The mountain town of Boquete is known throughout Panama for its cool, fresh climate and pristine natural setting. Flowers, coffee, vegetables and citrus fruits flourish in Boquete’s rich soil, and the friendliness of the locals seems to rub off on everyone who passes through.
Boquete was very much intent on remaining a small town, but was faced with changes beyond anyone’s control – Baby Boomers started getting old. When Modern Maturity magazine of the American Association for Retired Persons chose Boquete in 2001 as one of the four top places in the world to retire, a flock of foreign retirees started snatching up mountain plots. Today, gated communities dot the hillsides, and the face of Boquete is slowly being transformed.
For travelers, Boquete is one of the country’s top destinations for outdoor lovers. From Boquete, you can hike, climb, raft, visit coffee plantations, soak in hot springs, study Spanish or go on a canopy tour. And of course, there’s nothing quite like starting your day with a glass of freshly squeezed OJ, or perking up with a cup of locally grown coffee.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009