Located in Panama's Chiriqui providence, the charming town of Boquete is nestled at the foot of Volcan Baru and surrounded by coffee farms and La Amistad International Peace Park. Boquete offers dozens of hiking opportunities, leisurely bike rides, or a visit to a local coffee plantation were travelers can taste for themselves what makes the coffee of this region so regarded. Boquete is quickly becoming a popular stop for any adventurous traveler during their Panama tour.
Our Discover Panama 8-day tour, and our Panama Pathways 16-day trip both offer excellent opportunities to explore Boquete and the surrounding area. There are unlimited ways to spend your time in this region, but here are just a handful of our favorite activities to enjoy in the inviting and beautiful Boquete.
Chiriqui providence boasts the tallest mountains, and some of the longest rivers in Panama including the Rio Chiriqui and the Chiriqui Veijo. The whitewater rafting on these rivers is exhilarating and is world renown for its easily accessed non-stop Class III-IV rapids. The steep canyons and thick jungle provide a breathtaking setting for the adrenalin packed trip.
Tree Trek Tour
Zip-line through the treetops of century-old forests. Little compares with the backdrop offered by the La Amistad Peace Park and the Baru Volcano.
Mountain Bike Tour
Enjoy a 25 kilometer downhill biking trip, coasting through lush vegetation and local coffee farms. A great way to experience the region's spectacular scenery.
Hiking Baru Volcano
Volcan Baru is Panama's highest mountain and offers incredible hiking opportunities including the Los Quetzales trail. Widely considered one of the most beautiful trails in Panama, Los Quetzales takes trekkers across the north side of Volcan Baru. Be sure to keep an eye out for the resplendent Quetzal and wild orchids.
Kotowa Coffee Tour
Boquete is famous for its rich and flavorful coffee. Visitors to the Kotowa coffee farm can learn about the history of the plantation as well as the mill's modern-day environmentally friendly coffee production. The tour ends in the cupping room of the old mill, where visitors can taste Kotowa's quality product. Discover the secrets to an excellent cup of coffee.
Birding in the Highlands
Every traveler should take advantage of the birding opportunities present on their Panama tour -- and there are plently available. Pale-billed woodpeckers, quetzals, black-cheeked warblers, zeledonias, masked duck, Northern jacana, peg-billed finches... Boquete welcomes the novice or experienced birder.