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La Montana y el Valle: Cabin overlooking the valley

We stayed in a cabin, in a clearing in the forest. We were surrounded by coffee and citrus bushes.
The cabin had a large living/dining room, well equipped kitchen, bedroom, and bath.
From our balcony we had terrific views out over the valley.
When we stayed there in 1998 it was called La Montana y el Valle now it is also called The Coffee State Inn

There is a trail made through a patch of the forest nearby. On a walk you will see many birds.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Eco-Tourism, Birdwatching, Jungle and Rain Forest
  • Written January 17, 2005
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Pension Morilos

Morilos is a quiet, relaxed low budget place where you can experience a most familiar and friendly stay. Guests come to be friends very quickly and they gather in the large family dining room every day to exchange the daily news. You will be welcome by a parrot in Spanish..He is always making his presence notable by her greetings and her hatred for women....! Frank, the owner, is very cool and knowledgeable and can give you information on the area or arrange activities for you.
The hotel is in a large garden and there is tranquility in the night and fine odours and views of the garden during the day. Rooms are simple but spacious, clean and pleasant. The guests can use the kitchen.
It is usually booked up so it's better to book ahead. Doubles cost 16$.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Women's Travel, Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written July 22, 2008
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for very low budgets: Sueno del Rio

Next door to Boquete hostel is the family house-hostel Sueno del Rio with a beautiful sitting area over the river and wonderful views. The hostel is clean and the family is living in it. Prices are very low from 6-12$ for singles -doubles.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Women's Travel, Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written July 22, 2008
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Cabanas Villa Louna or Villas Lorena

Next to the northern bridge that crosses Rio Caldera this lovely hotel is finely situated at the bank of the river. It is very quiet and clean and at a walking distance from the town center. The cabanas have spacious terraces with hammocks and views to the trickling river and the green surrounding countryside. The gardens are beautiful and go down as far as the river bank. The interior is very stylish each cabana being a two floored apartment with an interior balcony from the upstairs bedrooms. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a seating room downstairs, cable TV. There is laundry and transport service.. Each apartment can house 2 people but 2 extra persons can easily fit in downstairs. It is cleaned every day. Prices are 60$ for the whole cabana plus 10$ for the extra person.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Family Travel
  • Written July 22, 2008
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Panamonte Hotel

This luxurious hotel has been standing in its place for about a hundred years. It was built in 1914 for the travellers who came to Boquete by train, ox cart or foot. There was no road at that time so the travellers were very tired and its owner, Joseph Wright, lured them by offering a cold guava and rum cocktail... Wright was a retired Texan railroad conductor who first built the hotel. Since then, its premises have seen many celebrities of that time enjoying the most relaxed and enjoyable holidays. Roosevelt, Igmar Bergman, Nixon are some of the names...
In 1924, a Swedish captain came to Panama and established a cargo shipping business. When he arrived in Boquete, he fell in love with the place and brought his family. He bought Panamonte in 1946 and expanded it. His wife, a fine, cultured lady transformed the place putting in the finest details, beautiful gardens and an elegant face thus turning it into a most reputable retreat for the Panamanian elite. Even the Shah of Iran chose it for an exile address.
Nowadays, having undergone recent renovations, it is still keeping its former elegant look and stylish charm. It is renowned for its gourmet cuisine a delicate combination of international and indigenous dishes. The rooms are scattered in the spacious beautiful gardens, equipped with all the amenities the modern traveller expects to find. In its spa there is a range of different packages to suit the demands of the most weary traveler. The comfortable, relaxed atmosphere attracts guests from all over the world who come here to enjoy the quiet environment, and walk or trek in the wonderful surrounding forests of the valley.
The successful recipe is the philosophy of personalised attention which keeps the guests in high spirits!
Prices range from 98 to 280$ for single rooms, and 91 to 263$ per person in double rooms
There are often special offers, for examples there is a package on offer now for 290$ for 2 people for 3days, 2 nights. Including breakfast, airport transfers, spa treatment, taxes.

email reservation@panamonte.com

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Food and Dining, Spa and Resort, Luxury Travel
  • Written July 21, 2008
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Hostal Boquete

Hostal Boquete has a great location by the river Caldera. It's a comfortable, attractive hotel with fine views to the river and its beautiful surrounding. The rooms are very clean and cozy with good beds, private bathroom and TV with only local channels. The terrace is its strong asset where guests relax listening only to natural sounds and breathing the rejuvenating Boquete fresh air.
It's very near the center so all the shops, banks, restaurants and the bus stop is a short walk from it.
Double rooms are about 30$ .

