Boquete Cloud Forest/ Panamá
Located in the western region of the republic of Panama, near the Costa Rican border; (Paso Canoas) Bouquete’s land covers about 350 square miles and its altitude is between 800 and 3,000 meters above the seal level. The town of Boquete is located about 340 miles from Panama City. By land it takes about five to seven hours to get from Panama City to Boquete, and by air it takes about an hour from Panama City to David, and then about a half hour from David to Boquete on land. Boquete offers Hiking, zipline canopy tours, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hot springs, garden tours and the world’s best Coffee tours. Boquete is only 90 minutes from the sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the Chiriqui Gulf. You can easily spend your day on the beautiful islands and return to the fresh air mountains to spend the night in great accommodations and a variety of gourmet restaurants. In a nutshell, Boquete offers a variety of eco tourism activities in the beautiful setting of Panama’s highlands.
The population of Boquete, Panama is about 15,000 people, all very welcoming and whose cultural roots go all the way back to native Indians, Spaniards, Europeans, and North Americans. On April 11th, 1911 Boquete, Panama was founded by settlers from all over Panama and from different countries, but primarily the settlers were Swiss, Yugoslavian, Swedish, German, and North American. The immigrants gave shape to the incredible cultural melting pot of Boquete, Panama that you can see today. The architectural style of most of the farms and houses is still reminiscent of the styles coming from those countries the settlers came over from. It makes for a diverse brand of architecture inspired by a melting of historically significant cultures.
Boquete, Panama is mostly of volcanic origin and therefore the land is extremely lush. The Boquete economy depends largely on the production of flowers, a huge variety of vegetables, many citric fruits, delicious strawberries, and world famous coffee. The coffee from Boquete ranks on the top of the global market and is often offered in exclusive cafes in Europe.
The indigenous ethnic group the Gnobe Bugles live in the sheer mountains that surround the valley and Boquete, Panama. They are also known as Guaymies. They usually provide work for the coffee plantations and farms, but they are also highly skilled artisans famous for colourful bead necklaces, and traditional women’s dresses of the regions.
Bird watching is another top attraction for Boquete, Panama. In this region you can see the elusive Quetzal, which are beautiful birds that were considered sacred by the Mayas. Over 43 different species of Quetzals have been reported and documented in the mountains surrounding Boquete, Panama. In addition to exciting wildlife, the flowers and vegetation around Boquete in the valley and in the mountains are really quite impressive. The perfect combination of plenty of sun and plenty of rain, mixed with a very good soil makes for some amazing collections of colourful and spectacular flora. Come check it out for yourself, and visit beautiful Boquete, Panama.
Checkout our Boquete Vacation Eco Tours !!
The virgin cloud forest found on this privately-owned Lost Waterfalls Nature Reserve provides a beautiful backdrop to this hike. In route to hiking to the three amazing waterfalls, hikers will witness local flora and fauna and may even catch a glimpse elusive Resplendent Quetzal. Hikers can explore una cueva (cave), enjoy light snacks at the base of an most exquisite waterfall, and rejuvenate with an invigorating shower. For more info contact us.
Dos Jefes Organic Coffee Roasting and Tasting Tour
Visit Finca Dos Jefes to take part in the process of bringing coffee from the bean to the cup, including roasting your very own coffee roast to take home! Boquete’s rich volcanic soil and ideal climate have recently produced some of the highest rated coffees in the world. Moreover, we believe Finca Dos Jefes, as a local organic coffee finca in Boquete, has the most individual and informative tour around. Each Finca Dos Jefes tour is kept small and semi-private for an in-depth and hands-on experience you will be sure to remember. For more info contact us.
Canopy Zipline Tour
With 3 kilometers in total length divided into 12 different zip line cables, your tour will glide you through the trees and mountains of beautiful Boquete! The tour traverses a cloud forest through century-old trees, waterfalls, abundant wildlife and, possibly, a gentle rain we call bajareque. With all the proper equipment and safety instructions, you be ready for the ride of your life! Offered twice daily, this zip lining canopy tour is a great compliment to our other adrenaline-pumping activities. For more info contact us.
Los Quetzales trail unites the two communities of Boquete and Cerro Punta and allows for the opportunity to witness the quite elusive Resplendent Quetzal, a magnificent and rare treat and a favorite among many birding enthusiasts. The 10 km trail climbs steadily (roughly 2500 vertical feet) as you pass from tropical rain forest to tropical cloud forest and takes approximately 4-6 hours to complete. Join us for our adventure hike through the Resplendent Quetzal habitat. For more info contact us.
Summit Volcan Baru
Take the challenge and hike up Panama’s highest peak (3,475 meters/11,400 feet)! In about 4-7 hours, depending on one’s physical condition, you’ll make your way to the dormant volcano’s summit, as you traverse through rolling green hills, to lush jungle, and finally to rocky cliffs. From Volcan Baru’s summit, you will get the breath-taking panoramic view of Panama’s two coastlines, the Pacific and the Carribean, as well as the mountains and jungles of Chiriqui. For more info contact us.
Enjoy horseback riding through the warmer Caldera highlands above the Boquete Valley. After your riding orientation in Caldera, you’ll saddle up and head out for the most spectacular views on horseback in Chiriqui. The trail meanders through open golden fields, green rolling hills, and finally across the mountain ridge and then down into the lush rainforest. From here you’ll have an amazing panoramic of the Pacific Ocean, Chiriqui’s lowlands, and Volcan Baru. This is an incredible riding experience for the whole family. For more info contact us.