Boquete News

Boquete Coffee Selling for $75 per Cup in San Francisco – Boquete Coffee Breaks World Record at Auction

Boquete’s premium coffee is world-renowned.   It regularly breaks world records for highest prices paid on the world market.   There are many local producers who vie for top coffee each year.  This year’s winner was produced in beautiful Alto Quiel, Boquete. Many Casa Solution clients choose to cultivate coffee on their Boquete, Panama properties.  You can Read More

Sue Gaylord’s Review of Casa Solution

“ Since I was making a transition from Greece to Panama, It was tricky getting the information to Casa Solutions as well as the deposits required.  The staff was very helpful and patient as we worked thru the difficulty of transferring American funds from Greece.   They negotiated holding the property for me for 5 months Read More

Casa Solution is the Winner – Best of Boquete – Real Estate Company

Casa Solution is grateful to be the recipient of the Best of Boquete award for Best Real Estate Company. This is the second time in a row Casa Solution has won the award and is the sole recipient since the award was first offered. Thank you Boquete!  You are the Best! We will continue to Read More

$12.27 Million “Green” Convention Center For Boquete!

Boquete’s enormous new convention center is moving ahead.  News has come that the central government has accepted bids for construction of the new center submitted by four companies.  This was an important milestone toward the beginning of construction. The new Boquete convention center will be located in Alto Boquete close to the canyon that looks Read More

$3.37 Million Dollars Just Approved for Quick Boquete, Panama Road Improvements

$3.37 million is quite a lot of money for road improvements in Boquete.    The town will shine after all of those upgrades and repaving. The last couple of years have seen many of the local roads affected by the extensive $22.5 million water system improvements currently underway.  That enormous investment in Boquete’s infrastructure is moving Read More

Casa Solution in the New York Times – House Hunting in Panama, August 2018

Casa Solution was once again interviewed by the New York Times regarding real estate in Panama. We are grateful to the excellent writer, Alison Gregor, and are proud to have been chosen to provide information for the article. Casa Solution was also featured in this prior New York Times article about House Hunting in Boquete. Read More

MAJOR PROPERTY TAX REDUCTIONS – Biggest Panama Real Estate News in Years – Law Signed by Panama President – Your Questions Answered – MAYORES REDUCCIONES DE IMPUESTOS A LA PROPIEDAD – Respuestas a sus preguntas

On October 17, 2017, Panama’s President signed into law astonishing changes to Panama’s property tax rates.   These reductions are expected to have a major impact on Panama real estate. We’ve been asked a lot of questions about what the law says and how each property owner will be personally affected.  This article will answer many Read More

“Boquete Isn’t Back, it’s Just Better Than Ever” – Luxury Blog Features Boquete, Panama

Boquete is increasingly seen as a luxury destination for tourists as reflected in this attention from a premiere luxury travel blog.  Luxury travel destinations can also be super places to live and own a home.  Premiere travel locations like Boquete have great amenities and so many fun things to do for residents. Boquete has wonderful Read More

BIG NEWS ON PANAMA & CHINA! – Chinese Visa Limits Lifted – Panama Recognizes One China – A Chinese Train Between Panama City & David? – $165 Million Chinese Port Deal Announced

Just this past summer, Panama’s President announced a stunning geopolitical move.  After many years of close relations with Taiwan, Panama has ended relations with Taiwan and embraced China. The implications for Panama and Panama’s real estate market are immense.  We are already just beginning to see Panama reap the benefits of the China – Panama Read More

Boquete “Real Estate & Retirement Hotspot” & Casa Solution featured in the Luxury Latin America Top Travel Site

We are proud to have contributed to this great article on Boquete from the top luxury travel website for Latin America.  Several Casa Solution listings were featured including: One of the Finest Estate Houses in Boquete, Panama Incredible Estate House with Glorious Gardens in Valle Escondido, Boquete Impressive Mountain Residence Near  The Quetzal Trail The Read More

New Commercial Plaza Under Construction in Downtown Boquete – Los Senderos

People have been wondering about what is under construction in a prime Boquete downtown location.  Well, here it is…. Los Senderos, an impressive commerical development on the former site of Boquete Country Inn. Economic development boost: This is another boon for Boquete; a substantial and attractive commercial plaza right in the middle of downtown.  Even Read More

