Is Boquete, Panama really that great?
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Oct 29, 2012 4:48 AM Last Post By: eddystonelightk...
Oct 27, 2012 11:26 AM
Me and my friends (all in our mid 20's) are planning a 10 day trip for this coming new years and we're deciding between Venezuela and Panama. Looking at Panama, we were thinking of doing the following:
- Flying into Panama City and then immediately Flying to Bocas Del Toro
- Spend about 3-4 days there and celebrate New Years there
- Next head off to Boquete from there and spend the rest of the trip there (4 days)
- On the second last day I was thinking of maybe doing a road trip from Boquete to Panama City and then flying out from there.
During my research a few important questions have come up:
1) Is Bocas Del Toro a good place to celebrate New Years? I've seen a few people mention it. My friends and I are quite the party animals and we're NOT looking for a laid back celebration. We want to go out and celebrate till we pass out. Can this type of partying be seen in the Bocas Del Toro area? I hear the Colon Isles may be good for this?
2) How good is Boquete really? I hear a lot of people talking about it, but from pictures and other websites it seems quite a bit touristy. I'm wondering if it's better for older travelers with families maybe. I can do the white water rafting/ziplining anywhere, so I'm not really interested in that.
Those are my main two questions. Any other thoughts on my itinerary is greatly appreciated and if you can, a thought on Panama vs Venezuela would be great too!
Oct 28, 2012 12:47 AM
1If you are 'party animals' maybe Boquete is not the best place for you.Its a really nice destination if you like trekking,walking in the hills,a relaxed pace of life.
For sure Bocas is more of a party place.
Its not a question of touristy (Bocas is more touristy than Boquete)...but the type of place and the type of people who go there.
Oct 28, 2012 6:02 AM
2if you like gated communities because the ex-pats are afraid, locals that are pissed off because they can't afford to live where they work, ex-pats who won't give you the time of day, then boquete is the place to go.
it is a beautiful place but i would never go back.
Oct 28, 2012 5:39 PM
3I skipped it, in 2010. Instead, I did a fabulous sailing thing in Kuna Yala, on the Andiamo with Tony Santos. Unfortunately, that is no longer an option.
the drift I get, Boquete is a drag. But then, I'm an ocean and river guy.
Oct 28, 2012 6:25 PM
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