|View on Volcan Barù from the Chiriqui Highlands|
Are you interested to discover more about this part of Panama? Then keep reading in more detail about the different places in this province!
David - The capital
|The Gran Hotel Nacional|
Most of the travelers takes it out of town and up the hills, heading for the Volcan Barù, with its 3474 meters the highest point of Panama. There is more than one option to climb the Volcan, one is from the town of Boquete. Drive up a straight road from David and you will find the town situated in the valley against the Volcano's flank. Boquete was founded early last century by Europeans and US Americans to grow coffee and flowers. Some of them came due to the Californian Gold Rush, but stayed to discover not gold, but other recources the valley offered.
During the last years, Boquete became more and more famous among foreigners as a place to spent the time of retirement. But they did not leave their culture behind, and that is why you find many restaurants from countries all over the world. Eat breakfast in a german bakery and finish your day with a traditional peruvian plate!
|Sunrise from the top of the Volcan Barù|
|The Quetzal Bird|
This small mountain village lies on the western slope of the Volcan Barù, about 1 hour away from the capital David. It is famous for its fresh climate (in contrast to David you don't need air condition up here) and the natural beauty of the territory, that reminds a bit of the Alps.
The village has a couple of supermarkets, fresh vegetable and meat markets, banks, internet cafes and more than 30 places to go out to eat.
|View on the mointains from the hostel|