Not just a hotel with a garden…

September 10 2018

DSC_0020We are a hotel within a garden. :)

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Quetzal Special Rate!

April 30 2018

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

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More than a hotel with a garden…

May 26 2016

…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

August 18 2015

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!

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Boquete Hiking Trails – The Waterfall trail

August 18 2015

Some new photos from the Waterfall Trail!

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New Direct Flights to Panama

August 18 2015

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.

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Boquete Garden Inn’s Breakfast with the Birds: Clay-Coloured Thrush

June 16 2015

The Clay-Coloured Thrush is the bully of the Boquete Garden Inn bird feeder. Drunk on power and yesterday’s fermented fruit, he lurches from statue to statue, hopping and stomping on everybody’s breakfast, sending chunks of banana, pineapple and papaya flying to the ground. When one of the smaller birds attempts to share the feeder with the thrush, he chases them off with an urgent chirp, flap of wings and indignant flash of eyes.

Fittingly, his Latin name is Turdus grayi, or, as I call him, Little Turd.

Clay-Coloured Thrush at Boquete Garden Inn's Breakfast with the Birds

Clay-Coloured Thrush at Boquete Garden Inn’s Breakfast with the Birds

He is the national bird of Costa Rica, which always baffles guests: why choose such a plain bird to be your country’s avian representative, especially when you have so many glitzy specimens to choose from?

A few reasons: The Yigüirro, as he’s called in Costa Rica, tends to live close by, in gardens and near people, so he’s a familiar, friendly little face featured in many Costa Rican folk tales and songs. The males also have a pretty tune they sing when trying to woo ladybirds during mating season. Traditionally, Costa Rican farmers listened for this song of longing – considering it to be the first sign of rainy season.

Boquete Garden Inn: The perfect place to stay for birding in Boquete Panama! Join the Clay-Coloured Thrush for Boquete Garden Inn’s Breakfast with the Birds (gaining in popularity among humans and birds alike!) And don’t worry: he’s actually quite friendly with people.

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Boquete Birds rate Boquete Garden Inn ‘Best Breakfast’

May 20 2015

Boquete Garden Inn’s breakfast is not only delicious – it attracts the most beautiful birds in Boquete. Even now, after seven years, the daily ritual of placing the fruit on the statues and watching the birds snap to attention is happy-making: The bird calls change. Feathers are extra fluttery. The squirrels start twitching. And then the dance begins.

Here is the beautiful Mr. and Mrs. Red-Legged Honeycreeper–regular visitors to Boquete Garden Inn’s breakfast. Top rated with birders who visit Boquete. Top rated with Boquete birds!

Male Red-Legged Honeycreeper at Boquete Garden Inn

Male Red-Legged Honeycreeper at Boquete Garden Inn

Female Red-Legged Honeycreeper at Boquete Garden Inn

Female Red-Legged Honeycreeper – Boquete Garden Inn


Photos by Mark Wangerin.

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Boquete Garden Inn’s New Breakfast

March 11 2015

 
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

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Climbing Volcan Baru, Boquete Panama!

March 11 2015

Last year, I wrote a post about our office manager Danny and how he scaled the mighty Volcan Baru! And I vowed that I, too, would climb Volcan Baru. I set a deadline of March 31, 2014. Well, I did it! And I forgot to brag about it on here (!)

Climbing Volcan Baru, Boquete Panama

Climbing Volcan Baru, Boquete Panama

Volcan Baru, Boquete Panama

Volcan Baru, Boquete Panama

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