The best things to do in and around Boquete include several outdoor activities. If you’re an outdoor person, there’s no better place to be than right here in Boquete. In Boquete, you’ll see professional cyclists that you would see in the United States riding through the volcano, and up the gradual slope of the mountain.
Other interesting activities in Boquete include hiking, chasing waterfalls, fishing, and climbing and experiencing the summit at Volcan Baru, which is the volcano in Boquete that’s a central fixture in our landscape or in our horizon no matter where you are here in our province at Chiriquí.
You can stand on the summit of Volcan Baru and you can see the Pacific Ocean to your south, and the Caribbean to your north. There aren’t many places in the world where you can have a view of two oceans from one viewpoint at the same time, and it’s an incredible view.
In Boquete, there are various opportunities to go fishing out in the sea, in the inland rivers, and in the lakes. Boquete is just an outdoors paradise for people.
If you’re in Boquete, and you want to enjoy the beach for the day, you’re only an hour away from the beach. Boquete has several beaches in the province where you can go to that feature surfing, and find very good Jamaican-style fried fish on the Caribbean side.
My family and I do a lot of day runs to the beach. We love the beach. We also do a lot of hiking, fishing, and other activities here in Boquete. The Caribbean is just an hour and a half away from Boquete, and the Pacific, where the island life is, is within an hour to an hour and a half on the south side of Boquete.
I have six children between 2 and 14 years old. My family and I serve the community as much as anything here in Boquete. For example, we throw a lot of service projects, and I also help to lead worship at our church, Boquete Bible Fellowship.
We’re a homeschooling family here in Boquete and back in the United States, so we seek out opportunities to interact with other homeschooling families, and we do a lot of that here in Boquete. Boquete has a thriving homeschooling community, and has an international school that’s bilingual for both English speakers and Spanish speakers. Boquete also has a church-based school, and has a thriving community for teenagers and pre-teens. It has a huge community of English-speaking expats.
(Pictured: atop Volcan Baru, Panama.)