This beautiful region is the preferred one for foreign retirees. In this province you can practice all type of tourism: ecotourism and adventure, Rural Tourism, Hiking, Rafting, Canopy Gentle breezes, beautiful landscapes of mountains. Pleasant climate will make you feel in touch with nature. On its coasts, you will enjoy its beaches, surf, sport fishing, sun, clean air. It limits to the west with Costa Rica and to the north with Bocas del Toro, to the south with the Pacific Ocean and to the east with the Province of Veraguas.
Boquete, Cerro Punta, Volcán are located in the Chiricanas highlands are of volcanic origin and moderate tropical climate of mountains. This region is part of the Central Mountain Range of Panama. The variety of climate and regions makes Chiriquí one of the most productive provinces in the country. The coffee, oranges and strawberries are of excellent quality. The City of David its capital is on a coastal plain with beaches suitable for surfing and sport fishing. David a commercial city center of the agricultural and livestock industry, engine of the Chiriqui economy. Las Lajas Beach, the most popular, one hour from the city of David on the Interamerican highway. It is to enjoy!
Tourism in Boquete just 45 minutes from the City of David, you can find many opportunities to practice rafting in the Chiriquí and Chiriqui Viejo rapids, enjoying class II, III, IV, and V. The great annual event of Boquete in the month of January, is the Fair of Flowers and Coffee. However, it is possible to walk through the grounds of the fair, located on the banks of the Caldera River, to observe the flowers in any season. Other gardens that can be visited are: El Explorador, open on weekends and holidays (admission: $ 1.00) and the famous González Family Garden open to the public free of charge. Other events of importance in the region are the Orquídeas Fair, in April and the Ecological Fair in June.
El Pueblo de Volcán
Located on the slopes of the Barú volcano in Chiriquí, from its summit at 3,475 meters above sea level, you can see the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The town is small, but with many tourist attractions, such as restaurants, craft shops, hotels and others.
Another town is located 10 minutes from Volcán and about 1,000 feet above Bambito, with temperatures that fluctuate between 10 ° and 20 ° C (50 ° -70 ° F). This town was colonized by Europeans for whom livestock and agriculture represented a way of life. Cerro Punta is considered a fertile valley where vegetables, flowers, strawberries and raspberries are grown from its rich volcanic soil. It also exports a great variety of flowers. It is possible to visit "Haras de Cerro Punta", breeding farm of unique purebred horses in Panama with recognition of international excellence exemplary world champions of the Panamanian equestrian in national and international classics. It is also possible to visit the Dracula Orchid Farm, botanical garden located about 7 minutes walking from the Hotel Los Quetzales, or you can also see the Quetzals and stay at this spectacular hotel in the town of Guadalupe.
How to get?
From Panama City, by air departing from Marcos A. Gelabert Airport (Albrook) on a flight of one (1) hour approximately to the City of David, or on the Inter-American Highway in approximately six (6) hours, private transport (own or rented car) or public transport of buses, departing from the Albrook Grand Terminal.
Chiriqui a place to enjoy and rest.