Travel Blogs from Boquete, Panama

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Cool cool mountain air, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Cool cool mountain air

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... bucks. According to things we read in Boquete, in the 90s when Kona coffee was all the rage, a number of people exported Boquete coffee to Hawaii and repackaged it as Kona, at a massive profit. They were eventually apprehended, and the locals now ...

Boquete - Misty, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Boquete - Misty

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... , some farmers.  The market was filled with families all scrubbed and in their best outfits - big day in the big town!  Boquete was on my 'maybe' list of places to retire so I am happy to have come up and seen it.  Just too cold for ...

Things I don't like on this trip, or even hate., David, Guadalupe and Boquete, Panama travel blog

Things I don't like on this trip, or even hate.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... (in the city of David) with Ben and Steve. We have more or less just finished the seven hours hike from Guadalupe to Boquete, known as Sendero de los Quetzales (the Quetzal trail.) It's a beautiful hike through cloud forest and Volcan Baru National Park. ...

Up in the Mountains, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Up in the Mountains

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... long and BOOOOOORRRRRING. We are both sick of sitting after that and the long plane rides, so we are planning to stay in Boquete for a few days. This morning we went to a finca (plantation) that grows and roasts coffee. Supposedly some of the best in ...

Another Border Crossing!, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Another Border Crossing!

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... Viejo, minibus with 4 Danes and two Israilis to the border.....walk from Costa Rica across a very rickety bridge at Sixalo into Panama - no muss, no fuss....    It definitely was quicker and easier than our previous crossing at the much bigger ...

Thinking of Manuel, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Thinking of Manuel

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... officers, machine guns hanging from their shoulders, snickered and laughed at the official's earnest but sad attempt. The town of Boquete, Panama is in a narrow valley in the central highlands (1000 metres). If a perfect climate exists, it's in ...

Five Best Ways to Leave it All Behind, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Five Best Ways to Leave it All Behind

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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If you blinked you probably missed it! Of course, it also helps if you live in Canada's Capital and read the Ottawa Citizen. Tucked away on page J04 of Saturday's Travel and Leisure Section "Best-of-the- Year Lists" it was probably very easy to overlook. ...

Mountains and Coffee, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Mountains and Coffee

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... dusk and we were not as far along as we had hoped, we crossed river after river and soon enough we walked into Boquete just as darkness had fallen. Exhausted we visited the big supermarket in the square and bought some soft drinks before heading back ...

Johnny Guitar, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Johnny Guitar

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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Beard Following particularly bad weather in Western Panama, many of the hiking trails were closed for our few days in Boquete. The mysterious and unsolved disappearance of two Dutch backpackers in April this year still hangs heavy over the town with a ...

Coquette Boquete, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Coquette Boquete

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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Well, we´re on our way and slowly but surely we´re approaching that backpacking state of mind... Boquete is only adding to our sanity with cool weather and lots of choices. After Santa Fe and Santa Catalina with no internet, you will be happy to know ...

Boquete, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Boquete

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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Just a map pin. ...

Final Days in Panama, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Final Days in Panama

A travel blog entry by candcsmith

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Travel Day to Boquete, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Travel Day to Boquete

A travel blog entry by vincethepince

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... mien noodles and a piece of fried chicken that was pretty good. After lunch we were back on the road for the remaining 3 hours to Boquete. Our van had a video screen in it and Victor had a DVD with music videos on it so we watched music videos from the ...

To the mountains - Boquete!, Boquete, Panama travel blog

To the mountains - Boquete!

A travel blog entry by mini_v

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... the cloud forest that we didn't see in Monteverde :) Also stopped at a viewpoint of the dam and the river. Read a bit about Boquete on the way, it apparently became very famous when an American magazine named it one of the best places to retire and it ...

Shopping, more horses, and rain....  lots of rain!, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Shopping, more horses, and rain.... lots of rain!

A travel blog entry by scotthumphrey

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... ; WOW….this place was beautiful and weird all at the same time.  It was kind of like the Heidleburg of Panama.  They used junk items all throughout the gardens for pots and architecture….which was very cool…but here comes the ...

To Boquete and Beyond! , Boquete, Panama travel blog

To Boquete and Beyond!

A travel blog entry by mardow

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... .  Our taxi eventually arrived and we fell into it, so grateful for the heater as the weather in Boquete is a lot cooler than anywhere else in Panama.  To avoid injury to our wounded pride for not listening to Pancho's sound advice, we snuck in ...

Coffee snob, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Coffee snob

A travel blog entry by sainty1

I am now officially a coffee snob. Took a tour around a beautiful coffee farm in the shady green hills of Boquete, i think one of the top retirement destinations. And you can see why. It wouldn´t be out of place in the alps of france or switzerland, ...

