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Panama: Boquete and the Chiriquí Highlands

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Inland from David on the sultry coast, the highlands of Chiriquí province provide a welcome relief from the humidity. The cool mountain air, rugged mist-shrouded hills, Alpine forests and boulder-strewn rivers come together to create a delightful landscape, while the fertile volcanic soils produce an abundance of coffee and citrus fruits. Visitors flock to the attractive town of Boquete, a centre for outdoor adventures. The volcano Barú (3,475m) looms above the town and River Caldera runs through a steep gorge, while the La Amistad National Park straddles the border with Costa Rica with hiking trails, bathing pools and waterfalls.

Our holidays to Boquete and the Chiriquí Highlands

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Panama City

Signature Panama: Canal, wildlife and beach

Private journey

10 days from £1,998pp


Alcion: Central America Discovery

Group tour

22 days from £2,938pp

Spot Wildlife in Coastal Rainforest

Signature Costa Rica and Panama: The Caribbean route

Private journey

14 days from £2,761pp


Explore and Relax Costa Rica and Panama Coast: Pacific route

Private journey

13 days from £2,949pp

Things to do in Boquete and the Chiriquí Highlands

Go White-water Rafting

Go white-water rafting in Panama

Coffee Plantation in Boquete Panama

Take a Panamanian coffee tour

Horse Ride beneath a Volcano

Horse riding below a Panamanian volcano

hanging bridges in boquete

Hanging bridges and ziplines

Our insider tips for Boquete and the Chiriquí Highlands

Rafe Stone

Rafe Stone

The thrills and spills of a white-water ride or kayak trip on River Chiriquí, where rapids range from a gut-wrenching grade 5 down to a gentle paddle at grade 2.
Sophie Barber

Sophie Barber

Spotting one of Central America’s most dazzling and elusive birds, the quetzal, in the woods close to the coffee farm Finca Lérida, a great base for a countryside stay.

What our experts say

I really recommend the waterfall hike. You take a short hanging rope bridge over a river and climb some steep steps. The hike affords lovely views of the valley floor and mountains opposite.  The first fall view is very pretty with butterflies and epiphytes all around. Another 15 minutes on a muddy trail leads to the second waterfall in which you can swim.  Unfortunately I didn’t have the time to make it to the third but all in all it's a very nice way to spend a morning .

Rafe Stone

Rafe Stone

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