Welcome to Boquete
Boquete gained a deluge of expats after the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) named it a top retirement spot. Until you see the gated communities and sprawling estates dotting the hillsides up close though, you'd be hard-pressed to see what the fuss is about. Downtown Boquete, with its broken pavements, dirty sidewalks and single span across the Río Caldera is not the idyllic mountain town many expect.
The surrounds, however, are another matter. Boquete is one of the country’s top destinations for outdoor-lovers. It's a hub for hiking, climbing, rafting, visiting coffee farms, soaking in hot springs, studying Spanish or canopy touring. And, of course, there’s nothing quite like a cup of locally grown coffee.