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Boquete is a town in Chiriquí, a province in western Panama. While it isn't much larger than a village, Boquete is popular amongst travellers as an eco-tourist destination. Set in the mountains, it enjoys a sunny, moderate climate and beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. For more information, visit the Boquete Tourism website.
After full bloom and a fresh harvest, you will be treated to glorious sights and smells at this ten day festival held every January. It is held in and around the town of Boquete.
The mountainside town and coffee-growing region is home to this annual music festival held in March. It has grown in recent years, and is now on the map for international touring artists who play jazz and blues music. The town of Boquete provides an ambient feel.
There are regular bus connections from David, taking about 1 hour. Buses travel all day, 1-2 times an hour until the early evening. David has connections from San José, Costa Rica, taking about 9 hours and leaving in the morning so it's possible to do the trip in a day.
|Hostal Nomba||Cien Metros al oeste de Parque Central Detras de Bistro Boquete||Hostel||-|
|Hostal Refugio del R�o||Boquete||HOSTEL||-|
|Hostel Mamallena||Parque Central On the Central Park||Hostel||85|
|Casa Pedro||Arco Iris, Alto Lino Diagonal a Clinica Dental del||Hostel||-|
|Tranquilo House||Potrerillos Abajo 1st right @ bus stop 'Saldañas 1st Left, Blue House on Left||Guesthouse||-|
|La Casa Romantico||Jardines de Boquete 45 Alto Boquete - Chiriqui||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Spanish by the River - Boquete||Entrada a Palmira, 180 mts mano izquierda Alto Boquete||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Jungla de Panama||Boquete Palmira Centro||HOSTEL||-|
|Milla 3||Alto Boquete||APARTMENT||-|
|Hotel Fundadores||Avenida Fundadores||HOTEL||-|
|The Riverside Inn||11th of April Street Palo Alto||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Casa Romero||Los Naranjos||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Villa Marita||El Santuario Alto Lino||HOTEL||-|
|Quiel Cottage||Entrega General Alto Quiel||APARTMENT||-|
|Segovia Cottage||Entrega General Los Molinos||APARTMENT||-|
|Valencia Cottage||Entrega General Boquete Country Club||APARTMENT||-|
|River View Cottage||Calle hacia Alto Lino||APARTMENT||-|
|Music Boutique Hostel||Carretera Bajo Boquete finca 4832 Los Naranjos||HOSTEL||-|
Internet cafes can be found in cities and most major towns. Wifi is on the rise though with many hotels, restaurants and bars offering this services, especially in the major tourist areas like Panama City, Bocas del Toro and Boquete. Some mountainous or off the beaten track areas might not have any internet services at all.
See also International Telephone Calls
Panama's country code is 507. All cellular numbers start with the number 6 and have 8 digits. Land line phone numbers have 7 digits. 911 is the general emergency phone number.
Calls to the USA and Europe are between 4 and 10 cents a minute. The best way to make international calls from Panama is to buy prepaid telephone cards that are sold at every corner. The most popular is the TeleChip card. If you bring your cellphone, you can choose to buy a local simcard, instead of paying high charges for internet use through your home provider.
Correos y Telegrafos is the national postal company of Panama. It provides a wide range of services though you usually have to use the post offices for both sending and receiving mail and packages, including buying stamps. Post offices can be found in many cities and towns and are open from 6:30am to 5:45pm Monday to Friday and 7:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday. Domestic mail takes several days but to the USA and Europe for example it can take anywhere from 5 to over 10 days depending on the country. For sending larger packages, you might also consider using companies like FedEx, TNT, UPS or DHL, as they offer fast, reliable and competitively priced services as well.
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