buzzing with local life and fragrant blooms along Caldera River. Visiting the fairgrounds during a festival or special event is an experience that cannot be missed!

Pro Tip: If you walk to the middle of the bridge, you will get the best photo-ops. 


Be sure to stop by one of the many specialty coffee shops, some of the best ever, or sip some craft beer from Boquete Brewing Company before heading over to Central Park for even more picture-perfect photo opportunities.


Boquete: A Central American Gem

Boquete is an adventurous and diverse destination perfect for a fun-filled family vacation without breaking the bank! From rock climbing and golf, to visiting waterfalls, this mountain town has plenty of activities.


Not only are there exciting outdoor attractions. but also many delicious restaurants offering meals from around the world at all price ranges. Try Peruvian dishes, Italian creations, Spanish tapas, or Mexican favorites–there’s something for everyone here in Boquete!

Don’t forget that tucked away in nooks and crannies are more hidden gems waiting to be discovered; so get exploring today!


Read more about where to eat in Boquete in this guide shared by a local. Or, take a day trip to Volcan for more amazing scenery, epic adventures, sloths, and decadent coffee.

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Maricela Contreras Schaffer

Saturday 23rd of September 2017

Beautiful pictures... bring back memories from my childhood in Panamá... thank you for sharing. And Boquete always been a nice place to relax and kick back away from the city and el tranque!

Taylor Hardy

Saturday 23rd of September 2017

Thanks for reading! We are very much enjoying it.

Tam Warner Minton

Thursday 21st of September 2017

It makes me miss my home in Cozumel. It is so nice to get out of the rat race!

Taylor Hardy

Thursday 21st of September 2017

It is definitely a different experience!

Lauren Meshkin

Wednesday 20th of September 2017

I had never heard of Boquete but it's so charming and colorful! And that food looks aaaamazing. Thanks for sharing :)

Taylor Hardy

Thursday 21st of September 2017

Thanks for reading, Lauren!


Wednesday 20th of September 2017

It certainly looks like a slower pace of life with all the facilities one would need to be happy. The food looks amazing as the does the general countryside where the town is located.

Taylor Hardy

Wednesday 20th of September 2017

It is a very quite place to relax. Definitely a change of pace from life here in the states.


Wednesday 20th of September 2017

This was a very well written article!! I love the geography information that you provided for travelers looking to plan multiple destinations. Great photos! Hope to go someday.

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