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Other places to visit in Panama : Boquete and San Blas islands
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To enjoy all the treasures of Panama, explore two other places: Boquete and the San Blas Islands
Boquete, a treasure of greenness
60 km from the Costa Rican border, Boquete is a small town enjoying mild temperatures all year round and beautiful mountain landscapes. Perfect if you are looking for peace, relaxation and fresh air, it is also the ideal place to do many outdoor activities: hiking, climbing, zip line but also to relax in hot springs or visit a coffee plantation. Here is the list of all the tested and approved activities we offer you in Boquete
Coffee tour :
Come and discover the secrets to make a good coffee during this 2-hour excursion. You will learn all the steps, how it is grown and how the seeds are processed to give them these subtle flavours. The visit ends, of course, with a tasting of the seeds that you yourself have roasted.
Timetable: from 10am to 12pm or from 2pm to 4pm (variable schedule)
Hanging bridges :
4.5 km circuit including 6 hanging bridges
Stroll through the canopy of the jungle, passing from one point to another by large suspension bridges. A guide will accompany you to help you discover the wonders of the local fauna and flora.
Timetable: 8:30 am - 10:30 am - 1 pm
4.5km circuit including 12 zip lines and 13 platforms
Visit the canopy but with a little more adrenaline through the large zip lines that pass over the jungle and enjoy breathtaking views
Timetable: 8am - 10:30am - 1pm
Three waterfalls hike :
A beautiful hike of about 3 hours to discover the forest and 3 waterfalls, one after the other. Medium level of difficulty. If you are not in good physical condition, you can stop at the second waterfall.
You can go with or without a guide.
Timetable: morning or afternoon
Rates: $7/person entry fee
Discovery of the Baru Volcano :
It takes about 6 hours to reach the top of the volcano and 5 hours to get back down. When the sky is clear, you can see the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea from the summit. The walk is usually done at night to arrive with the sunrise. Medium to difficult level, good physical condition is required for this hike.
Timetable: from midnight to about 11am
Bird watching tour :
Come and observe the 129 species of birds, many of which are endemic, on a jungle hike. It is recommended to wear long pants and sleeves and to have binoculars for observation. Good physical condition required.
Timetable: from 8am
Looking for an hotel in Boquete ? Boquete Tree Trek Hotel
Located above Boquete and thus enjoying mountainous landscapes, Boquete Tree Trek is a family hotel offering a calm and relaxed atmosphere. 7km from Boquete, this eco-resort is close enough for tourists to enjoy the charm of the city but far enough away to be surrounded by nature. As for the accommodation, there is the possibility to choose between individual cabins or hotel rooms
Price : from $93.50/night http://boquetetreetrek.com/
San Blas Islands, a break from the world
Imagine... A paradise island, crystal clear water, white sand and days when you have nothing else to do but enjoy the landscape in the shade of palm trees: welcome to the San Blas Islands.
San Blas is an archipelago composed of 378 islands, only 60 of which are inhabited. You will discover the Kuna people, a population that lives independently as a tribe on these islands, thus preserving their traditions, culture and their own language.
We offer you a full board stay in the San Blas Islands for 2 days and 1 night, all inclusive, to enjoy without stress. Departure is at 5am from your hotel in Panama City and arrival is at 10am in San Blas. You will leave in the afternoon by boat to discover the surrounding islands and spend the night in a typical accommodation. The next day is a free day and the return is at 3pm to arrive at 7pm in Panama City.
Price: $170 + $20 entrance fee / possibility to spend one more day for $45
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