It’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.)