Can the small mouth be any more beautiful?

Pic 2 We wanted to do a little exploration for our guests of areas, Pacific beaches and resorts close to Boquete. Why not try Boca Chica!?   One can either take a day trip (1.5 hours each way) or possibly stay overnight. This is just one of the most exceptional places in Panama. Boca Chica literally means “Small Mouth”. Here is a youtube video we found that shows the beauty of the area and the various attractions:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AzR75xDqOU

Like Boquete, which means “Gap, Hole or a Narrow Entrance”, Boca Chica has the most beautiful scenery. During this trip, we learned that there are “cabs” or water taxis that can take you to many of these most exquisite Islands or even on a Whale and Dolphin Watching excursion. September is the time of the year to do just that. During this time of migration, you have a really good chance of seeing and snapping a picture of these incredible sea creatures. Although we did not get a chance to head out on the water (we arrived a little too late to hit up a “cab”), we did find out that you can book these cabs through http://www.seagullcovelodge.com/Pic 1and other, right on the shore, resorts. We chose to eat (a delicious) lunch at Seagullcove Lodge and then ventured down to the ocean shore where we walked out on the pier to the bar that sits on the posts right out in the water. Although there are several other beach resorts located in this area, this is the one that we chose for the view, food and drinks! Make sure you check them out. You may decide to stay in one of their casitas that run up and down the side of the hill. Make your reservations early … they are usually full up!

Boca Chica is a place that we will be coming back to time and time again! But next time we will plan ahead and bring our family and friends for a short side trip and check out the beaches on some of the islands. You never know, maybe some of the dolphins will escort us to some beautiful hidden coves somewhere?!Pic 3

Blog by Terry Richmeier & Manzar Lari

Boquete’s Green Season – A time to cleanse your body and soul!

A view from the guestroom window

A view from the guestroom window

It is not a surprise to us that some tourists prefer coming to Boquete during the Green Season when it rains the most. We thoroughly enjoy this time of the year as well. The color green is much greener! Come to think of it, ALL colors seem to be so much more vibrant. The peak rainy months are September and October. In the U.S. it’s starting to cool down and there is always the possibility of snow in the Mountain, Upper Midwestern and Northeastern states. Here in Boquete, we enjoy both the Green and the Dry seasons and that’s all we have to be concerned with.

We tend to start the morning with the sun shining brightly in the sky. Around 11 AM, the clouds begin to roll into the valley over several hours (we took pictures of some of this happening, out of the window of our guestrooms, the other day). Then around 2 pm, it starts raining with a wonderfully soothing cool breeze. The perfect time to sit on the back porch, enjoy some coffee or cocoa or even a nice glass of wine and watch the rain fall to the earth and create the “purifying green” that we get to enjoy here year around.

DSC00657What’s also very nice about September and October is that you can plan to do the zip line tour, coffee tour, quetzal walk and any other tours in the mornings when it rarely rains. There are fewer tourist here and there seem to be discounts available for those who plan on having an adventure here at this time of the year. Also, in general there are greater varieties of blooming orchids and flowers here as well.

For those of you who especially enjoy having some time to read a book, sit and watch the rain and just have an incredibly slow relaxing time, this may just be the months of the year for you to come down and visit us!

Blog by Terry Richmeier

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