What are the five best hotels in Boquete, Panama? Accommodation is important to your happiness and comfort level during travel. Below you will find my top five hotels in Boquete. I’ve narrowed it down to my top five – there are many options out there. Boquete is a city in which you are meant to enjoy the outside. Knowing that you will be spending your days hiking, bird watching, or learning about coffee and how it is grown, the big question is where to stay. Read on to find the one that is perfect for you.
1. Refugio del Rio –
Best Hostel Option. Refugio del Rio is centrally located to town and offers mixed dorms or private doubles. No A/C, but with its location on the river, you will be soothed to sleep listening to the river rumble by. A large kitchen is available with two stoves and is decently stocked with cooking implements. Tent camping is available during high season. More expensive than some, you will be happy with the location, the friendly demeanor of the staff, and the availability of tours. At the time of stay, pricing was $50.00 a night for a private double.
2. Valle de Rio –
With an in-house restaurant and tiny casino, this two story hotel has very comfortable feel topped off with a pleasant staff. You will be a ten minute walk to downtown to places like restaurant favorites Mike’s Global Grill and Sugar and Spice. With breakfast included, the price per night at the time of stay was $110.00 USD. Not a budget option, but the ONLY hotel in town that has A/C available in all of its rooms. Hotel rooms are reliable. This hotel fills up quickly on the weekends, so plan ahead if that coincides with your travel plans. Plenty of parking is available. Basic Spanish is a plus to have here.
3. Hotel Refugio de Montana –
Owned by the same folks that own Refugio del Rio, their newest venture is outside of town and up on the mountainside. This is a quiet hotel and only hosts 8 rooms. A small continental breakfast of juice and toast is served daily but after that you are on your own. The major selling point for this hotel is the garden that it sits in. Filled with citrus trees and flower beds you will watch birds flying around while you lounge outside with a good book. A car is a necessity for this hotel.
4. Hotel Finca Lerida –
The most expensive on this list at $200.00 a night, this hotel is a treat as well as an experience. Positioned high up on the hills in the mountain, Finca Lerida is primarily a coffee plantation. Due to that, they have coffee tours and a coffee shop on site. Pair that with an on-site restaurant, a bar with a wood burning fireplace, and the fact that every hotel comes with its own hammock you’ve found a recipe for happiness. You will love watching the clouds roll by at eye level and hiking the trails the hotel has on offer. A car offers you mobility here, but the business has your basic needs covered here so a taxi ride up there is fine. At 1700 meters, know if you get altitude sickness before committing to a lengthy stay.
The Haven is perfect for the health nut or anyone that would like a small hotel feel with a modern twist. With a first rate spa in house, the business model is split between hotel and health. Offering exclusive gym memberships to locals, hotel guests have the ability to use all the facilities including: weight room, cardio room, yoga room, and an endless pool. No restaurant on site, but you will receive a great continental breakfast in room. The hotel backs up to the mountain so it feels secluded but it it not that far from town. Car is necessary. Great value.