$18 Million in Major Boquete Investments Announced: New Bridge, New Road & More

This new bridge near the center of downtown Boquete next to the famous Panamonte Hotel will provide easier access for everyone into town.  It comes at the same time that the new area-wide water system is in process of being implemented.  President Varela visited Boquete to announce the start of construction of the new bridge Read More

New $3.5 million University Headquarters in Boquete’s Rapidly Developing Commercial Zone

Many Panamanians believe in higher education.    Young Panamanians often work in day jobs while going to University at night.  They study to become accomplished business people, engineers, accountants, attorneys, computer programmers, teachers and many other specialties.   It is impressive how many achieve bachelor level and advanced degrees. Several significant universities serve these Chiriqui Province’s Read More

Casasolution.com Breaks Record with an Amazing 1,392,421 Pageviews

We are proud to announce that the new Casasolution.com website has exceeded all expectations with 1,392,421 individual page views in just the last 18 months. Visitor traffic was measured for the period of July 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016. Casasolution.com is by far the most visited real estate website in the region.  Hundreds of Read More

Moving Overseas Growing Trend – Boquete Featured as “Hot Spot for American Retirees” by AP

The trend is undeniable.  Today’s retirees are more adventurous, healthier and seeking new experiences  more than ever before.  Millions of retirees are now considering how they can get the most enjoyment as they enter their new liberated phase of life. Modern advances have made staying in touch with people back home simple, even free.  Instant Read More

$100 million for Chiriqui & Bocas del Toro Bananas! – Economic Boon for the Region

The contract with Del Monte for a $100 million investment in banana production has been approved.   This deal with Del Monte, if fully realized, will bring back an enormous economic driver to Panama.  It will especially bring even more sustained growth surges to an already thriving Chiriqui Province. David, Panama will see significant increased activity Read More

What’s Selling in Boquete? 54 Examples of Recent Sales by Casa Solution

These are just a few examples of the many houses and properties recently sold by the Casa Solution team.  Casa Solution sells more Boquete area properties than all of the other agencies combined.  Why go to anyone else? Most of the below properties are linked to more information.  Prices shown are the final asking prices Read More

Massive Expansion Planned for Main Road to Volcan

The main road between the Pan American Highway and Volcan is about to see a massive expansion project.  The road will change from two lanes to four (meaning two lanes in each direction).  Until now, the road to beautiful Volcan / Cerro Punta has meant if you get behind a slow moving vehicle such as Read More

New Boquete Convention Center – Amador Convention Center to Be Completed

The central government recently announced that the striking new Amador Convention Center in Panama City would be completed.  Its construction had stalled in the change of administrations.  The redesigned Center will make Panama one of the prime destinations for large conventions in Central America.  It is anticipated to be completed in 2018 with an investment Read More

New Boquete to Volcan Road

  Nearly a decade ago, it was announced that a road would be built between Boquete and Volcan.  The original “Ruta Sur” was to go through Palmira into Potrerrillos Arriba and then to the main road and on to Volcan.  The work began and an impressive new paved route wound its way past Boquete Country Read More

USA Today Features Boquete / Panama Coffee Dominance plus Tourism

Boquete Panama produces the finest specialty coffee in the world.  Volcan offerings have also sometimes taken the top spot.  The region’s coffee is highly sought after.  Tastings and coffee tours have become a popular attraction in the area.  It is a unique gift of talent and generations of experience combined with perfect conditions in the Read More

New $12 Million Boquete Public Hospital – Also Available to Expats

Boquete residents benefit greatly from proximity to David’s health and other resources.  With the new four lane road, David is only 20-30 minutes away.  Meanwhile as David is seeing major hospital resource upgrades, Boquete will also soon have a new local public health facility.  More than half complete, Policlínica de Boquete – Chiriquí is conveniently Read More

