Walking in Boquete is fantastic. Within minutes of the downtown square, you can be strolling through absolute lushness. The flowers here are almost electric in color and the green rolling hills are immersive. An added plus is the scent of pine – a smell that brings me right back to my childhood and is hard to find in Panama City. It is even more stellar to see pine intermixed with tropical trees. This is where the North meets the South.
On this trip I was traveling alone and was somewhat hesitant to hop on a wooded trail by myself, so I opted for a roads route. I found the route on HablaYa’s blog (Thanks HablaYa – great article! See: www.hablayapanama.com/blog/2014/06/fun-things-to-do-in-boquete-on-your-own-day-trips-in-boquete/). There are a number of other recommended routes I’m looking to test out on my next visit!
I took the Buenos Aires Road – Rainbow Route (pictures above!). One of the benefits of this route is that it is very easy to follow. Beyond one right hand turn, you stay on the same road. The walk took me approximately two hours. There are several hills but nothing too strenuous.
The sidewalks during the first half of the walk were in pretty decent conditions, but they disappeared during the second half of the walk. Nevertheless, there aren’t many cars on the roads and for most of the route I could walk along the grassy side. Cars tend to go quickly when they do pass though, so be careful!
Hope you have a fantastic walk :)
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