Boquete, a small village in the highlands of the Chiriqui Province, located on the north side of the country, a seven hour bus ride away from Panama City and 45 minutes from the second largest city of the country, David, has only 4000 inhabitants. The village is located about 1050 meters above sea level, nestled in a beautiful green valley. In town you can find everything you need from restaurants, bars, internet cafés, banks, gyms and different stores. The sparkling river Caldera runs through the village and volcano Barú raises majestically above the surrounding mountains. Throughout Panama, Boquete is known for its cool and fresh climate and pristine natural environment. It has one of the best coffee worldwide! Coffee farms are an important source of income for indigenous people living in the mountains around Boquete. The Guaymi women wear colorful dresses and are commonly seen in the village.
Boquete is Panama's eco-adventure capital. While exploring the numerous hiking trails in the National Parks, you can observe hundreds of birds (amongst them the Resplendent Quetzal), waterfalls and breathtaking views, as well as world class whitewater adventures, thrilling zip-lining tours, relaxing hot springs and scenic horseback riding tours. Only a 1.5 hour drive away, you can also find white sand beaches and turquoise waters on the Pacific Coast of Panama.