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“What a great library”

Biblioteca de Boquete
Ranked #12 of 45 things to do in Boquete
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Owner description: The library opened its doors in February 2012 as the first lending library in Panama. The modern 3 story stone and glass building is a distinguished addition to the Boquete landscape. Free wi-fi and computers with internet are available, while the 3rd floor art gallery features monthly displays from local artists. Check the online calendar for concerts and activities. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
French Polynesia
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122 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“What a great library”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Not often that I say that! But walking by and seeing the great design I had to stop for a look. Nice art exhibit on the top floor. Worth a walk down and look

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Chouliha
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A modern comfortable library”
Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

A great place to relax. Comfy couches. Strong WiFi. Attentive librarians. Could use some more English books but this is Panama. Even has WiFi you can get outside when the library is closed. Walkable from anywhere in Boquette.

1 Thank Ronen S
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David, Panama
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214 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“One of the best things to happen to Boquete thanks to expats!”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

This is a million dollar library in a country that would normally have a library, if it even had a library, in an old house of sorts.

The staff here are great and helpful, the book selection is really good and always getting better and the kids are is super.

If you haven't yet joined the library, please go there and do so. It takes only a few minutes and is open to all.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank tarzantheman
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Delray Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unique in Central America!”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Great selection of speaking English and Spanish speaking books -- fiction and nonfiction - in a spacious, modern building with wifi throughout.When we visit any new town, we try to take a look at the library. We've seen nothing to compare to the selection and facilities that the Boquete Biblioteca has!

Visited January 2014
1 Thank hereswhatsgoing
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Calgary, Canada
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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful library with good programs”
Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

Recently attended another art showing on the top floor. Excellent local artists both showing and selling various art objects at very reasonable prices. The building is very new and well presented and is a very peaceful place to read or do some work. Lots of students use the facility and they have both Spanish and English books as well as current newspapers and periodicals. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank 587Canuck
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