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Boquete is the main center of attraction of the Chiriqui highlands, being the best departure point for the visits to the Baru Volcano National Park where it is located the highest mountain of Panama.

From Boquete it is possible to reach the top of the Baru Volcano, at 3.475 meters (11.400 feet) of height, mounting horse, walking or with a vehicle 4x4. From there it is possible to see the Pacific Ocean to the south and the Caribbean Sea and the beautiful islands of Bocas del Toro to the north. During the tour people go through rain mountain forest and cloudy forest ecosystems.

Birdwatching is other of the main activities in the region. The quetzal is without a doubt the main attraction. Bird of outstanding beauty, with more than 40 present species in the region, it is possible to observe it specially nesting.

The flora, abundant and diverse, offers to us, among others, irises, stays, always alive, papos, hortensias, veraneras, roses, claveles, sunflowers and orchids. The result of this profusion of flowers and plants has motivated the settlers to celebrate annually, the Fair of the Flowers and the Coffee and the Fair of the Orchids.

¨Mi Jardin es tu Jardin¨ (means My Garden is Your Garden) is a private botanical garden at short distance of the downtown. It is open to the public at not cost. More than two acres of tropical and exotic plants, flowers and shrubs, makes this a great attraction for the visitors.

Other important botanical garden, close also to downtown, at Jaramillo Arriba, is El Explorador (The Explorer), with small trails through plants and flowers. El Explorador opens to the public only from fridays to sundays and holidays.

Going from David to Boquete, about 10 kilometers before the last town, to the right, there is a road that reach the town of Caldera , site of two unique attractions: the Painted Rock and the Thermal Waters. Both places are at short distance of the Caldera´s main street.


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