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Women's Travel, Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written July 22, 2008
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Coffee Estate Inn: Sweet owners and beautiful place

Barry and Jane go all out to make your stay very special. Fresh oranges and squeezer in your kitchen at all times. Fresh roasted coffee from their own plants. Birds, beautiful views and perfect temps.

There are 3 guest houses. Each one has a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room and porch. There is satelite tv. the kitchen has an oven, microwave oven, fridge, french coffee press, electric orange juicer and all pots, pans and tableware.

Dinner has to be ordered and is served in your cabin complete with freshly pressed linens, fresh flowers and candles. They really out do themselves to make your stay special.

Barry and Jane go all out to make your stay very special. Fresh oranges and squeezer in your kitchen at all times. Fresh roasted coffee from their own plants. Birds, beautiful views and perfect temps.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Birdwatching
  • Written October 21, 2006
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Finca Mañana Madera: A Little Piece of Paradise

High above Boquete, on the slopes of Volcan Baru, is this charming little working coffee plantation with a single, elegant guest suite and a delightful host couple that go out of their way to make their guests feel welcome -- Texas hospitality, Panamanian style.

The accommodations are lovely, but my favorite part of Finca Mañana Madera is the Ranchito -- a gazebo situated overlooking a beautiful valley. You can look in one direction and see the estuaries of the Pacific coast in the distance. Look the other direction and see the peak of Volcan Baru dancing in and out of the ever-moving clouds, while hummingbirds sip nectar from flowers at your feet.
It's a great way to spend a few afternoon hours. You may not be able to solve all the world's problems from here, but you can darn sure escape most of them while you relax in a hammock and wonder about the names of the myriad, colorful flowers and birds all around you.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Hiking and Walking, Birdwatching
  • Written November 4, 2009
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Hostal Boquete: At the riverside

David is the helpfull owner. The riversideveiw is excellent

close to city center but quiet, you can rent a scooter here

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written November 7, 2009
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Villa Marita: An odd place to stay

Villa Marita...well you can call it an Inn...or you may call it individual cabinas...or you may call it a B&B... if you opt to pay the additional price for breakfast. It is owned and operated by a Panamanian family who live on the premises. We stayed there in a cabina for two nights in May of 2006. We paid approx $50/night W/O breakfast. The cabina was very spacious, clean and comfortable with a fair sized bath, living area & bedroom. It also had a nice verandah overlooking the valley. This place is out of town about a 5 minute drive. I would only recommend it if you have your own rental vehicle. It is in a country setting, on a plateau on the hillside behind Boquete. Direst Tv with some English channels, refrigerator in room. Free internet computer is available in the main lodge/dining room. The family owns a hydroponic greenhouse of immense proportions on the property where they grow tomatoes and other vegetables commercially. You are free to tour it if staying there and also free tomatoes if you like. What takes away from the Panamanian country side feel is the huge castle built on adjacent property. It is quite a distraction from the rural feel of the area. Some may enjoy the novelty of it, some may not. It was not a problem for us however. We found it odd but amusing.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Arts and Culture, Road Trip
  • Written January 23, 2007
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Isla Verde: ...Get lost right in town

We stayed here in May of 2006 and paid about $45USD total per night. The little cabinas are very charming and clean, Ours had a tiny kitchenette with a small fridge, and a two burner hot plate. It also had a TV but no phone. Breakfast was not included but was available for an additional charge of about $4-5USD. There was a very small loft which I guess could be utilized by families with children. The grounds were immaculately groomed. It is less than a five minute walk to the downtown area where there are some restaurants, and several markets.
The grounds are a bit cramped, the cabinas are scattered about in a random pattern and some are quite close to each other, still it felt rather private once inside the compound and noise was not a problem. In fact, we really didnt feel as though we were in town once within Isla Verde's grounds. Parking is not within the compound area but we had no problem with our rental car, Boquete is a vary safe town. Staff was friendly.

If you arrive by bus this would be a very convenient place to stay as it is right in town.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Road Trip
  • Written February 20, 2007

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Hostal de Mendez: Clean, comfortable place to stay.

Though it is called a Hostel, this place feels more like a bed and breakfast. The second story of this house has three bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen for your use, and two balconys. Downstairs lives the Mendez family, so if you need anything, they're right there. The rooms/bathroom is very clean, and you're given two keys, one to the second floor, and one to your room.

Hostal de Mendez has a very good location. Across the street is a great little place with Italian food and pizza, it is just one block from the river and the grocery store, not to mention the Central Square.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Jungle and Rain Forest, Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written August 4, 2007

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Hostal Boquete: Absolutly great!

