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How to get to Boquete...
Boquete is situated in a rural area at an elevation of 3000 ft in the beautiful highlands of Chiriqui province in the far west of Panama, close to the Costa Rican border, and about a seven hours drive from Panama City. Located between two oceans a drive of 1 hour will take you to endless Pacific beaches while within 2.5 hours you'll arrive at the beautiful caribbean islands of Bocas del Toro. Towering above Boquete is the dormant Volcano Baru, Panama's highest mountain (11,398 ft or 3474 m). Don't forget to check out some of the best coffees grown in the world!
Check the visitors' info section in the directions sub-menu for more information.
Airlines servicing Panama City and David:
Panama's national airline, Copa Airlines, provides flights directly to David connecting through Panama City from 74 cities in North and South America. From Boston to San Francisco, Montreal to Miami, Copa's modern fleet and experienced crews has the best on-time performance record in the industry. Enjoy two free checked bags, complimentary beverages, a real meal served with real utensils. No doubt Copa is the way to fly! (www.CopaAir.com)
Panama's domestic airline Air Panama provides 30 minutes flights three times a day between Albrook airport in Panama City and Enrique Malek airport of David, the provincial capital of Chiriqui, and Panama's second largest city with about 200,000 inhabitants. International travelers would usually have to plan for an overnight stay in Panama City before continuing to David.
From David it just takes a 35 minutes ride on a new highway to get to Boquete. Rent-a-Car companies Hertz, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Alamo are available at David Enrique Malek airport. There also are numerous buses running from the bus terminal in David. A taxi ride from/to the airport to Boquete is about $50.
American Airlines as well as Delta Airlines and United Airlines offer numerous connections from/to the US and Canada.
At the present time KLM, Air France, Lufthansa and Iberia offer non-stop flights to Panama City from Amsterdam/Netherlands, Paris, Frankfurt/Germany and Madrid/Spain.
Other airlines provide lots of flights from Europe via the US and/or South America, connecting to Panama City.
Travelers on long distance flights from Europe, the U.S., Canada or South America have direct connecting flights from Tocumen International Airport on Copa Airlines or a new jet service with Air Panama at Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (Albrook Airport) which has a flight time to David of only 25 minutes.
GPS: 8º 46' 30"N, 82º 26' W