Frequently Asked Questions
Below, you will find a list of questions most frequently asked by our guests.
1. Should I purchase travel insurance?
Yes. Travel delays due to unforeseen circumstances can occur. At Boquete Garden Inn, no-shows due to travel delays are considered to be a cancellation and the corresponding fees will apply. Please read Boquete Garden Inn’s complete Hotel information & cancellation policy.
2. Should I rent a vehicle?
No matter where you stay in Boquete, we strongly recommend renting a car. The beauty of Boquete lies in the mountains and surrounding areas—not in the bustling town centre. While it’s true most tours pick up at Boquete Garden Inn and we can call taxis during office hours, renting a vehicle will give you the freedom to explore at your own pace and dramatically reduce your tour costs.
3. How long should I stay in Boquete?
We recommend staying at least three nights. Boquete offers a wider variety of activities than any other place in Panama. Guests consistently tell us that they wished they had booked more time in Boquete, Click here for Things to Do.
4. What are your office hours? What time is check in and check out?
The Boquete Garden Inn office is open between 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Our bar is open between 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for social hour. Check in is after 2:30 p.m. Check out is at 11:00 a.m.
5. I won’t arrive until after 6:00 p.m. – what do I do?
If you are arriving after 6:00 p.m. – don’t worry, we will send you late check-in instructions! If you don’t feel like heading back.
6. Do you have ATMs in Boquete?
Yes! Complete fees depend on your home bank.
7. Do the rooms have hot water?
Yes! Unlike many hotels in Panama, all of our rooms have hot water showers and hot water in the bathroom sinks.
8. Do you have free WiFi?
Yes! All of our rooms and common areas have free WiFi. Boquete Garden Inn has the fastest speed available, but due to our mountain location, it can vary.
9. What is the weather like?
‘Land of eternal spring and flowers’ is not just a phrase coined by a romantic travel writer—it is an apt description of Boquete. With its clean, cool mountain air, the temperature in Boquete ranges between 60° and 80° F (16° and 28° C). ‘Green season’ in Boquete takes place from mid-May to mid-November. Rain is possible later in the afternoon—but the mornings are usually glorious! It’s best to plan activities early in the day.
‘Dry season’ takes place from mid-November to May, although you will sometimes get some light showers in the afternoon. Between December and February, it can get quite windy in Boquete. The combination of high winds, the sun and Bajareque—a light mist that settles upon Boquete—results in breathtaking rainbows!
10. What should I pack?
Be sure to bring a sweater for Boquete nights and during the green season, bring a light rain jacket or travel umbrella. If you are planning on doing a lot of outdoor activities in Boquete, make sure you have insect repellent and sunscreen. During the day, regular spring/summer clothes are ideal.
11. Do you have hairdryers? Iron?
We have hairdryers in all the rooms. Garment steamer available at the front desk.
12. Do you have parking?
Yes, we offer off-street parking. Our parking lot is secure, safe and well-lit.
13. Do you have a lot of mosquitos in Boquete? Do I need any vaccinations?
Vaccinations are not necessary when visiting Panama’s main tourist destinations. Boquete does not have a mosquito problem, although we do have a tiny ‘coffee fly’ that looks like a no-see-um – nothing a bit of insect repellent can’t take care of!
14. How much do taxis cost in Boquete? Is Uber available in Boquete?
A taxi costs $2-$3 within Boquete–drivers will sometimes increase the rate later at night. During office hours, we would be happy to call a taxi for you—just ask! Boquete Garden Inn also provides guests with a list of Boquete taxi drivers’ phone numbers for use after hours. Uber is not currently available in Boquete.
15. How long does it take to walk into town?
It takes approximately 25 minutes to reach Boquete’s main road by foot. It is about a 2-minute drive.
16. Do you serve dinner?
Although we serve a delicious complimentary breakfast every morning, we do not provide lunch or dinner service. We can recommend great restaurants and provide our guests with vouchers from top Boquete restaurants, with offers exclusive to Boquete Garden Inn!
17. Is the water safe to drink?
Yes, but we recommend bottled water if you aren’t used to the water in Panama!
Awards & Accolades
• Frommer’s calls Boquete Garden Inn one of ‘The Best Hotels / B&Bs’ in Panama
• Featured in the New York Times: “…Irresistible”.