Boquete is a small town tucked into the green mountain highlands of Panama, in western-most Chiriquí Province, about 60 km. from the border with Costa Rica. Because of its altitude, some 1,200 metres above sea level, its climate is refreshingly cooler than that of the lowlands. Its scenic location, temperature, and natural environment make it an extremely enjoyable place to visit.
The valley is called the “Valley of Eternal Spring” due to its cooler tropical days and somewhat brisk evenings. Green is the best way to describe our mountain paradise as afternoon rains, sometimes only amounting to mists grace this valley almost daily. As the saying goes, you can’t have rainbows without rain and Boquete’s rainbows are almost as famous as its coffee.
Panama, officially the Republic of Panama (Spanish: República de Panamá); is the southernmost country of both Central America and, in turn, North America. Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, it is bordered by Costa Rica to the northwest, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital is Panama City. Panama is an international business center, and has the fastest growing economy and the largest per capita consumer in Central America. It’s also one of the safest countries in Latin America.
Weather in Boquete
One of the advantages of coming to Boquete is the cooler days and brisk nights, giving you a chance to wear the pants and jacket you brought along. Typical days range between 80-70º F (26-22º C) with occasional light rains in the afternoon (called “Bajareque”).
The Balboa is the currency of Panama. It is named in honor of the Spanish explorer and conquistador Vasco Núñez de Balboa. The Balboa is subdivided into 100 centésimos. The Balboa has been tied to the United States dollar, which is the legal tender in Panama, at an exchange rate of 1:1 since its introduction. There are Balboa coins of $0.50 cents and $0.25 cents. For your convenience, there are a few ATMs available in Boquete.