Aventuras con cuerdas, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Aventuras con cuerdas

A travel blog entry by vickicooper

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... felt pretty quick! Aside from the ziplining I also wanted to climb up Volcán Banú, which is a volcano situated very close to Boquete and it's summit allows (on a clear day) views of both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.  I had heard that ...

Panama es muy bonito, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Panama es muy bonito

A travel blog entry by mlillie

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... to write another tomorrow when I am well rested and fresh. The journey here was crazy and full of things I can laugh at now- but I feel very lucky to be in Panama and think it is such a beautiful country. I will write as much as I can about it ...

Climbing and Halloween in Boquete!, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Climbing and Halloween in Boquete!

A travel blog entry by loganandkatie

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... .  It's the small things when you are away from home that give you comfort.  And they tasted soooooo gooooooood! So, Boquete is this really cute mountain town where a lot of tourists go to do all of the outdoorsy things like hiking, whitewater ...

Rio Sereno border crossing, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Rio Sereno border crossing

A travel blog entry by candcsmith

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... our passports, we gave him some Kleenex and a bottle of eye drops for his allergies, and then he offered to visit us in Boquete with his wife and cook us a true Panamanian meal. We were a little surprised by this but we exchanged phone numbers and ...

What a difference a flight makes!!!!, Alto Boquete, Panama travel blog

What a difference a flight makes!!!!

A travel blog entry by carolandglenns

As previously mentioned we had changed our plans and were no longer going to drive back the 8 hours to Alto Boquete, our base. We had booked flights, It was a pleasure to arrive in under an hour no stress, we even had the chance to call at the ...

HORSE RIDE INTO THE HILLS, Boquete, Panama travel blog

HORSE RIDE INTO THE HILLS

A travel blog entry by prieststrip

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... of the top four places to live outside America".  A “Panamanian Shangri-La”, “ the picturesque village of Boquete..”  Now you cannot deny that the town is surrounded by steep slopes of lush vegetation, flowers of every ...

REFUGE, RAIN AND FOOTIE, Boquete, Panama travel blog

REFUGE, RAIN AND FOOTIE

A travel blog entry by prieststrip

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... tour (we had come earlier to avoid the rain!) so it was a bit of a whistle wind tour.  We then ambled to Boquete to watch the European Championship – InterMilan v Barcelona.  Quite honestly if it was not pee’ing with rain and ...

New Years in Misty Boquete, Boquete, Panama travel blog

New Years in Misty Boquete

A travel blog entry by our_oyster

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... . After a relatively short bus ride, an hour and a half or so, we were dropped off in central park of the misty town of Boquete. We found it extremely refreshing to be back in the highlands. The air was very cool and there was a lot of moisture in the ...

San Jose, Manuel Antonio, San Isidro and Boquete, Boquete, Panama travel blog

San Jose, Manuel Antonio, San Isidro and Boquete

A travel blog entry by lindseyj

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... and rewarded his entreprenuership). From there it was a quick jump to David and a very loud and crammed bus ride to Boquete (complete with loud music, flashing lights, and feathered boas). We were greeted by Pancho who just happened to be the owner ...

Lost & Found Eco-lodge, Valle de la Mina, Panama travel blog

Lost & Found Eco-lodge

A travel blog entry by dave-mcgowan

Hello avid readers! So we departed Boquete having made exciting sandwiches for our excursion to the Lost and Found hostel in the Fortuna Reserve. We had booked a tour with 2 American girls and it was to take us to some hot springs, petroglyphs and a ...

Boquete - Day 1, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Boquete - Day 1

A travel blog entry by lekili

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ANother lazy start to the day. Went for a run in the "neighborhood" first thing. Gorgeous morning. House is next door to multiple coffee plantations (fincas). Running from the house up the fist hill my chest was pounding, I forgot the elevation was at ...

Boquete tales, Boquete,, Panama travel blog

Boquete tales

A travel blog entry by lstoneham

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... if we hear a horn blow, we think, oh my gosh, what did I do wrong, or where´s the potential crash situation. In Panama, just driving down the street, most drivers are blowing or tooting car horns. It can mean: Watch out, I´m coming through, ...

un village suisse, Boquete, Panama travel blog

un village suisse

A travel blog entry by poledd

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Le passage de frontiere entre le Costa Rica et le Panama nous permet de rencontrer le proprietaire canadien de la Bolita, un petit centre de tourisme situe juste a cote du parc Corcovado. Ce monsieur nous conseille le Mamallena backpackers et c est la bas ...

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