Destination guide

Ascend into Boquete's cloud forests

Something of an undiscovered paradise, Boquete is a free-spirited town nestled in Panama's Chiriqui Highlands. It's set on the Caldera River and is surrounded by a patchwork of cloud forests, coffee plantations and volcanoes. A cool climate and pristine mountain air have made the town a hotspot for expats. Want to see what all the fuss is about? From breezy haciendas to secluded estates, Boquete vacation rentals unlock access to properties just steps from the town center. The town is also known for its warm-hearted locals, so chances are you'll soon be sharing a cup of coffee with your neighbors.

Things to do

Head from Boquete to Baru Volcano National Park

Boquete is bordered by Baru Volcano National Park. The sanctuary is laced with scenic hiking routes, including the 5-mile Los Quetzales Trail. Keep an eye out for the resplendent quetzal, one of Central America's most elusive birds. While hikes to the Baru Volcano summit are strenuous, you'll unlock sweeping views of the Boquete Valley. If all that hiking leaves you a little worse for wear, take a soak at the Caldera Hot Springs. The pools are heated by thermal energy and are said to be laden with healing properties.


Adventures in Boquete's Chiriqui Highlands

Thanks to its picturesque setting, Boquete has emerged as one of Central America's top destinations for outdoor enthusiasts. Choose from a smorgasbord of adventures, including hiking in the Chiriqui Highlands, rock climbing on Basalt formations, white water rafting down the Caldera River, canopy tours in the cloud forest and more. If you want to brush up on your Spanish, Boquete is studded with language schools. There's plenty to do, so be sure to kickstart your mornings with a cup of locally-grown coffee enjoyed on the deck of your Boquete vacation rentals villa.


Swing into the Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival

Thanks to its high altitude, Boquete treats visitors to crisp air and cool temperatures. During the day expect anything from the 50s to the 70s. Temperatures drop when the sun goes down so don't forget to pack layers. Maximize your chances of clear skies by visiting from December to April, which is considered dry season. Plan your visit right and you could catch February's Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival, which celebrates local and international talent over 4 music-filled days. In April, Boquete throws Feria de las Orquideas, an orchid fair showcasing over 150 varieties.

Natural features

Boquete is a bird watcher's paradise

Boquete sits in the Chiriqui Highlands, part of Panama's Cordillera Central mountain range. The high-altitude landscape is a wonderland of rugged peaks, misty cloud forests and sprawling coffee plantations. The region is a haven for birdlife, with some 250 species spotted within Baru Volcano National Park. As well as resplendent quetzals you could sight black-bellied hummingbirds, yellow-thighed finches, hairy woodpeckers and more. Plus a handful of big cats, including leopards and pumas. Avid birders can bunk down in secluded Boquete vacation rentals surrounded by subtropical forests and alpine wildflowers.

How to get there

How to get to and around Boquete

The nearest airport is in David (DAV-Enrique Malek Intl.), located 28.9 mi (46.5 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Boquete?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 71 vacation rentals near Boquete. From 33 Houses to 14 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Boquete for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Boquete?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Boquete. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge: 71 vacation rentals
  • Church of San Juan Bautista: 72 vacation rentals
  • Municipal Park: 71 vacation rentals
  • Boquete Community Players Theater and Events Center: 72 vacation rentals
  • Volcan Baru National Park: 72 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Boquete listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Boquete?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 33 Houses in Boquete. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Boquete include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 14 rentals available
  • Cabins: 6 rentals available
  • Villas: 7 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Boquete?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 14 vacation rentals with pool available in Boquete. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.