Top ChoiceInternational in Boquete

Hotel Panamonte Restaurant

This sophisticated restaurant has a long-standing reputation. Chef Charlie Collins takes a modern approach, exquisitely preparing everything from smoked pork chops with a rum glaze to fresh salad in blackberry...

Top ChoiceItalian in Boquete


At this new Italian farm-to-table restaurant, it's a struggle not to order everything on the menu – it all looks and smells so good. But you can't go astray starting with stuffed mushrooms or an exuberant salad....

Top ChoiceInternational in Boquete


Run by a warm Italian couple from Padua, this farm-to-table restaurant serves up fresh and delicious meals. The menu items are a real fusion between local and international, with gorgeous beef salad with...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Boquete

Boquete Fish House

One of our favorite places in Boquete for great seafood is this fish house along the Quebrada Grande. It offers sea bass prepared in eight different ways – from the delightful version that's steamed and wrapped...

Pizza in Boquete


Crisp, thin-crust Neapolitan pies are the simple stars of this casual eatery. They're made from local mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes and flour imported from the home country. Local Italians say it's the best in...

Feria in Boquete

Feria de las Flores y del Café

The town’s annual Flower & Coffee Fair is held for 10 days each January. While there’s coffee in the name, it’s strangely missing from exhibits, though you will find plenty of rum and children’s carnival...

International in Boquete


Bringing cosmopolitan dining to the highlands of Panama, this restaurant attached to the Riverside Inn does decent gourmet fare, though it can be hit-or-miss. The herbed octopus with coconut rice comes...

Italian in Boquete

Il Pianista

This Italian restaurant and pizzeria has riverstone walls and just a few tables along one of Boquete's hillside roads. Sicilian Giovanni cooks while his Panamanian wife, Doris, serves. A bottle of wine and pizza...

Gardens in Boquete

El Explorador

Great for families, this private garden is located in a hilly area 3km northeast of the town center. You can walk to it in about 45 minutes. The 2 hectares of gardens are designed to look like something out of...

Cafe in Boquete

Café de Punto Encuentro

In a converted carport and garden, this family-run eatery is a find. All guests are mi amor (my love) to the affectionate Olga, who cooks breakfast like nobody’s business. The menu ranges from pancakes and bacon...

Microbrewery in Boquete

Boquete Brewing Company

With craft-beer bars all the rage in Panama these days, Boquete's contribution is more than hipster-friendly, with an outdoor patio with a food truck serving great pub grub. There's eight beers and two hard...

International in Boquete

Mike's Global Grill

A real expat hub, this homesick restaurant is the lovechild of Mike and Heidi who met – where else? – at the South Pole. Indulging the wanderlust theme, dishes range from Asian fusion to American chili and...

Bakery in Boquete

Sugar & Spice

Throngs gather at this artisan bakery, a modest storefront with a couple of patio tables, for US-style sandwiches, organic salads and oh-so-good brownies. You can also take away fresh bread, including whole-grain...

Archaeological Site in Boquete

La Piedra Pintada de Caldera

Some of the best examples of petroglyphs found in Panama can be seen in this park at Caldera, about 23km southeast of Boquete. It's located 400m down a marked trail about 1km past the police station on the right.

Ice Cream in Boquete

Gelateria La Ghiotta

Great selection of Italian ice cream at this central and very friendly little gelateria. Choose from 10 flavors, including guanabana (soursop), pineapple and coffee.

Feria in Boquete

Feria de las Orquídeas

Showing more than 150 varieties, the orchid fair is held for 10 days every April. It's not all flowers: sundown brings rock concerts and dancing.

Bakery in Boquete

Pastelería Alemana

On the main road 3km south of town, this German patisserie serves up decadent apple strudel and tortes, as well as authentic German breads.

Cafeteria in Boquete

El Sabrosón #3

Our favorite of the three branches of this much-loved local institution cooks up cheap and filling Panamanian cuisine served cafeteria-style, and has tables on a terrace overlooking the main drag. Although...