Boquete and surroundings suit us quite well. The cool breezes and mild temperatures remind us of upcountry Maui. The home we are staying in was built in the late 1920s and has a lot of charm, character, and squeaky wooden floors. The girls like the over-sized lot and chase each other in games of tag and hide and go seek all day. Each afternoon it rains to cool things down a bit and is very peaceful during the pitter patter of the rain.
Boquete is a quaint little town with a hippie, local vibe, similar to Makawao on Maui. There are a lot of ex-pats calling it quits and moving here, on the former coffee plantation slopes of Boquete. We can see why so many people are moving here. It is cheap, good weather, nice people, great shopping near by and world class fishing on the coast. What's there not to like?
|My girls have never met a tree they did not want to climb.|
|Our rental house is a 2700 s/f, two story, 1920s era home with lots of charm.|
|Elise is relaxing in a hammock, in the kitchen, while Sierra is making something to eat.|
|The yard front of Finca Lerida is well manicured|
|A cute and cozy finca that is still a working coffee farm.|
|The road through Finca Lerida is truly beautiful|
|We went hiking above the finca in search of the elusive Quetzal bird|
|Stumbling across a cool waterfall is always a bonus.|
|We enjoy the primeval forests in the area, we felt like dwarfs with all the big trees.|
|The amazing rock formations reminded us of Devils Postpile National Monument.|
|End of the road...such a wonder respite for the truck.|