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Downtown Boquete

Downtown Boquete

Downtown Boquete is a thriving and exciting small town community in the heart of world famous Boquete, Panama.

Boquete's center is full of world-class restaurants, beautiful parks, hotels and inns, fun local bars, spas, and shopping.   It is nestled in a gorgeous mountain valley blessed with countless rainbows and the pretty Caldera river.   People come to Boquete and fall in love with its natural beauty, warm and welcoming people and wide range of activities to enjoy here.

As you pass the tourist center overlooking downtown Boquete, you begin to descend into the stunningly gorgeous Boquete valley.  The town is nestled among beautiful, green mountains.  Flowers line the roadway and after a few moments, the road levels out.  There are occasional shops and restaurants here.  Lovely little houses and a few luxurious estates are here as well.  You pass the road entrance to the fabulous Haven Wellness Resort & Spa behind the trees.

Then you approach the relatively new and quite large Boquete Public Library - privately built and funded by the Lions Club and local families.  Behind the Library and along the River, the brand new Boquete Park is an amazing addition to the town.  The large natural setting is a favorite of locals, tourists and expats alike.  It’s an impressive 20 plus acres of beauty right in downtown Boquete.

A bit more down the street, you pass the newly refurbished Selina hotel, a new hotspot for the creative traveler and then come to the impressive Los Senderos plaza which integrates well with natural surroundings.   Going on, the buildings get closer together and there are rows of restaurants, coffee shops, banks, shops and tour companies.

Just before reaching the newly renovated and lovely Central Park that marks the center of downtown, you pass the Casa Solution real estate office.  Maybe you’ll spot smiling new residents walking out celebrating their new Boquete house or lot purchase. 😊 Along with them are many other smiling people given that Boquete is one of the happiest places in the world.  (Check out the article on this site that cites Gallup on this point.)

On the streets, you will see hardworking Boquetanians chatting and going about their business.  Along with them are Panamanian tourists from other parts of Panama. Boquete is one of, if not the most coveted tourist destinations for Panamanians.  And of course, tourists of all ages from around the world.  With Boquete having a population of about 25,000, perhaps a bit more, you are also likely to spot some of the 3,000 plus expats, many of them retirees who have decided to make Boquete their home.  Along with the retirees are families who see Boquete as a wholesome place to raise their children away from the challenges elsewhere and then there are the forward thinking younger adults who are creating innovative ways to make a good living in an amazing place – perhaps by building and renting out casitas, doing remote work using Boquete’s extensive high speed fiber Internet network, by starting other new businesses or by farming – coffee farming is a particular niche.

Going further into downtown, the restaurants, shops and hostels abound, and then you come to a fork which leads to the historical Panamonte Inn and Spa; a beautiful place with a great restaurant.  On the other side of the river, accessible by a recently built bridge on one side of downtown and a brand new one by the Panamonte on the other, is the Boquete Fairgrounds.  The Fairgrounds is host to some extraordinary annual fairs and festivals.

The Boquete Coffee and Flower Fair is a spectacular event where countless flowering plants grace the Fairgrounds.  It's held in January each year.  The Orchid Fair is a bit smaller but also wonderful and held at the Fairgrounds in March each year, usually under sparkling sun and rainbows together.  What a great setting the Fairgrounds are for these and other events being right along the beautiful Caldera River and in view of towering Volcan Baru.

Downtown is also host to large, exciting parades at different points of the year.  All of the high school children participate in the November parades with most of them playing instruments and marching.  There is also the enchanting night-time Christmas parade … so Fun!

Downtown Boquete has different kinds of property and real estate to choose from too, though they tend to be in high demand.  The options include condominiums in small condo buildings, some condos over storefronts, stand-alone houses of varying sizes and type, and then there are the downtown Boquete residential developments as well as a larger condo building.  Those are the famous Valle Escondido, Panamonte Estates and Valle del Rio.

Valle Escondido is located in its own valley next to and walking distance to downtown Boquete. Valle Escondido is the luxurious residential development credited as a major factor in starting the wave of expats coming to Panama for a better lifestyle. When AARP first announced that Boquete, Panama was one of the best places in the world to retire and the International Living organization declared that Boquete was the number 1 recommended retirement destination for expats, Valle Escondido was in the initial stages of construction and offered a prime lifestyle opportunity.  Valle Escondido boasts a gorgeous mountain valley close to a sweet and friendly town center in a secure, amenity-rich setting.  Enjoy golf, tennis, a work-out in a quality gym, a swim in one of Valle’s indoor or outdoor pools, or a spa treatment right there at the development.  Amenities include a nine hole executive golf course, pro-shop,  hotel, state of the art fitness center, amphitheater, indoor heated swimming/lap pool, outdoor solar heated swimming/wade pools at the hotel, locker/shower rooms with Turkish steam bath, Swedish sauna and Jacuzzi, lounge and bar with game room including billiards and card tables, wedding chapel event room for parties and meetings, miniature golf, racquetball court and tennis court.

Panamonte Estates

Panamonte Estates is a gorgeous gated community located next to the famous Panamonte Inn & Spa, known for its gracious hospitality, antique charm, and exquisite cuisine. The community is the closest development to the heart of downtown Boquete and is the perfect base for exploring the Chiriquí Highlands. The community has glorious gardens and mountain views. It is right next to the famous Panamonte Inn & Spa with its outstanding restaurant and is only a short stroll away from downtown Boquete's restaurant scene making it the ideal location for those looking to experience the best of tranquilty, convenience and genuine beauty. The Panamonte Estates community is made up of just 20 homes, making it a tight-knit community where residents have the opportunity to make new friends quickly. Homes here are in high demand.  The community features two parks, one of which sits on the Caldera river, providing residents with the perfect place to relax and unwind. The parks are landscaped and have pathways that provide lovely strolling. A gentle stream passes through the community providing a gracious water feature. Lots of flowering and tropical plants grace this wonderful community.  Panamonte Estates provides its residents with a sense of community, comfort, and security making it an attractive option for those looking to buy a property in Boquete.

