The Space2,600 s.f home and cabins are 8 km. before Boquete town center; definitely more sunshine and less rain here. Quiet, private, secure.
Both the B&B's and cabins feature large, bright and comfortable rooms. Queen beds with orthopedic mattresses; private, in-suite bathroom with hot water shower.
Boquete River Inn is set at 800 m. (2,625 ft.) altitude, where the temperature and distinct lack of humidity (and insects) is always refreshing.
Guests have access to the entire property that includes our heated pool, gym, trails, volleyball court, internet, laundry, and their own private space.
Owner is happy to assist with tourism ideas and local information.
Bonus: From our covered viewpoints, delight in the spectacular ‘straight-on’ views of Volcan Baru, at 3,475 mt. (10,750 ft.), Panama’s highest point.
Bed & Breakfast and cabins: $75 U.S. double, per night. Cabins $450 per week, low season $390 per week.
Guest AccessBoquete River Inn is to the left off the main highway, we are just above, and to the left of km. marker #29. A large yellow rock, with 'Boquete River Inn' painted thereon, marks our entrance road. We'll email an easy-to-follow map with your reservation confirmation.
Airport pick-up can be arranged.
Once on site, taxis into town, run $7. Local buses 70 cents. Car rentals nearby at $30/day. Interaction with GuestsOwner Ken and staff are happy to respond and assist re maps, guidance and information on the wide variety of sights and activities to see, visit and enjoy around and about Boquete and Chiriqui province. The NeighborhoodLots of time to relax... Enjoy plenty of privacy, quiet and security when you stay with us. Being away from town and from the Continental Divide, at our location, you'll enjoy more sunshine, less breeze with none of the bajareque (light mist) that often drifts into the town from the Caribbean side.
The only sound you'll hear will be the 60-some bird species that often visit us. A hiking trail leads from our property to the Rio Colga, which runs below.
You'll find plenty of room to wander.. Small groups welcome. (Maximum capacity 26), and it all comes with spectacular ‘straight-on’ views of Volcan Baru, at 3,475 m. (10,750 ft.), Panama’s highest peak.
Your ‘home-away-from-home’ comprises some 1.5 has. (3.8 acres) of greenery, filled with native trees, and a plethora of colorful plants and flowers.
Cook, eat, swim, relax… all on your schedule. Enjoy our walking trails and sheltered viewpoints with seating. Children welcome, under supervision.
We welcome pets too, those that come with responsible owners! And we are 'gay-friendly' as well.
Our cabins are large. Inside you’ll find all that’s needed to cook, serve and enjoy great meals. Included in the full-size kitchens are microwaves, frost-free refrigerators, automatic gas stoves, coffee makers, toasters, plates, pots, pans, utensils, towels, dish detergent and more. A gas BBQ is available on arrangement.
All cabins are handicapped accessible. Sleep fabulously on queen beds with orthopedic mattress; as well on the queen sofa-bed in each cabin. Freshen up in the large bathroom, all with HOT water showers. Park out of the weather, in the attached two-car carport. Daily housekeeping available. Laundry on-site. Getting AroundLocal buses run every half hour past the entrance to our place. 70 cents is the fare into town... $1.70 down the mountain to the David. A taxi ride into Boquete is never more than $7. Or rent a car, $30 a day from a nearby local car rental operator. Other Things to NoteAlthough just 8.9 degrees above the equator, at 1,085 meters (3,560 ft.), the town of Bajo Boquete is cool, when compared to the nearby city of David. A 37 km. four-lane highway connects David, the capital of Chiriqui province, with Boquete. Just above, and to the left, of km. # 29. A large yellow rock with our name on it, marks the entrance to Boquete River Inn
About 22,000 people liver here. Boquete is spectacularly set in the lush, always green valley and hills that border both sides of the Rio Caldera. Panama’s Central Cordillera (mountain range) is renowned for its’ fresh air, clean drinkable water, comfortable temperatures (rarely more than 32C – 88F), humidity-free climate, prolific flowers and verdant vegetation.
Together, these conditions combine to make our coffee, grown in rich volcanic soil, rated among the best in the world. Oranges and other tasty local fruits grow in abundance too, and there are plenty of fresh, locally-grown, quality vegetables as well.
The rush of ‘dias feriadas’ or holidays, start off with a bang. There are 3 in November alone… November 3, the celebration of Panama´s Separation from Colombia; November 10th, called the Primero Grio de Independencia (mainly celebrated on the Azuero Peninsula) and November 28th, when Panama celebrates its’ Independence from Spain. Big parades, many bands in Boquete.
December sees the 8th as Mother’s Day, the 25th as Christmas; the 31st New Years´Eve. Don’t look for anyone in the bars until after midnight, as most Panamanians stay at home with the family, to celebrate the arrival of the New Year; then go out after midnight till way past dawn.
In 2015, Friday, January 9th is Martyr’s Day, mid-January sees Boquete's annual Coffee and Flower Fair.
February, March and April see revolving dates centered around the Lenten season. Carnival (Carnavales) February 13 till February 16th, 2015 and Easter (Semana Santa) April 3rd till April 6th, 2015). In mid-March the Feria International San Jose-David runs in near by David.
THINGS TO SEE/DO IN BOQUETE
Tree TrekZip platform to platform
Water Rafting ¨You’ll wet your pants!¨
Hot Springs Warm up and cuddle up
Panama Rock Climbing Climb amazing rock formations
Bird-watching – ¨Shhh… Is that a quetzal?¨
See the story on the best coffee grown.
Horseback Riding Clippity-clop… Now hold ‘er steady there!
Hike to the top of Volcan Barú See both oceans
Hike over Volcan Barú to Cerro Punta Work those legs, lungs..
* Soothe your soul in the warm Pacific waters at Las Lajas (1 hr. 50 minutes from Boquete… and/or Playa La Barqueta, 1 hr. away. These beaches are sandy, but lack the shelter of palm trees. Las Lajas offers a few ‘primitive’ places to eat and stay. La Barqueta, although closer to Boquete, is a bit sterile, with few facilities.
* Travel to Volcan and further up the ‘other’ side of Volcan Baru. Enjoy a meal at the restaurant in the Los Quetzales resort. See Panama’s breadbasket, and take in spectacular views of crops grown straight up a mountain-side.
* For a view at how chaotic a border can be, travel to Paso Canoas, the principle entry point for goods (and tourists) arriving from next door Costa Rica. Lots of ‘duty-free’ shops who deal in either dollars or colones.
* Visit Los Cangilones in Gualaca. Unique rock formations provide a great opportunity for kids and adults to jump into the warm water pools below.
65% of Panama remains forested. That wasn’t always the case, but now, reforestation is taken seriously. The area around Boquete features a multitude of birds and butterflies. Often sighted are toucans, quetzals, the harpy eagle (our national bird), the king vulture, and hummingbirds. Birds are most frequent around dawn. Butterfly sightings begin right outside your cabin; others around our pool.
This country is an entomologist’s delight. Because of its location between the America’s, Panama presents more varieties of insects and birds than any other place in the western hemisphere.