David Panama Major Public Hospital Expansion

The public hospital system in Chiriqui is seeing a major expansion.  There has long been a towering children’s and maternity Hospital Jose Domingo de Obaldia in David that was donated to Panama by Taiwan as a good will gesture.  Most the region’s children are born there. Now a huge expansion adjacent to the children’s hospital Read More

Hospital Chiriqui – Huge Expansion Project in 2016

   Infrastructure investment in Panama has not only included roads, bridges and utilities.  The country’s healthcare infrastructure has benefited from Panama’s impressive and sustained economic growth. Most attention to Panama’s status as a popular high quality low cost healthcare destination has gone to Panama City.  As Panama’s single big metropolis, the largest hospitals are located Read More

Progress Report – The New Baseball Stadium – David

The stadium construction project has begun.  Demolition of the old stadium is underway. In its place will be an impressive new sports arena which will become the most modern in Panama.  The location of this project is just over the bridge into David when coming from Boquete and close to the Pan American highway. It Read More

Celebration Boquete! and the Amazing Gran Cabalgata

Boqueteños know how to party.  There are many fairs, special events, parades and celebrations throughout the year.  Besides the awesome natural beauty and warm culture that attract people to Boquete, events like this one attract tourists and new residents from around the world. This year’s 2016 celebration for Boquete’s 105th birthday in April was a Read More

Something Incredible Is Happening in David, Panama

A new major mall, transportation center and new sports facilities including large baseball & soccer stadiums are in the works. The David airport has been greatly expanded along with daily direct flights from Tocumen. Commercial buildings of mixed use are emerging from the ground left and right. Residential homes of high quality are being built Read More

Boquete Fair a Huge Success – Next Up … Jazz & Blues Festival, David Fair and Orchid Expo

The Boquete Flower and Coffee Fair is a fun cultural event that provides an annual windfall to the town.  Boquete was quite busy this year as over 144,000 people attended. Boquete Tree Trek even brought in a zip line to promote their nearby world-class zip line experience.  See the person hanging in mid-air over the Read More

New Public, Tourism and Handicraft Market Opens in Boquete

Boquete proudly inaugurated the new $1.5 million Market on January 15, 2016.   President Varela, the Ambassador of the Republic of Taiwan, Boquete Mayor Emigdio Vásquez and many other luminaries attended the celebration. The President cited the market as a great example of cooperation between the federal and local governments across party lines and with transparency. Read More

The Malaysian Insider Names Boquete 1 of 7 Destinations to Visit in 2016

Welcome to the people of Malaysia. We look forward to seeing you here in Boquete. Boquete is a wonderful tourist destination. The world is continuing to discover our precious little hamlet with coffee culture and tasting one of the many attractions. This article touting Boquete is making its way through multiple Asian publications. “7 underrated Read More

$31 Million for Chiriqui Sports – Includes Major Fútbol / Soccer & Baseball Stadiums

Panama is investing in Chiriqui sports. Stadiums and Ballparks will be sprouting throughout Chiriqui Province as 28 projects bring playing fields and facilities throughout the region. Panama is a land of athletes and Chiriqui has consistently produced some of the best athletes in Panama. Now they will have more quality facilities to help them realize Read More

Boquete Independence Day Parades a Success

November is a month of celebrations and Independence Days for Panamanians. Boquete is host to some of the most exciting parades of the season.  Panamanians from all over the country and tourists pour into our little pueblo for fun and revelry. This year, Casa Solution had the privilege of sponsoring the award-winning marching band from Read More

Amazing Star Gazing & SETI in Boquete

  The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence has a friend in Boquete. Boquete is a wonderful place for star gazing.  Clear nights here provide minimal light pollution.  That translates to amazing star studded skies from your home’s balcony or yard.   It’s wonderful to see the Milky Way in all it’s glory.  Boquete is a beautiful spot Read More

Condé Nast on Where to See the Atlantic & Pacific at The Same Time

A defining characteristic of Boquete is majestic Volcan Baru, Panama’s tallest peak at 11,397 feet. (3,474 meters). Thousands of tourists descend upon Boquete each year to reach the summit. They enjoy incredible views and, weather permitting, the site of both oceans from the peak. The trail is accessible to the novice hiker in good shape Read More

