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Alto Boquete is a borough belonging to the Boquete disctrict in the Chiriqui province of Panama. Its christening was quite recent in comparison to the other boroughs, as it was created thanks to law 58 of June 28th, 1998, its birth determined to denote a segregated area of Boquete’s capital.
A distinct trait of Alto Boquete is its location; located right before the entrance to Boquete, it’s the first town both locals and foreigners see upon arriving. Its main road is made of asphalt, and the town counts with various shops, schools, gyms, and renowned housing projects that have been erected, such as Boquete Villages, due to the high demand for them, in no small part thanks to the influx of retired folk and ex pats.
As part of the Boquete district, Jaramillo has seen a recent increase in tourist activity, both from locals as well as foreigners. Lots of eco-tourism is practiced here, and due to the template climate found in Jaramillo as well as in all of Boquete many foreigners and expats have decided to call it their home.
One of the towns in Boquete with the most population density, Los Naranjos has a population of roughly 4,900 residents both local and foreign. It is located north of Bajo Boquete and it’s in this area where you’ll find national parks such as the Barú Volcano and the PIIA. Los Naranjos is also noteworthy for its coffee production.
As a part of Boquete, it enjoys a template climate that cannot be found anywhere else in the country of Panama; it’s because of this that both Caldera and Boquete are very popular tourist destinations by both locals and foreigners. The residents are very friendly and happy to assist tourists with whatever they need, be it housing, commerce or anything in between.
Five minutes away from Bajo Boquete, Palmira is one of the places with the highest altitude in the entire country of Panama, due to the fact that most of the Barú Volcano National Park, mainly the volcano’s peak, is located within the Palmira borough. Three important rivers are also in Palmira: Colga, Eliot and Emporio. Palmira was founded as part of Boquete on February 20th, 1956, but elders guarantee that the area had been settled long before this date.
By Rob Rivera