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Mike Vuytowecz of Inside Panama Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Buses and taxis are plentiful in Boquete, or you can buy your own vehicle.  Walking in and around town is an absolute delight.  I own a vehicle with 4x4, so I can access some of the more remote areas, and a simple sedan for running errands.   I also love to walk around town and ride my mountain bike.  Occasionally, I’ll hike to town, buy my groceries, and take a taxi or bus back to my home ( an 8-minute drive for $1.50).
Rommel H. Troetsch of Axioma EG – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Greetings expat community.

The easiest way to get around Boquete is with a Boquete resident because nobody knows Boquete like us.  If your curiosity is for the transportation that you will use my best answer is by car
 
Boquete is a very small town.  You can go anywhere around town by foot but there are also many and very good places to see an they are not in a walking distance. I would take a taxi to take me to any specific place because the buses will leave you in the public streets and some lands have the building or the business you are visiting inside the property so leaving you a few steps from the main door would be more comfortable in a sunny day and more helpful in a rainy day. This way you can also enjoy the ride and enjoy the views that are always amazing.

This is if you are visiting Boquete but if you are planning on staying here you should think about buying a car. Parking in Boquete is free unlike other cities like New York or LA.

This is the most honest answer I can give you and it is based on my own experience and tourist stories that I've heard about. Boquete is a wonderful place and you will love sightseeing here. 

I wish you a very good day.
Rommel Hans Troetsch 



  
John Gilbert of PanamaKeys – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Boquete Flower and Coffee Festival, Boquete, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe best way to get around in Boquete is by cab. Boquete is becoming so popular, and during the high season, traffic can become congested. You would want to stay away from traffic down the main street in Boquete from 3-4:30 PM, just like in the United States.
 
You can get around anywhere in Boquete for a dollar by taking the cab. I’ve done it many times. The nice thing about the cabs in Boquete is that the government requires them to be licensed and to pay for the taxi license. The government requires cabs to be yellow and be in good working order. 
 
Taxis are always easily identifiable because they’re required to be yellow. If a cab’s not yellow, it’s not a cab. Think about any other city where you can go to and get anywhere for a dollar. You can’t replace that- it’s extremely convenient, and there are hundreds of cabs. There’s no way that you’re standing out on the street waiting for a cab for 5-10 minutes as there are five cabs that drive by every minute. To hail a cab, you just raise your arm up and they’ll stop. Taxi drivers love to get us expats.  
 
(Boquete Flower and Coffee Festival, Boquete, Panama, pictured.)
Giselle Leignadier of Hacienda Los Molinos – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Entrance to Los Molinos, near Boquete, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIt’s very easy to get around in Boquete, and you can take many different kinds of transportation to go around town.
 
The taxi fare in Boquete is very cheap. A taxi costs only US 60 cents from Alto Boquete up to the town. This is a collective taxi, where they pick up multiple people along the road and take them to town, which takes around 5 to 7 minutes. You can also rent a car to take you around the different areas of Boquete. It’s easier to do this if you want to take the different loops around town. We also have buses here.
 
It is now very convenient to travel from Boquete to David because we now have a four-lane road. We have a lot of buses taking this route. The four-lane road goes from David, which is the largest city closest to Boquete, up to Boquete. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes from David to Boquete by car.
 
You can also take your bicycle around Boquete but it is not a common means of transportation here in Boquete. We don’t have bicycle lanes here. You could walk around Boquete because the town is really small so you could just walk everywhere. 
 
The advantage of having a car in Boquete is that you can easily go to David to do your grocery shopping. When you have a car here, you could enjoy nature and the scenery even better. You can go around Boquete in a bus and still see nice views but Boquete has different views that you could only see if you are on a private car.
 
Los Molinos, the residential community where I live, is about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the town of Boquete, in between Boquete and David. If you live in Los Molinos, it’s better to have a car.
 
There are a lot of people who drive their cars every single day to David and back to Boquete. You can hitch a ride with them if you don’t want to buy your own car.
 
(Entrance to Los Molinos, near Boquete, Panama, pictured.)
Wee-Yiong Fung of Prestige Panama Realty – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
cloud forest, Boquete hikers – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe best way to go around Boquete itself is by walking because everything is close enough. If we compare it to New York City, three blocks in New York would pretty much be the whole town in Boquete.
 
But if you want to go to the mountains or anywhere outside of the center of town, you would need a car, or you can rent a scooter or a 4-wheel drive in Boquete to go around. The people who live outside of Boquete usually own a car.
 
(Hikers in the higher regions of Boquete don rain gear as they explore the cloud forest, pictured. )
Paul McBride – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
There are a few different ways to get around in Boquete.  If you live near the town center, your feet are probably the best form of transportation.  The temperature is always mild but keep your umbrella handy during the wet season to accommodate the occasional showers that pass through the area.  By walking you save yourself the hassle of finding a place to park.
 
If you’re not inclined to own a car, you have a few good options.   The local public bus system is excellent and you can get to most places you want to go (actually, anywhere in the country) by taking the bus.  However, if you’re not living on a primary road or highway, you’ll have to find a way to make it to the bus routes.  Also, the local buses stop running at around 9pm most evenings. 
 
The other option is to use taxis.  Taxis are plentiful in Boquete but, like most areas of the world, finding a taxi when you need it can be a problem.  With this in mind, most expats who use this option will find a driver who speaks a bit of English so that they can call when they need a ride.
 
Finally, the most convenient way to get around is by owning a car.  Gas costs about the same in Boquete as in the US but other operating costs (like insurance and maintenance) are lower so the total cost of car ownership in Panama is generally less than in the US and Canada.
Roger J. Pentecost of Boquete Valley of Flowers Condos – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
I have lived here for over six years.  Although I own vehicles I find that my tenants who come without vehicles seem to have no problems using the local bus or taxi services. For a community this size there are numerous taxis and buses available. I notice that a good many people still walk all the way into town to do their shopping and then take a taxi home.  For a couple it is less than 2.00 USD. The weather even in rainy season is accommodating to the morning walkers. Our rains usually start around noon or a bit later. By the way we have new cross overs in the area that help prevent  pedestrians from being run over, on the highway in the Alto Boquete area.Road to Boquete from David in Alto Boquete area – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living

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