We’ve been hearing the call of the Squirrel Cuckoo for over a year now, but this is the first time we’ve been able to catch one in a photo. J is still trying to get a great shot of him…but this cuckoo is coy!
November is holiday-heavy in Panama. Great if you live and work here, but potentially disruptive if you are not prepared. Keep these dates handy if you plan to visit.
Monday, November 2: All Souls Day (Day of the Dead). No loud music, no alcohol sales. Banks open. Tuesday, November 3: Celebration of the Separation of Panama from Colombia. Wednesday, November 4: Flag Day (Dia de la Bandera). Thursday, November 5: Colon Day (the city, not the organ). Tuesday, November 10: Celebration of the Uprising in Los Santos. Los Santos declared independence from Spain first, prompting Panama City to act and declare formal separation on…. November 28, Saturday: Celebration of Panama’s Independence from Spain.
On November 3, 4, 5, 10 and 28: Banks and public and private offices closed. Grocery stores open. Roads may be blocked for parades–keep this in mind when making your travel plans.
Did you know that the Pacific Ocean is only an hour and a half away from Boquete?
Boquete is a beautiful mountain town known for its natural beauty, perfect climate, wildlife, coffee, adventure and great people. But did you also know that Boquete is the perfect home base for day trips in Chiriqui?
Explore this beautiful province and return back to Boquete in the evening, to enjoy the best restaurants and our cooler, less humid climate.
Day trip options: Volcan, Cerro Punta, Caldera, Las Lajas beach and Las Olas beach.
We’d be happy to help you plan day trips from Boquete–just ask!
Every morning, we are joined by a variety of birds, including Tanagers (flame-coloured, blue gray, Passerini’s), Honeycreepers, Woodpeckers, Hummingbirds and more. While guests enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast, the birds dine alongside them, feasting on a mouth-watering selection of fruits.
Breakfast with the Birds is one of the many experiences that will make your stay at Boquete Garden Inn a memorable one.
Here’s what our guests had to say:
“A haven for birds…we counted at least 30 different species.”
“We especially enjoyed the mornings – fantastic coffee in a garden setting surrounded by birds, butterflies and flowers!”
Photo was taken in April 2009 by one of our guests, Håkan Cedlöf. He also provided the photo of the flame-coloured Tanager on our home page gallery. Thanks Håkan!