The colors of Boquete, Panama are so visually alluring that I felt they needed a post all of their own. After all, Boquete is my the place my husband and I selected for a second home. I loved walking the downtown streets of Boquete. Another fun option was 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 gardens would be the El Oasis Restaurante or La Brulerie at Finca Lerida. The temperature is constant year round and the rainy season ensures that the plant life is thriving. What would your favorite sight in Boquete be?
The Beautiful Natural Side of Boquete
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 picture perfect. The nighttime sky is crammed full of shimmering stars and constellations. It is gorgeous!
The cloud blanket often covers Boquete’s mountains so your view is dependent on weather conditions. As the song goes, on a clear day you might see forever, but here you can often see the city of David, located 45 minutes away. Also included would be a dynamic look at the Pacific Ocean, dozens of islands, and neighboring Costa Rica.
Boquete is home to many rainbows, so nearly every day, when the baha reiki rains moves in, (the mist from the Volcán Barú), we are left with 1, 2, or 3 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.
Boquete: A Breath of Fresh Mountain Air
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 in Boquete. This is due to the drastic altitudes and variety of microclimates. Outside of pink, I am sure I have seen a bird in every other color imaginable.
Red, Yellow, Pink
Blue, Green, Orange