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Caldera River, Boquete, Chiriqui Highlands, Panama


The town of Boquete can be found in the province of Chiriqui that borders Costa Rica. This lush landscape is home to majestic volcanic mountain ranges, trout-filled rivers and beautiful agricultural scenery.

In the 19th Century, Boquete meaning ‘gap’ or ‘opening’ was the corridor for gold seekers making their way to the Pacific Ocean. Boquete is a cool and fertile valley 1,600 metres above sea level.

With an average temperature of 20ºC throughout the year, this spring-like climate produces the sweetest oranges and the richest coffee. For those that love the outdoors and fresh mountain air, Boquete is a must.

Where to stay

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Finca Lerida £££££

  • Panama
  • Farmstead and Ranches

Finca Lerida is a 23 room boutique hotel located on the lower slopes of Baru Volcano, just a 10-minute drive from the town of Boquete. This is a tremendous location for bird watchers The property borders Volcan Baru National Park and is not far from the UNESCO designated La Amistad National Park.

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Panamonte Inn & Spa £££££

  • Panama
  • Farmstead and Ranches

Panamonte Inn & Spa is just a short stroll from Boquete in beautiful gardens at the foot of Volcan Baru. Guest rooms and suites are air-conditioned and surrounded by flower gardens. Standard rooms have either twin or queen beds. The Garden Terrace rooms are in a separate building and offer more generous living space with vaulted ceilings, king beds, large bathrooms and wraparound terraces.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

John Faithfull

One of John’s favourite spots is the viewing platform at the Miraflores Locks, where he has spent many happy (read “geeky”) hours being mesmerised by the machinations of the canal’s lock gate process.

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