Boquete Panama, is a small city located in the province of Chiriqui, about 60 kilometers from the border with Costa Rica. This area, characterized mainly by being mountainous, is mostly visited by both tourists and residents, who enjoy its colder climate than the rest of the country.

This cozy and charming mountain town, can be visited through flights from Panama City, or you also have the option to go by road with your own car, or go by bus to this destination.

The picturesque location, temperature and natural environment of Boquete, make it popular among Panamanians, and attracts tourists and retirees from around the world.

Boquete is an affordable option where English is more often heard than in Spanish, and all the restaurants and stores in the city are managed with excellent customer service. Due to its altitude, at about 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) above sea level, its climate is a bit colder than that of the lowlands. Its scenic location, temperature and natural environment make it a must-see destination.


What you should know about Boquete

  • With a height between 400mts and 1500mts above sea level and extremely pleasant temperatures throughout the year, Boquete Panama is the ideal mountainous destination to rest.
  • The mountainous area of ​​the isthmus has become one of the most important tourist attractions and real estate development in recent years.
  • The temperature you can get in Boquete Panama goes from 16ºC to 24ºC, and its main attraction is the Flower and Coffee Fair, which attracts nationals and tourists from all over the world annually.


The increase of immigrants who have decided to retire in this land encourages the opening of hotels and businesses oriented to golf, hiking, canopy, cycling and other outdoor activities. Its rivers, mountains and forests offer a paradise different from the tropical environment that predominates in Panama.

Ecotourism is the main tourist activity in the district, while hiking is one of the biggest attractions in these places, as you can choose to climb to the top of the Barú Volcano or, if you prefer, to walk one of the most famous trails in the area. all of Panama: the Ruta Quetzal Trail. With luck, you may see the rare, resplendent Quetzal in its natural habitat.


Quetzal Route

If you are looking for a more “cultural” activity, you can visit a coffee plantation, but if you are looking for strong emotions, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to go rafting among the rapids of the Chiriquí Viejo waters.

Boquete is one of the most chosen retirement options in Panama.

For 20 years, this beautiful mountain village has regularly appeared on the lists of the best retirement paradises in the world. Boquete has a lot to offer expatriate retirees, including one of the most recognized expatriate communities in the world.


Acquiring property in Boquete, is very simple and there are great opportunities to have your own business, apartment or house. The real estate offer of mountain properties in Panama has grown considerably over the years.

Silvia Merida Pellicer
Gogetit Content Manager. Author of important reviews for Gogetit News, “The #1 Source for real estate news in Panama.”
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