All about Boquete

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Territory and Population

Territory: 488.4 km²
Population : 22,435 (2010 census)
Capital: Bajo Boquete
Corrections:
- Lower Boquete        -Jaramillo 
- Alto Boquete        -The Orange trees
- Boiler             -Palmira
Altitude: Varies from 1000 to 2800 meters
Language : Spanish and English in tourist places.

Weather

 
Temperature: 14 ° C to 28 ° C or 57.2 ° F to 82 ° F in Temperate weather.
 
Season:
Dry (Summer) (high season): Mid December to early April (varies dates) of 16 ° C  at 30 ° C or 60 ° F to 86 ° F, lots of breeze and wind, cool and sunny. Casual drizzle or Bajareque, perfect for rainbows.
Rainy (Winter) (low season): April to Mid-December (dates vary) from  14 ° C to 28 ° C or 57.2 ° F to 82 ° F, usually sunny in the mornings and it starts to rain after noon. 

How to get to Boquete

From:

Panama City: Inter-American Highway / Approx: 6-8 hrs 480 kms or 298 miles

Pedasí:  Inter-American Highway /    

  Approx: 4-6 hrs / 374 km or 232 miles

From:

Bull's mouths:  Almirante - Gualaca / Approx: 3-4 hrs / 179 kms or 111 miles

Santa Catalina:  Inter-American Highway / Approx. 3-4 hrs / 274 kms or 170 miles

From:

Panama City: Two Buses = 7-8hrs

Panama- David: They leave every hour $ 15- $ 18

David- Boquete: Every 15 min $ 1.75

Pedasí:  Taxi + 3 buses: 7-9 hrs

Taxi: Pedasí to Chitré - prices vary

Chitré bus to Santiago: every 15 min / $ 2- $ 4

Bus Santiago to David: every 3 hrs / $ 6- $ 9

Bus David to Boquete: every 15 min / $ 1.75

From:

Bocas del Toro: Two Buses: 5-6 hrs

Bus Almirante to David: every hour $ 5- $ 9

Bus David to Boquete: every 15 min / $ 1.75

Santa Catalina:  Four Buses: 6-8 hrs

Santa Catalina to Soná: * ONLY THREE BUSES * 5: 00/12: 00 / 16:00 - $ 4- $ 6

Soná a Santiago: every 20 min / $ 2- $ 3

Bus Santiago to David: every 3 hrs / $ 6- $ 9

Bus David to Boquete: every 15 min / $ 1.75

What to  Bring...

Power adapter: American / Canada style / 110V / 60Hz
  Season:
Dry (Summer): Light coat or windbreaker, sunglasses. comfortable and trekking shoes, sunscreen, skin cream.
Rainy (Winter) (low season): rain coat, rain boots or waterproof shoes  or waterproof, mosquito repellent.
 
For unlocked phones : Movistar, Digicel, Claro and Más Movil are our telecommunications services. They all offer good plans for DATA 4G and calls, if your stay is long it is a good idea to buy a SIM CARD. $ 5- $ 10 sim card with DATA and calls.

Security and health

Boquete is considered a fairly safe city with a good emergency system.
- Police: 104
-Firefighters: 103
-Sinaproc: * 335


Health:

Boquete has:
-Public Clinics: Social Security Fund and MINSA
-General and Specialized Private Clinics, Dental and clinical laboratories.

-Hospitales at 40mins: Regional Chiriquí, Obaldia, Mae Lewis, Chiriquí and no number of clinics in the city of David.

Attractions and Holidays

- Town of Boquete

-CEFATI (Tourism Center and Viewpoint)
-Fair of Flowers and Coffee

-Such paths  such as: Los quetzales, Pipeline, Bajo Mono Campingsite, Lost Waterfalls, ¨Piedra de Lino, Pianista, Artillery, Cerro la India Vieja, Volcán Barú, among others.

-Coffee and its varieties, Geisha, Catuai, Criollo, Pacamara, etc.

-Adventure excursions, bird watching, whitewater rafting, canopy, horseback riding, among others.

-International and Local Restaurants, supermarkets, bank, cafes, bars and park

Holidays:

Jan 1        YEAR  NEW       

Jan 9         MARTYRS DAY    

March 2         SATURDAY OF CARNIVAL        

March 3         SUNDAY OF CARNIVAL      

Mar 4        CARNIVAL MONDAY      

March 5        TUESDAY OF CARNIVAL   

Mar 6       ASH WEDNESDAY