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, 2018 (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, 2018 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 policies. https://www.boquetegardeninn.com/policies

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.

Birds of Panama: the Summer Tanager in Boquete

summer tanager

This beautiful fella is a Summer Tanager. But wait! He, along with some other birds of his genus, are no longer part of the Tanager family: they’ve been re-classified, and are now part of the Cardinal family. (But he still goes by Tanager. He’s not partial to hyphenated last names). Confused? Don’t worry. All you have to know is that he is gorgeous and he is currently enjoying his ‘Breakfast with the Birds” gig at Boquete Garden Inn (the best place to spot the birds of Panama!)

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 webcam. 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 CityTocumen 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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