An April 2006 trip
to Boquete by Jose Kevo
Quote: If having only one absolute recommendation for where to visit while in Panamá, it's Boquete: a sublime mountain village where alpine intersects tropical.
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Suenos del Rio
Left On The Unnamed Street Before Crossing Río Caldera Bridge
Restaurant | "El Sabroson"
Avenida Central; south of the Central Plaza
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Attraction | "The Central Plaza"
Volcan Baru National Park
Chiriqui Province, Boquete, Panama
Travelers that need mass quantity of entertainment venues won't enjoy Boquete. The town is simple, unassuming, and shuts-down promptly at 10:00pm. Unless peace and quiet, and outdoor activities are what you're after, head for Bocas del Toro where the carousing never ceases.Sueños del Río and many other guesthouses provided VCR's for their patrons, and there was a surprising surplus of video rental stores scattered around town, most selections in English with Spanish subtitles.Several drop-in cantinas and hole-in-the-wall gathering spots are available, as well as a trio of pool halls along Avenida Central. When passing along one afternoon, I overheard a young tourist railing on her boyfriend for getting their pockets cleaned out. If you're foolish enough to take-on the local contingency, be prepared to bring your best game or be ready to add mountain sharks to the list of Boquete spectacles.