Valle del Rio

Valle del Rio is a modern and convenient option for those looking to buy a condo in downtown Boquete. The complex is located right next to Valle Escondido and just a short walk from Avenida Central, making it perfect for those who want to be close to all the amenities that downtown Boquete has to offer. The complex boasts approximately 10,000 sq ft. of common areas and gardens along a beautiful mountain stream, which provides residents with a serene and peaceful environment. The complex is also equipped with an interior ramp which provides access to all units, making it suitable for all ages. The condos come with one dedicated parking space each and ample additional & visitor parking. Elevator power in the building is backed up with a large electric generator, ensuring safety and convenience for residents. The complex also has a popular restaurant and stream-front bar next door, which is perfect for those who want to enjoy a meal or a drink without having to go far.  Valle del Rio is also popular among vacation renters given its proximity to town and pretty setting, making it easy for you to rent out your condo when you are not using it.  In summary, Valle del Rio is a great option for those looking for a modern and convenient condo in downtown Boquete. With its beautiful mountain and river views, ample amenities and easy access to downtown, it provides a comfortable and enjoyable living experience.

Restaurant Scene

Boquete, Panama boasts a world-class restaurant scene that is sure to tantalize the taste buds of even the most discerning foodie. The town is home to a variety of dining establishments, each offering a unique and delicious culinary experience.  In addition to fine dining and unique establishments, there are also lots of Panamanian style restaurants with tasty fare; many quite affordable.  It’s simply amazing that a mountain town in Panama could have so many excellent culinary options.  There are many others as well as a whole other set of great restaurants outside of downtown too.  These are just a few examples of the downtown options.

Tre Scalini is a true gem of Boquete's dining scene. With its warm and inviting ambiance, this restaurant offers a menu filled with traditional Italian dishes that are sure to delight the palate. From rich and flavorful pasta dishes to perfectly prepared seafood, the food at Tre Scalini is always top-notch.

T’ACH Restaurant at The Panamonte is a stylish and sophisticated dining establishment that offers a menu filled with creative and delicious dishes created by famous chef, Charlie Collins. From expertly prepared meats and fish to mouth-watering desserts, the food at T’ACH Restaurant is sublime. With its elegant decor and impeccable service, this restaurant is the perfect place for a special occasion or a romantic evening out.  Delicious food. Great atmosphere. Also check out the Panamonte’s comfortable yet classy fireplace-warmed bar.

Sugar and Spice is another standout restaurant in Boquete. Now one of the most popular eateries in Boquete, especially with the expatriates, this super bakery has breakfast and fresh lunch sandwiches. With its focus on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, this eatery offers a menu that is both creative and delicious. From sweet treats like waffles and pancakes to savory plates like eggs benedict and avocado toast, there is something for everyone at Sugar and Spice. Try their soup. All the breads and pastries are divine.

Retrogusto is a charming restaurant that offers a menu filled with classic dishes from yesteryear. From hearty soups and stews to classic dishes like pot roast and meatloaf, the food at Retrogusto is both comforting and delicious. The restaurant's vintage decor only adds to its appeal, making it a must-visit for anyone in search of a truly memorable dining experience.

Donde Giselle is a charming bistro that offers a menu filled with flavorful Latin American cuisine. From spicy tacos and enchiladas to delicious empanadas and tamales, the food at Donde Giselle is always a hit. With its relaxed and inviting atmosphere, this restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely meal with friends or family.

Apizza is a trendy and chic little restaurant that offers a menu filled with delicious and inventive pizzas. From classic Margherita pizzas to creative toppings like truffles and smoked salmon, the pizza is delicious and fun. With its stylish decor and lively atmosphere, this restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a fun night out with friends or family.

Punto de Encuentro is a charming and cozy restaurant that offers a menu filled with delicious and authentic Latin American cuisine. Enjoy mouth-watering empanadas and tamales to spicy tacos and flavorful soups. With its warm and inviting atmosphere, this restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely breakfast with outside dining.

On the north end of downtown is La Posada. This historic and remodeled restaurant and bar has dishes from Argentina, the owner’s origin, great pizza and a complete menu. Take a look at the amazing back room with space for special events and big windows with wonderful views. A playful place, La Posada offers a menu filled with delicious and expertly prepared dishes. From perfectly grilled steaks and fish to mouth-watering desserts, there are lots of great options; pizza too. With its stylish decor and impeccable service, this restaurant is the perfect place for a special occasion or a family meal.

Overall, Boquete's large and diverse restaurant scene is a delight and another reason why so many new residents decide to make Boquete their new home.

Please take a look at the current Downtown listings for sale below which often include luxury homes, condominiums, land development opportunities, residential development houses, gated community duplexes, mansions, commercial plazas, hotels, and houses in upscale new gated communities for sale.

The professional team at Casa Solution stands ready to serve as your real estate agency for the successful purchase or sale of property in Boquete, Panama.

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What To Love
  • Vibrant Small Town in Gorgeous Valley
  • Lots and Lots of Great Restaurants
  • Tourist Destination
  • Coffee and Flower Festival
  • Spas
  • Several Great Parks
  • Thriving Expat Community
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