Boquete offers a lot of fun day trips and hiking, rock climbing, zip lining, and more.
There are several loop trips one can take in the hills around Boquete.
One of our favorites is the Bajo Mono loop. There are many fun stops and sights to be seen without hiking. There is a magnificent climbing wall
and various tour companies in Boquete have the equipment to take folks on a fun filled adventure.
For us, viewing the formation was very satisfying.
We did see several metal hooks in the wall that are permanent and can run ropes for the adventurous at heart.
A little farther along the loop is a wonderful waterfall
that we visited several times both as tourists then as tour guides.
Even farther is a castle that was being built by someone for his wife. Legend has it that his wife died and the castle has been abandoned
and just sitting vacant since then.
Then near the top of the loop is Finca Lerida
where there is a B&B and a wonderful restaurant with a relaxing, peaceful view.
There are herb gardens outside the restaurant where they grow their own herbs used in the preparation of the delicious meals served there.
We were so glad to have a wonderful lunch there one day.
One day we went to El Explorador.
This is a whimsical garden full of characters and scenes with inspirational quotes along the way.
We had fun with our translators since none of the quotes were in English.
We also took three different day trips to check out the beach areas within driving distance. One was a tour by Explora Ya, a local business whose motto is “We don’t sell tours, we provide experiences.” We took a van to Boca Chica then hopped on a boat for whale watching
and lunch on Volano Island where we swam, snorkeled and had a wonderful time.
Another day we did about a 2-1/2 hour tour to Las Lajas beach which is a beautiful beach and had lunch at the very nice resort there.
Our last beach trip was to Los Olas
which is about 60-90 minutes away where we enjoyed a walk on the beach and a wonderful lunch at the resort. There is a gated community along the beach
and the start of phase one of a three tower condo development, phase one of which is anticipated to be complete in 2-3 years. This is certainly an area we will keep an eye on. It is only 30-40 minutes to all the shopping one could want in David. The only drawback is that it’s not a good swimming beach
as there are very dangerous riptides and the waves can be quite threatening. We were warned by many locals that this beach can kill you.
There is another castle just outside Boquete
that overlooks a beautiful hillside of coffee beans growing. We heard this castle is for sale for $1.5 million.
Here’s an opportunity for you.
We really enjoyed our time in Boquete and made many friends we will surely see again but the temps there were a little too cool for our taste and we really missed the beach.
Next stop, Costa Rica, coming soon!!!!