This beautiful hostel is located right on Rio Caldera. What a better way to fall asleep in the cool night air than listening to this gorgeous rushing river. The rooms here are clean, the bathrooms are great, and it's one of the few places that have advertised "hot water" and actually had it. As much as it sounds good, when your having your night cap(s) on the patio on the river, resist the urge to climb down and drink the river water (you'll probably regret it).
This, in my opinion, is the best place to stay.

Attentive staff, very safe and secure, great location, beautiful view.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Jungle and Rain Forest, Budget Travel
  • Written August 4, 2007

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Pension Topas: Comfy, Quiet Place to stay

Pension Topas is about 200 meters (700 ft) from the center of town, south of the square. (Back toward David). From Central Park (Parque Central) it is a couple minutes walk or a 35 cent cab ride if you have a lot of stuff with you and can't carry it by hand.
If you have a fear of dogs, be advised, Axel has a female pit bull who hangs in the front yard, her bark is worse than her bite, however, just ignore her and go knock on the front door, if Axel hasn't already come out to greet you.
Axel Schoeb is the owner-operator of the pension, he is very amiable and speaks fluent English and Spanish, besides his native German. I spoke with him in all three during my two-night stay.
If you book a room in advance I would call, as Axel even admitted to me he only checks his e-mails every 3-4 days, so if you e-mail him a reservation, don't expect a fast reply.
See below for contact info.
The pension only offers breakfast mostly during high season (Dec - Apr), we came during rainy season (June) and there were no other guests so there was no breakfast available. Breakfast is always an extra charge, it is not included in the room rate!
But there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. About 2 blocks away, across the main road, is Emily's a bar and grill that had good pollo asado (grilled chicken) it comes with a really nice chimichuri-lime sauce, at a reasonable price.
There is a Romero's Supermarket back toward and a block east of Parque Central which has a good selection if you want to bring you own, there is a patio on the property with dining tables where you can sit and eat.

Gorgeous park-like setting, nicely kept grounds. A creek runs just south of the property, so you have that nice, tranquil running water sound all the time if you stay in the rooms with the private baths.
There are basically three buildings. One has two single rooms Another has four double rooms and a nice covered patio with tables and chairs one can eat your meals at, if you bring your own food, foosball table and some Spanish-language magazines in a rack.
There is another building in the back that has two double rooms with private baths. I had the upper, room seven.
It is comfy, the matress is very firm. There is hot water, but you have to just turn on the hot water tap and let it run for a minute before you get it. Then adjust in the cold so you dont scald yourself! But it was hot!
The only thing I would suggest is that Axel put a ceiling fan in the room. Even tho it is cooler at night up in Boquete, it was rainy season and was very humid, I had the windows and door open at night with a decent breeze and it still was kind of muggy in the room. Maybe during dry season it's not that bad, but it could have been more comfortable.
There is no TV there, so you have to go elsewhere to get a TV fix. There is supposed to be Wi-Fi there, but my laptop didnt detect any wireless connection in my room.
The pool was kind of dirty and unkempt-looking, but it had been pouring and windy most of the time I was there, so who had time to clean the pool with all the rain? It probably looks fine in dry season.
Axel has pained some neat art work using the Tin-Tin characters on the walls of the buildings there.
Prices range from $10 for a single with shared bath to $42 for a double with private bath in high season. I paid $26.40, including tax, per night. (24 + 2.40).
All-in-all I would stay here again, just because it is very comfy and quiet. It is not expensive and I think worth the price. If the room had a ceiling fan I would have rated it a great experience.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Backpacking
  • Written July 8, 2010
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Hostal Bouquete: Hostal Bouqete - Not Bad

Stayed at Hostal Boquete for a couple nights in a room with a private bath. The room was fine, it kind of had hot water (as long as you only barely turned on the water, it would stay hot). Its a great location, great price, and is much cleaner and quieter than many hostels I've stayed in.

On the negative side, service is horribly inconsistent. One day, they arranged a great trip for us to hike in the mountains. The next day, our laundry, which was supposed to take three hours, wasn't ready for 24. Good thing we didn't need them sooner! The worst instance was a couple showed up at 830pm (in the rain) to check in for the evening. Even though they had reservations, there was no staff present for the rest of the evening and no one responded when they called the two posted emergency numbers. Eventually they had to go find another place to stay.

Overall, I'd recommend the place and stay there again, but make sure you get there early and make sure you have the appropriate expectations.

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  • Written December 22, 2008

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