David Panama’s Huge New $180 Million “Federal Mall” is a Go – Update: Transport Center May Not Be Moved

Casa Solution has confirmed with the developer, Grupo Los Pueblos, that Federal Mall is a go.  Think Albrook Mall next to the bus station and Marcos A. Gelabert Airport in Panama City.  This project was to follow the same concept, a huge mall next to a key transportation center.  It’s no coincidence that the developer Read More

President Varela in Boquete – Gives Order to Begin $22.5 Million Water Distribution / Treatment Project

It is really happening.  The enormous water distribution project for Boquete is now underway. You might recall our announcement of this project last January along with astonishment at the level of investment. While the number has been shaved a bit to $22.5 Million, it remains a huge amount. It is an exciting development to see Read More

Boquete Early Retirement in U.S. News & World Report

The allure of retirement in an exotic tropical destination is something many people dream of, but until recently, few people had the courage and vision to do.  That is changing. What was once considered unusual and odd is now hip.  For some the move is a temporary, yet indefinite adventure – to relocate and have Read More

$30 million Convention Center Proposed for David, Panama

Photo is from El Informe article about the recently rebuilt Central Park – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in the center of David, Panama A big convention center in David would be an exciting development.  It is in the proposal phase and so it is not yet clear how likely this project will come to fruition. Read More

Happy Birthday Boquete – Celebration plus Grand Equestrian Parade – 104 on April 11th

The streets were full this past weekend of fun-loving Boqueteños in honor of the 104th birthday of the founding of Boquete. The mayor unveiled a new statue near the entrance to town in honor of those who have worked so hard to make the town the jewel it is today.  Their hard work and dedication along Read More

Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival Biggest Ever, David Feria Underway, Next – Orchid Festival

  Boquete was humming with visitors for the 2015 Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival last month. This year’s festival was a big success.  The town was full of music and fun lovers. Another reason why so many people in Boquete are so happy. Links to hundreds of photos and videos of the festival   Currently Read More

Boquete, Panama featured in the New York Times

Boquete has long been a place of fascination consistently drawing international attention.  The beauty of the mountain location coupled with the exotic Panama environment is captivating.  That so many foreigners are drawn here is a source of curiosity and admiration to the millions of those who think about what life could be like if only Read More

Lost in Paradise – Myles’ and Martina’s Parrot

On Monday, we received an email notice from News Boquete that Myles and Martina had lost their parrot.  They had raised it from near birth and now it was gone.  Here’s the notice: Lost Parrot  Area of Los Naranjos. If you see our parrot, please call Myles  We raised her from a baby. Thanks for Read More

Boquete Flowers and Coffee Fair a Huge Success

The mayor’s office confirmed that attendance this year was 145,604 people well up from 133,288 last year.  The annual fair which lasted eleven days is a popular draw for Panamanians. It takes place just across the Caldera river in the center of town.   It is the biggest fair of the year so the town Read More

Casa Solution in the New York Times

A few weeks ago, Casa Solution was approached by the New York Times to do an article about the amazing growth of Boquete and a featured listing. Our staff engaged in interviews and coordinated the site visit as well as the photo-shoot in Valle Escondido conducted by the New York Times photographer. The article appeared Read More

David Panama’s Catholic Bishop Elevated To Cardinal – Learned the news by Whap’s Ap

“Pope Francis has put his stamp firmly on the Roman Catholic Church by naming 20 new cardinals from countries as diverse as Ethiopia, Vietnam and Panama” – UK Telegraph Another impressive step by the new Pope.  His warmth and progressive statements are making waves and winning hearts. For a small city like David to have Read More

Copa Update – The Flights To David Have Arrived

Now Two Flights Everyday – Wow! The first Copa flights arrived in David last week  … a milestone for Chiriqui area tourism and development. Thanks to a thoughtful reader R.T. who let us know that the Copa Panama City to David flight times actually vary a bit depending on the day of the week. And Read More

$142 million on two Boquete projects? What’s going on?

