The Rio Calderon runs through Boquete, during rainy season it is very rapid and exciting to see.
If you walk south from town, down calle 1 about a kilometer (half a mile or so), off to the left is one of those cable suspension bridges over the river. I walked across it and took some pics of the river. You get some nice views of the surrounding hills from this location.
The Sendero los Quetzales trail goes around Volcan Baru between Boquete and Cerro Punta. It is just short of 4 miles but gets pretty difficult at times. There are some stream crossings. They had been washed out in some flooding just before we got there so we didn't go the whole way. We were planning on driving anyway to our other lodge in Cerro Punta.
It was quite cold and damp so be prepared if you want to do this.
We went out to the Parque Nacional Volcan Baru in search of the Quetzal.
The 14,300 hectare park is home to abundant wildlife. At lower elevations it is good for birwatching and the resplendent quetzal is often seen here.
The lady that we rented our cabin from has seen one the week before in this park.
She drove us up very early and found a guide to lead us on a tour. We saw some terrific views but no quetzals.
It was a very windy rainy day so we didn't see many birds at all.
Driving around the circle outside of Boquete you will see fences lined with bright red flowers. Where you see the flowers, you will also see the hummingbirds.