Boquete, Panama – where to stay

This tends to happen – I narrow down our choice of lodging to two options, then am completely torn on which to pick.  And I’m left parsing guidebook descriptions and over-analyzing website photos. My choices in Boquete boil down to two places – one a little more upscale and expensive than the other.  Do we go for the small inn – only three bungalows spread out across a six-acre coffee farm – for $145 per night, with gorgeous grounds or the larger livelier less-secluded eco-lodge/old farm-house w/16 room on a 500-acre coffee farm-  for $99 a night, not quite as gorgeous grounds but still stunning views, with more people around and an on-site nature guide? Oh and one more thing – we’re running up against the non-refundable deposit issue. With the inn, if we have to cancel we’re out $145 (our first night’s stay); the other place doesn’t have that kind of penalty.


Filed under Adventure travel, eco-tourism, Panama

2 responses to “Boquete, Panama – where to stay

  1. Just ran across your comments and thought if you had time, please look at our website and luxury guest suite here in Boquete. We hope you will consider us.

    Take care
    Randy and Jamie
    Manana Madera Coffee Estate

  2. Jody Gage

    We had the pleasure of staying with Randy and Jamie at Manana Madera last January. I can tell you that if you want to be treated like very special people then stay with them. Their finca has the most wonderful views – the suite is very comfortable and spacious- and Randy’s cooking cannot be beat. With the mountains, the rainbows, and the wildlife you will never regret having stayed there. Let me know if you would like to talk more about there place.
    PS we fell so in love with them and Boquete that we are back here now for a 5 month stay !!!! Without Randy that never would have come to be.

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