Boasting some of the most picturesque natural scenery in Panama, the Chiriqui Province is quickly becoming a world-renowned destination. Located in western Panama, the Chiriqui Province borders Costa Rica to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the south, and the Panama provinces of Ngobe-Bugle and Bocas del Toro to the north. Foreign visitors are beginning to get the word on how wonderful Chiriqui Panama really is. There seems no end to the list of outdoor pursuits here, and if you are interested in Panama real estate, this is one of the hottest regions for it. From the coastal lowlands to the Cordillera Central highlands, the Chiriqui Province offers a variety of landscapes and settings, helping to make it a featured Panama destination. Getting here is pretty easy from other parts of Panama, as the Pan American Highway runs through Chiriqui from east to west. If you don't want to rent a car, you can always fly in or hop on a bus. However you get here, you'll be glad you did. Book a few days in Panama's Chiriqui Province and see just why it's staking a favorable spot on the world travel radar.
The capital of the Chiriqui Province is the city of David, which is one of the country's largest. While it might not be Panama's best city for attractions, David is a major travel hub for those visiting western Panama. The David hotels provide a handful of nice choices for those who need to stay overnight before heading onward to places like Bocas del Toro or the Chiriqui Panama cities of Boquete and Volcan. David is found in the coastal lowlands area of the Chirqui Province, and it can get quite hot here. Many visitors either take to the beaches along Chiriqui's coast, which are some of the best beaches in Panama, or take to the highlands where the weather is cool and the lush highlands are full of flora and fauna. Boquete is located about 25 from David, and among the top attractions here is the nearby Baru Volcano. Eco-tours are a big reason why visitors come to Chiriqui Panama, and Boquete has no shortage of tour possibilities. Most of the nicer hotels here have tour desks, so you can arrange excursions on the fly, so getting bored in Boquete pretty much isn't an option. The Boquete hotels provide some of the country's best, and if you are looking for Panama eco-lodges, the Chiriqui Highlands is a good place to start your search. Interestingly enough, Boquete is seeing quite a lot of incoming foreigners who are interested in buying Chiriqui Panama real estate. One of the top 5 retirement destinations in the world, Boquete is a thriving little town, offering investors a wealth of opportunities.
On the other side of the Baru Volcano, the town of Cerro Punta often receives hikers eager to tackle the Quetzal Trail. Should you hike the trail from Boquete to Cerro Punta, it is uphill, so those looking for less of a workout should consider hiking from Cerro Punta to Boquete. Cerro Punta is less developed than Boquete and has less of an international feel. The mountain valleys where Boquete and Cerro Punta are located are floral paradises, and on the slopes of the lush peaks, Panama's best coffee is grown. Coffee plantation tours are an idea for those looking to add things to do in Panama, and every year in January, the Boquete Flower and Coffee Festival runs its 10-day course. It's one of the best festivals in Panama, and a real treat for flower and coffee lovers. White water rafting is also a possible pursuit in Boquete, and you can enjoy it year round. If you want the roughest rapids, however, you might come during the June-November rainy season. Cloud forest hikes, ATV tours, horseback riding and birdwatching are just some of the other eco-style activities to be enjoyed in Chiriqui Panama. At offshore Coiba National Park, you can experience some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the world.
Chiriqui's main industry is agriculture, but tourism might just edge it out in the near future. The rich soil here is ideal for growing vegetables and fruits, and cattle farms supply meat products to the rest of the country. Chiriqui Panama is certainly important to the Panama food scene, as so much of what it produces finds its way into Panama food dishes across the land. After hanging out in Chiriqui Panama, perhaps looking for some Chiriqui Panama real estate, you might head north on the main road to the Caribbean coastal town of Chiriqui Grande Panama. It's actually found within the borders of the Bocas del Toro Province, and as such, serves as a base for trips to the Bocas del Toro archipelago. Western Panama's Chiriqui and Bocas del Toro provinces are a big part of why Panama continues on its road to becoming a top Central American/Caribbean destination. There's something for everyone here, so make your travel group happy in Panama and head to the Chiriqui Province.