At an altitude of 3,600 feet, in one of the most mountainous regions of Central America, lies Boquete, about thirty minutes out from the town of David, in Panama.  One of the most essential aspects of Boquete’s identity lies in its climate, the precipitation in particular: during the town’s rainy season, a mist falls everyday that, while producing invincible rainbows, fails to even wet people on the ground.  An ideal tourist destination and retirement locale, the area is also defined by its beautiful outdoors as much as by its landmarks and products.

The main tourist attraction at Boquete would be Volcan Baru National Park, a 35,000-acre preserve of enormous biodiversity and tropical landscape.  There are certain birds and flowers here that can only be seen in Boquete.  The rainforest is suffused with volcanic remains from an eruption that took place long before this area was even inhabited by humans; trails within this nature sanctuary lead to Baru itself.  Trips up Baru can be undertaken in 45 minutes via a 4X4, or in four hours by foot.  

Another beautiful and popular outdoors stop in Boquete would be the Mi Jardin es su Jardin (“My Garden is Your Garden”) estate.  Set against the city’s main street, the floral vistas to be taken in here are hard to beat anywhere else.