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Quetzal Special Rate!

The Quetzals are still nesting – come pay them a visit!

Book directly with Boquete Garden Inn for stays in May and get the ‘Quetzal Special’ rate! We are extending this offer right through to October 29 (but you might not see Quetzals as easily after May!)

photo courtesy of Bill Fox

photo courtesy of Bill Fox

Our discounted internet rates (ranging from $99 – $149) have been further reduced for stays between May 1 – October 29 that are booked directly with Boquete Garden Inn:

Queen rooms $79 + 10% hotel tax
King + Single $89 + 10% hotel tax
King Deluxe/Suite $99 + 10% hotel tax
King Deluxe with Terrace $115 + 10% hotel tax

This rate is based on 2 people. Offer only available if you book with us directly on our website or by writing boquetegardeninn@gmail.com Quote “Quetzal Special”. Add $25 per extra person per night. We are unable to accept kids under the age of eight. No pets. Click to see full polices. http://www.boquetegardeninn.com/accommodations/policies

More than a hotel with a garden…

…we are a hotel within a garden.

BGI walk to social hour

The light when you walk down to social hour (around 6pm) is magical. Not quite twilight.

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Social Hour at Boquete Garden Inn

Social Hour at Boquete Garden Inn

Every guest receives a ticket to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, beer or soft drink at our Social Hour between 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.- redeemable any time during your stay. Additional drinks are very reasonably priced!

Boquete Hiking Trails – The Waterfall trail

Some new photos from the Waterfall Trail!

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New Direct Flights to Panama

Two announcements this week about direct flights to Panama:

1) Starting February 1, 2016, Emirates will launch a flight from Dubai to Panama City. At 17 hours and 35 minutes, this flight will have the distinction of the world’s longest flight.

The World's Longest Flight.

The World’s Longest Flight.

2) Air France is expanding its Paris to Panama City service, with six weekly flights between Charles de Gaulle and Tocumen International, starting November 2015.

Boquete Garden Inn’s New Breakfast

 
Our guests have spoken and we listened: We have updated our complimentary breakfast!

Complimentary breakfast at Boquete Garden Inn

Boquete Garden Inn now serves a three course hot breakfast – as always, breakfast is included with your stay!

First, guests help themselves to freshly brewed, locally grown, award winning Cafe Ruiz coffee, tea and blended fruit juice (usually a combination of local pineapple, papaya and orange juice). When seated, either Leyda, Denia or Mirian will offer you a menu, with four different items to choose from. The menu changes daily. We then serve a delicious fruit plate with three different types of fruit, accompanied by a side of yogurt. By the time you are finished, your main course is ready!

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But of course, the main feature is still ‘Breakfast with the Birds’. Tanagers, Honeycreepers, Saltators and more visit daily: singing, dancing, fluttering and fussing their way into your heart…and then they’ll even clean up your crumbs (when they aren’t too busy battling The Squirrel Family). Over the years, we have spotted over 90 species of birds at Boquete Garden Inn.

Blue Grey Tanagers enjoying Breakfast with the Birds.

Blue Grey Tanagers enjoying Breakfast with the Birds.

Summer Tanager sampling some fruit - Breakfast with the Birds at Boquete Garden Inn

Summer Tanager sampling some fruit – Breakfast with the Birds at Boquete Garden Inn

Sneak preview of Boquete before you get here

While the new mayor of Boquete, Sr Millo Vasquez, has initiated a number of important projects in Boquete, the one with the potential for the most fun and wacky hijinks is the live web cam. Located in our town’s central park, the two cameras broadcast 24/7. On top of exciting local events, you can watch old fellers nod off, teenagers preening and prancing and cell phone bunnies pimping the latest data plan.

I am looking forward to prearranging times to wave and act silly for family members and friends back home. And of course, tourists planning to visit our sweet town can get a preview before they arrive!

Note the fancy mobile camera unit.

Note the fancy mobile camera unit.

New Panama flights: United Launches Direct Panama-Denver service

More exciting news about Panama flights! (It seems this blog has morphed into a ‘new Panama flights’ blog).

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United Airlines has announced new direct flights between Denver, Colorado and Panama City, Tocumen International Airport. Starting August 2015, flights will operate daily (five times a week between September and October 2015).

And with the news of direct flights to David Panama (the addition of Copa Airlines flights between Tocumen International Airport and David Airport), it’s even easier for Coloradans (?) to come visit us in Boquete. (A large percentage of our US guests come from Colorado!)

Flights between Tocumen and David start January 15, 2015!

It’s official. Copa Airlines flights between Tocumen International Airport and David launch January 15, 2015.

Julio from Habla Ya Panama language schools, who always hears the news first, circulated this article from La Prensa earlier today.

And rates are confirmed at $166 return, all taxes and surcharges in (versus Air Panama’s rate of $275).

Great news!

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New flights within Panama?

It looks like Copa Airlines is trying to get into the regional airline business in Panama. Here’s hoping! A second airline will introduce much needed competition, more flights and, hopefully, better rates.

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Look for updates here!

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