BOQUETE REAL ESTATE
A beautiful picturesque town in the Panamanian highlands
In Boquete you can find a wide variety of properties that range from $175,000 for land lots of approximately 4,000 sq. m. to over $1,000,000 for stunning mountain chalets.
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Boquete Neighborhood Guide
The district of Boquete has a population of approximately 22,000 inhabitants. Recently, it has become home to many North American and European retirees. Expats are attracted to the comfortable climate and clean air, as well as the tranquility and Panama’s relatively low cost of living. Boquete is most known for its renowned coffee, in particular Geisha which has gained international acclaim for its unique flavor profile and is often considered the finest in the world.
Boquete also boasts a very lively music and arts scene, with several art galleries exhibiting local and international artists and hosting an annual jazz festival since 2007. It also offers a diverse range of activities and experiences, from golf to white-water rafting making Boquete an excellent destination for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and those looking to unwind in a beautiful natural setting.
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Panama was given a low crime rating by The US Department of State and Boquete is considered a safe destination due to its tourism. It is known for its beautiful mountains, coffee plantations, and hiking trails.
Public Transportation & Walkability
Boquete is located in Chiriqui, which is the most southwestern province of the Panamanian territory. Visitors can arrive by a 45-minute flight or a 7-hour drive west from the capital. In the town there are plenty of taxis available which are cheap and reliable with helpful and friendly drivers. The town itself is relatively small and pedestrian-friendly. You can explore the main streets of Downtown Boquete and its parks, restaurants, and shops on foot. Boquete is also famous for its hiking trails. While these trails are not located in the town center, they offer excellent opportunities for walking and hiking in the surrounding mountains and forests.
Shopping & Groceries
When it comes to shopping and groceries in Boquete, you will find several options that meet your daily needs. There are a few supermarkets in which you can find a wide range of groceries, including fresh produce, dairy products, canned goods, and household items. The best being Romero, a well-known supermarket chain from Chiriqui. Boquete is also known for its local markets where you will be able to purchase fresh locally grown produce and artisanal products, among them coffee, chocolate, and strawberries. Don’t miss out on the BCP Tuesday Market. It was created by a group of expatriate theater volunteers to promote local vendors that sell a wide variety of products.
In the town of Boquete you can find the Boquete Medical Associates. It is composed of a group of healthcare providers (physicians, nutritionists, and more) that bring medical assistance and procedures to solve most issues. They provide services like preop evaluation, internal medicine, heart care (EKG, HOLTER), and much more. The best private hospital in the area is located in David, the capital of Chiriqui, which is only a 30-minute drive from Boquete. This is the Centro Medico Mae Lewis, that provides a wide range of services in the areas of Laboratory, Pharmacy, Emergencies, Operating Room, Imaging, among others.
Hotspots & Hangouts
- – Volcan Baru: Enjoy a relatively easy hike up and over this inactive volcano at 3,475 m (11,400 ft), the tallest point of land in Panama. Along the way discover breathtaking waterfalls, spot a Quetzal bird or two, and take in all the natural beauty. Once at the top, you will be able to see the sun rise on the Pacific Ocean and set in the Atlantic Ocean.
- – Boquete Brewing Company: Here you can enjoy numerous craft beers on tap, made on site. They also have their own food truck, “The Hoppy Truck” with a variety of dishes, snacks and finger foods. Live music, great vibes and a relaxed atmosphere is why it’s one of Tripadvisor’s top rated spots in all of Boquete.
- – The Rock: Located in The Riverside Inn, it is one of the best restaurants in Boquete. They focus on international cuisine with emphasis on local, fresh produce with a relaxing ambiance that is spectacular both during the day and night. There are multiple gazebos with games around a campfire along the Caldera River where you can relax and unwind with your friends and family.
- – Valle Escondido Resort: This luxurious vacation and residential community has been declared the number one recommended retirement destination by International Living. Fill your days playing golf in their 9-hole golf course surrounded by mountains, unwind in the La Vida Health & Beauty Spa, savor various farm-to-table dishes in Sabor Escondido, or simply bask in the natural beauty available at every corner of the resort.
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Who Lives In This Area?
It is estimated that around 14% of the population of Boquete is of foreign origin. There are over 3,000 foreigners permanently living in Boquete, from over 30 different countries. Although Americans and Canadians comprise the majority of the foreign community, there is also a large group of immigrants from European countries. This increase in immigrants has stimulated the growth of new industries and businesses. Many of these immigrant families have been in Boquete since it was founded in 1911.