Panama’s highest peaks, its only volcano, Baru volcano, and some of its longest rivers are found in the Chiriqui Highlands, a two hour drive from Panama’s northernmost city, David.
One of the main attractions is the cool climate: a welcome respite from the hot and humid lowlands.
Boquete is the main town with the best accommodation options and is a great base for exploring the area, known for its orange and coffee plantations.
The surrounding countryside is stunning and we can offer a number of superb activities for all tastes such as birdwatching, walking, mountain biking and horse riding excursions as well as trips to the family-run Café Ruiz coffee plantation. For the adventurous, the Chiriqui River offers some of the best white-water rafting in Central America.
If you prefer staying in the peace of the countryside Finca Lerida is a lovely working coffee farm offering simple but comfortable accommodation.
Suggested itineraries featuring Chiriqui Highlands
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Chiriqui Highlands, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Chiriqui Highlands
- Tranquilo Bay 39 miles away
- Bocas del Toro 41 miles away
- Cala Mia 42 miles away
- Pacific Coast Beaches 57 miles away
- El Valle 158 miles away
- Coclé Province 159 miles away
- The Canal Zone 192 miles away
- Panama City 199 miles away
- Pearl Islands 230 miles away
- Coral Lodge 232 miles away
- San Blas Islands 255 miles away
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Accommodation choices for Chiriqui Highlands
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Chiriqui Highlands. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.