Comfortable cabins & B&B, nestled amongst lush vegetation in Boquete, Panama. Our hotel is at a refreshing 800 meters (2,625 ft.). Built and operated to Canadian standards. Solar-heated swimming pool, Gymnasium, Wi-Fi, Volleyball court. Private accommodation, Quiet, Fresh air, Bright stars, Trails.


Boquete River Inn’s fully-equipped cabins and B&B are set on a green plateau, perched on the edge of a valley above the rambling Rio Concha. There’s plenty of room to wander for you and your family. Small groups welcome. (Maximum capacity 26). At 800 m. (2,625 ft.), the temperature and distinct lack of humidity is always refreshing.

Enjoy the peace, privacy and serenity of our unique location. Better yet, it all comes with spectacular ‘straight-on’ views of Volcan Baru, at 3,475 mt. (10,750 ft.), Panama’s highest peak.

Your ‘home-away-from-home’ comprises some 1.5 has. (3.8 acres) of greenery and native trees, and a plethora of colorful plants and flowers. Cook, eat, swim, relax… all on your schedule. Enjoy our walking trails and sheltered viewpoints with seating. Children welcome, under supervision.

We welcome pets too, those that come with responsible owners! Our cabins are large. Inside you’ll find all that’s needed to cook, serve and enjoy great meals. Included in the full-size kitchens are microwaves, frost-free refrigerators, automatic gas stoves, coffee makers, toasters, plates, pots, pans, utensils, towels, dish detergent and more. A gas BBQ is available on arrangement.

All cabins are handicapped accessible. Sleep fabulously on queen-size beds with orthopaedic mattresses, and on the queen sofa-bed in each cabin. Freshen up in the large bathroom, all with HOT water showers. Park out of the weather, in the attached two-car carport. Daily housekeeping available. Laundry on-site.


Cabins: $75 U.S. per night for two ($65 low season). $450 U.S. per week for two ($390-low season). Others in cabin $15 additional. Pay 6 nights, the 7th no charge. No charge for children 6 years and under.

Bed & Breakfast: $65 U.S. double, $50 U.S. single, per night.

Long-term renters welcome. Please inquire.


Although just 8.9 degrees above the equator, at 1,085 meters (3,560 ft.), the town of Bajo Boquete is cool, when compared to the nearby city of David. A new 37 km. four-lane highway now connects David and Boquete. Boquete River Inn is to the left of mile marker 29.

boquete nature

Boquete is spectacularly set in the lush, always green hills bordering both sides of the valley of the Rio Caldera. Panama’s Central Cordillera (mountain range) is renowned for its’ fresh air, clean drinkable water, comfortable temperatures (rarely more than 30C – 86F), humidity-free climate, prolific flowers and verdant vegetation.

Together, these conditions combine to make Boquetes’ coffee, grown in our rich volcanic soil, rated among the best in the world. Oranges and other tasty local fruits grow in abundance, and there are plenty of fresh, locally-grown, quality vegetables too.


The rush of ‘dias feriadas’ or holidays, starts off with a bang. There are 3 in November alone… November 3, the celebration of Panama´s Separation from Colombia; November 10th, called the Primero Grio de Independencia (mainly celebrated on the Azuero Peninsula) and November 28th, when Panama celebrates its’ Independence from Spain. Big parades, many bands in Boquete.

December sees the 8th as Mother’s Day, the 25th as Christmas; the 31st New Years´Eve. Don’t look for anyone in the bars until after midnight, as most Panamanians stay at home with the family, to celebrate the arrival of the New Year; then go out after midnight till way past dawn.

January 9th is Martyr’s Day, mid-January 12th-22nd sees the Annual Coffee and Flower Fair in Boquete.

February, March and April see revolving dates centered around the Lenten season. Carnival (Carnavales) March 1st till March 5th, 2014 and Easter (Semana Santa) April 17th till April 20th, 2014). In mid-March the Feria International San Jose-David runs in near by David.


Tree Trek
Zip platform to platform
through trees
Water Rafting
¨You’ll wet your pants!¨
Hot Springs
Warm up and cuddle up
Panama Rock Climbing Climb amazing rock formations
Bird-watching – see list at bottom of page ¨Shhh…
Is that a quetzal?¨
See the story on the best coffee grown.
Clippity-clop… Now hold ‘er steady there!
to the top of Volcan Barú
See both oceans
over Volcan Barú to Cerro Punta
Work those legs, lungs..



* Soothe your soul in the warm Pacific waters at Las Lajas (1 hr. 50 minutes from Boquete… and/or Playa La Barqueta, 1 hr. away. These beaches are sandy, but lack the shelter of palm trees. Las Lajas offers a few ‘primitive’ places to eat and stay. La Barqueta, although closer to Boquete, is a bit sterile, with few facilities.

* Travel to Volcan and further up the ‘other’ side of Volcan Baru. Enjoy a meal at the restaurant in the Los Quetzales resort. See Panama’s breadbasket, and take in spectacular views of crops grown straight up a mountain-side.

* For a view at how chaotic a border can be, travel to Paso Canoas, the principle entry point for goods (and tourists) arriving from next door Costa Rica. Lots of ‘duty-free’ shops who deal in either dollars or colones.

* Visit Los Cangilones in Gualaca. Unique rock formations provide a great opportunity for kids and adults to jump into the warm water pools below.


65% of Panama remains forested. That wasn’t always the case, but now, reforestation is taken seriously. The area around Boquete features a multitude of birds and butterflies. Often sighted are toucans, quetzals, the harpy eagle (our national bird), the king vulture, and hummingbirds. Birds are most frequent around dawn. Butterfly sightings begin right outside your cabin; others around our pool.
This country is an entomologist’s delight. Because of its location between the America’s, Panama presents more varieties of insects and birds than any other place in the western hemisphere.

boquete birds