When I told my wife about the plan to invest $25 million into solving Boquete’s water issues, I asked her “Do you think they can really do that?” She’s Panamanian, born and raised in David with clear insights into the ways of Panama.  Her answer was “Well, if they can do the road, (meaning the Read More

$25,000,000 New Water System Coming to Boquete

This is an amazing number, the kind of number necessary to completely transform the water distribution and treatment system in Boquete. “It’s all about the water” When I first arrived to Panama, my father took me out on to his property. I recall he turned to me and said, “Son, it’s all about the water. Read More

Boquete Pride – Boquete Students Win Major National Band Competition Against Much Older Students

click here for the video on TVN We are proud to announce that El Buen Pastor, a Boquete school, has won the major national band competition, Sonando por la Patria. The win was even more impressive because it pitted the Boquete school of 6th to 10th graders against all the high schools of Panama with Read More

Copa Update – Flight Schedule, Pricing and Press Release

Panama City to David Flight Schedule Note: Please confirm flight times when booking.  Some days during the week are now being scheduled at slightly different times. Morning Flights Panama City (Tocumen) to David         departs 7:55 am    arrives 8:59 am David to Panama City (Tocumen) to David         departs 9:29 am    Read More

Copa Update – Book Your Flight Now 14 flights a Week to David Start January 15th

As predicted, the request has been granted. Copa flights will come into David from Panama City’s Tocumen International starting January 15, 2015.  That’s just a couple of weeks away. We are already seeing the impact on the Boquete real estate market. It seems that “busy season” has arrived early. Boquete is abuzz with upbeat buyers Read More

Updated – It’s Happening – Schedule Announced – Big News: Copa Plans 14 flights a Week to David

Now announced – Copa will start the flights  between Panama City Tocumen and David, Panama on January 15, 2015.  Schedule is: Morning Flights Panama City (Tocumen) to David         departs 7:55  am   arrives 8:59 am David to Panama City (Tocumen) to David         departs 9:29 am   arrives 10:20 am Afternoon Flights Read More

October 9, 2014 Casa Solution Newsletter

Click here for the October 9, 2014 Casa Solution Real Estate Newsletter In this issue: Panama Canal Expansion Video Canal Big Deal for US Engineers Panama’s Credit Rating Lost in Paradise  Panama Relocating Animals    A New Free Trade Agreement Coffee Prices Hit 2 Year High Great Deals of the Month Over 80 Exclusive Listings Read More

September 24, 2014 Casa Solution Real Estate Newsletter – Boquete is the World’s Happiest Place

  Click here for the September 24, 2014 Casa Solution Real Estate Newsletter   In this edition: In this Issue: Gallup Video Explains …         “Panama Leads the World in Wellbeing” Is Boquete the World’s Happiest Place?   $35 Billion in Infrastructure Coming New Museum “Craziest Building Yet”    Rudy Giuliani vs. Noreiga – It’s Read More

September 15, 2014 Casa Solution Real Estate Newsletter

Click here for the September 15, 2014 Casa Solution Real Estate Newsletter   In this edition: The New Website    Starbucks is Coming Buyers opting for “more progressive” Panama Ride the first Subway in Latin America Panama Leads Latin American Growth Great Deals of the Month Over 80 Exclusive Listings Over 400 Boquete Area Listings 3D Read More

Wonderful Boquete Fairs, Parades and Events

Starting in the first week of November, we enter holiday season in Boquete and that means lots of parades and fairs from now through April of next year. November is about independence and patriotism. The streets of Boquete swell with cheerful people as proud citizens and students march, dance and play instruments in impressive formations.  Read More

Coffee Bean Prices Hit 2 year high and headed higher

Boquete and Volcan are coffee country. These areas in Chiriqui produce most of the coffee grown in Panama.  When driving through the hills and hiking the trails of Boquete you see lots of the rich green leaves and, in the right time of year, the bursting red berries or flowering coffee bushes.  The coffee farms Read More

Is Boquete the World’s Happiest Place?

Panama Wins Happiness Again in 2014! Gallup, the respected international polling organization, interviewed 1,000 people in each of 148 countries throughout the world to measure people’s happiness with the results released in December 2012. Panama incredibly earned the distinction of the number 1 happiest place in the world. Fast forward to 2014 and Panama does Read More