Coffee in Boquete

Boquete is a small town in the mountains of Panama where the climate is cool and fresh with beautiful surroundings. The area is very fertile so a lot of flowers, fruits, vegetables and coffee are harvested here. A lot of people go hiking in the Boquet with in mist-covered hills and forest. Please be careful, take a guide to take you, you could get lost. I saw tours that bring you to the Parque National Volcán Barú for a sunrise; you could even see both oceans at the same time! This town is a joy for outdoor lovers; I went only to a coffee farm. The town of Boquete is not spectacular; along the river that runs through town you have some nice gardens and hotels. The hills created some rain showers during the afternoon. A good time to cool off a bit after and before the warm beach days at the coasts!

Rainbow over Boquete Panama; Panama Travel Blog InspirationsTransport to and from Boquet

The shuttle service of Hello Travel Panama drove me from Santa Catalina to Boquete ($35 for 5 hours) and from Boquete to Bocas del Toro ($30 for 4 hours), this is very comfortable easy to arrange. Drop off and departure is at Hostel Mamallena at the Parque Domingo Médica in the city center. You can buy the tickets there but also online.

Coffee Tour in Boquet

I only stayed two nights in Boquete and I wanted to see a Coffee Farm, never been to one (Colombia was the second). Up the hill in town (follow the main road Av. Central) the shop of the Panama’s most famous coffee-grower called Café Ruíz is located. I walked up there to get a coffee and organized a tour for the next day. I booked the three hours afternoon tour at 1:30PM; the morning tour starts at 9:00AM each for $35.

Cafe Ruiz Farm in Boquete Panama; Panama Travel Blog InspirationsThe Café Ruíz Coffee Tour was including the transport to the farm outside Boquete where they explained about the history of the farm, the process of planting, harvesting, drying selecting, roasting, packaging and the best part the tasting back at the shop in town.

Coffee production Bags in Boquete Panama; Panama Travel Blog InspirationsHere we could taste and buy the award winning geisha coffee. Normally I drink my coffee Latte style, but here the coffee without milk was so tasteful and different than back home.

Coffee beans in Boquete Panama; Panama Travel Blog InspirationsAccommodation and Restaurants in Boquet

When I booked my days in Boquete a Jazz Festival was going on where I was not aware of. That is what I like about not planning everything you run into such nice coincidences. One minor thing, the hotels were so fully booked and expensive, I found out later of course….. I booked one of the last rooms in Hotel Central Boquete, not my first choice I have to admit but it was ok. The vibe in town was nice music everywhere so that was fun.

River view in Boquete Panama; Panama Travel Blog InspirationsI had dinner at the Italian Retrogusto restaurant that was really good. The owner helped me out that morning with my luggage to the hotel; I had to pay him a visit and that was a good choice. Apparently it is one of the best restaurant in town and had a great evening at a shared table. Had a blast with a retired US filmmaker; in Boquete are living a lot of US pensioners, due to the cool climate and healthy surroundings.

I have one lunch tip for you to go to; this place is called Café de Punto Enuentro (Olga’s) at Calle 6A sur. The women welcomed me with a kiss and called me “Mi Amor” (my love in Spanish). The pancakes are really delicious and were served with a flower on top. That is my style!!!


Pancake at restaurant Olga in Boquete Panama; Panama Travel Blog InspirationsNext destination is Bocas del Toro, back to the tropical beaches!!


Panama Flag; Panama Travel Blog Inspirations

Route for 3 weeks Panama

Panama is a diverse country; the most amazing tropical islands, surf beaches, jungle and rainforest, mountains with coffee and of course the Panama Canal and the cosmopolitan capital Panama City....
Read more
Three lane Locks Panama Canal Panama; Panama Travel Blog Inspirations

Particular Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is one of the greatest human made wonders. It links the Pacific side (Panama City) to Atlantic Side (Colón), for about 82 km long. The water level...
Read more
Let Me Inspire You Island at San Blas Islands Panama; Panama Travel Blog Inspirations

Sailing San Blas

I was looking forward to this trip in my holiday, sailing in the San Blas Islands in Panama. And I have to admit, it was incredible! Of course as a...
Read more
View above Bocas del Toro; Panama Travel Blog Inspirations

Island Hopping in Bocas del Toro

I was excited to go the Islands of Bocas del Toro, the tropical islands with white sandy beaches in the blue waters with palm trees wherever you look. That sounds...
Read more
Skyline by day in Panama City; Panama Travel Blog Inspirations

Panama City

Panama City is a big metropolis with a huge skyline and is said to be the most cosmopolitan capital in Central America. The city is a center for international banking...
Read more
Sunset Santa Catalina Panama; Panama Travel Blog Inspirations

Surfing & Snorkeling in Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina is a small fisher town at the Pacific coast of Panama. It is known for its surf and diving and snorkeling trips to Isla de Coiba. The main...
Read more