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New Boquete Hotel Opens in Downtown Boquete

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Blog | 0 reviews

New Boquete Hotel Opens in Downtown Boquete

I was pleased to see the opening of a newly-renovated hotel in Boquete came just in time for the high-season. The former Kalima Suites has reopened under the name of Downtown Boquete Hotel and it looks like the new owners did a great job. The Downtown Hotel The Downtown Hotel is a quaint and charming 7-unit hotel located right downtown and is in walking distance to virtually everything, yet far enough from the main road to provide its guests the opportunity to relax in a tranquil and serene setting. The Downtown Hotel has been totally...

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Rafting in Panama and Nepal Threatened by Hydro-Power

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Blog | 0 reviews

Rafting in Panama and Nepal Threatened by Hydro-Power

Mention this article, and receive a 10% discount on whitewater rafting in Panama. Many people following whitewater rafting in Panama know that the sport has been drastically changed by the development of several hydroelectric projects along Panama’s best whitewater rafting rivers. It seems that rafting companies in Panama are not alone in this fight. Outfitters in the small country of Nepal are also fighting for their existence as well. The Bhote Koshi river originates in Tibet and slices through the mighty Himalayas, creating gorges...

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Complete Guide to the Volcan Baru

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Blog | 1 review

Complete Guide to the Volcan Baru

The Volcan Baru, a dormant volcano is the tallest mountain in Panama and measures 11,398 feet above sea level (or 3,474 meters). It towers above the surrounding landscape and is one of the only places in the world where one can see both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea at the same time with the naked eye. Many people traveling to Boquete have atop their list of things to do, make it to the summit of the volcano. Dozens of people do it each day in Boquete, but making it all the way to the large cement cross at the top is no easy feat...

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Coffee Lowers Skin Cancer Risk – Harvard Medical School

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Blog | 1 review

Coffee Lowers Skin Cancer Risk – Harvard Medical School

New research published in the demonstrates that drinking more caffeinated coffee can actually lower the risk of developing, basal-cell carcinoma, the world’s most common form of skin cancer. basal cell carcinoma, according to a study published in the journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. A doctor and his colleagues at the Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts formed their results by completing an analysis of data from a long-range study to help in the investigation of those factors...

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What is a Cloud Forest?

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Blog | 0 reviews

What is a Cloud Forest?

What is a cloud forest? We get asked this question dozens of times each week. Some people think if its not cloudy in the forest the day of the tour that we are not in the cloud forest. Conversely, others believe that the town of Boquete itself is in the cloud forest when the fog rolls through town on a cloudy September afternoon. The truth is that a cloud forest is a mostly tropical or semi-tropical evergreen forest characterized by a low-level and frequent cloud cover at the canopy level. These forests usually exhibit an abundance of mosses...

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Do natural hot springs have healing powers?

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in Blog | 0 reviews

Do natural hot springs have healing powers?

Anyone who has done one of our Caldera hot springs tours has probably seen families of indigenous Panamanians coming or going with bottles of water. These native Indians believe that the hot springs pools in Caldera have natural healing powers and they come in groups to take a soak and fill their drinking bottles with the hot water. Is this just foolishness or is there some truth to their claims? World famous health guru Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. thinks they might be on to something. He says that much of the current research being completed on the...

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Coffee Is The New Wine – According to NPR.

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in Blog | 0 reviews

Coffee Is The New Wine – According to NPR.

It is great to see that main stream America is finally coming to realize what most of us who live in Boquete (especially those of us who work in the coffee business) have known for years: coffee and its variant flavors and roasts is quickly becoming as interesting as wine. Nowadays, specialty coffee roasters are working directly with coffee growers from around the globe to produce coffees that have as many varying flavors as tastes as wine. The roasters are bringing a time-tested tasting process once reserved for coffee insiders and...

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CNN says coffee is good for you and we agree!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in Blog | 0 reviews

CNN says coffee is good for you and we agree!

Anyone who has taken our Boquete coffee tour knows that, in certain quantites, coffee can be good for your health. Why you ask? Coffee contains a good amount of antioxidants which are molecules that prevent the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction of sorts that transfers hydrogen from a substance to an oxidizing agent. These reactions can produce free radicals which can initiate chain reactions. When these reactions occur, it can cause damage or death to the host cell. Antioxidants kill these chain reactions by...

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Quetzal Trail

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 in Blog, Hiking Tours, Popular Tours | 0 reviews

Quetzal Trail

Sendero Los Quetzales in Cerro Punta is one of Panama’s most beautiful trails. The 10 km route takes between four and seven hours. and unites two communities of Boquete and Cerro Punta and is one of the most visited and popular tours of Boquete, the name is from a particular species of bird called the Quetzal. These birds are beautiful and rare to observe is the favorite activity among fans of bird watching. Quetzal addition, there are over 220 species of birds native to the area. You can hike this trail from either direction, but it is...

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