I live in Boquete. If you live in here, you will have a good view of Baru Volcano, which is cool. Boquete has a good weather (the average temperature in Boquete is 72 degrees), and a beautiful tropical forest. If you wanted to go to the river, go hiking, or go to the beach, you may do so if you live in Boquete because these areas are very accessible from Boquete. Boquete is a strategic place for expats because you can do whatever you like here in Boquete. If you want to go to the beach, for example, you can go to Bocas del Toro in the Caribbean, about 3 ½ hours away by car or Boca Chica, which is about an hour away from Boquete on the Pacific. They have beautiful beaches where many expats go to enjoy the beautiful views.
You can meet a lot of people when you go to the market here in Boquete. You get fresh vegetables and fresh fruits. Here in Boquete we also have good telecommunication service, so you can have high speed Internet all the time.
In case you need a car, there are three car rental companies here in Boquete, too. If you come here and would like to learn Spanish, you can find a Spanish school. Overall, you can do most things that you would like to do in Boquete.
I decided to live in because of the people, the weather, and for my son. The lifestyle is totally different here in Boquete; it is easier to live in Boquete compared to Panama City, for example. I have a job here and it only takes me 15 minutes to get to work.
When it comes to food, fresh vegetables are grown here in Boquete. You can also find different attractions in Boquete. There are different restaurants here that you can go to. We have Italian, Chinese, Mexican, and other restaurants with different cuisines.
You are not going to find the traffic here in Boquete that you find in other countries. It’s totally different. If you want to buy a TV set, you can go to David and you can find good prices. You have everything here so you don’t need to go to Panama City.
In Latin America, when you go to a person’s house, they like to prepare food and drinks for you. They will prepare food, mangoes, and other tropical fruits. Vegetables here Boquete are cheaper and are organic.
Panamanians are very friendly. That’s kind of people I am looking for.
Here in Boquete, you will not find the rush that you find in Panama City, in other big cities, or in North American countries. Panamanians do not like to compete. Even the companies need each other so there is less of a competition and more of cooperation amongst them.