Destination Paradise

Welcome to Boquete, home to the Valle Escondido Resort, Golf & Spa. Boquete is located in the province of Chiriquí, which is an indian word meaning “Valley of the Moon.” The Ngobe-buglé indians are the most popular of Panama’s seven indigenous tribes, and they can be seen walking the winding mountain roads or shopping in the village in their original dresses.

Boquete is located on the eastern side of the Baru Volcano (extinct for over 500 years). The area surrounding the volcano became a National Park in June of 1976. People from all over the world come to Boquete to hike the majestic Baru Volcano, the highest point of Panama, which is rising to a height of over 12,000 feet above sea level and where you can see both, the Caribbean Sea & Pacific Ocean at the same time.

The major industries of Boquete are agriculture, ecotourism, and coffee. In recent years, Boquete has become world-famous for producing some of the finest Estate Coffees in the world.

For cultural pursuits, Boquete has its own community theater, the Boquete Community Players, and there is the Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival, and a number of annual festivals and parades.

Valle Escondido Resort is just a ten-minute walk from the rural coffee growing the community of Boquete, Panama. In town, you will find shopping and dining in the dozen or more restaurants catering to the locals and tourist alike.


While staying at Valle Escondido Resort, you can experience fresh air, the nearby tourist sites such as Caldera Thermal Springs, the Baru Volcano (Panama’s highest point), coffee farms, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, ATV tours, or just enjoy an afternoon in the quaint picturesque town of Boquete. The city of Boquete is just 30 minutes from David, the capital of Chiriquí. One of the most alluring facets of Boquete is its spring-like weather year-round, which is ideal for a vacation getaway at any time! It is also the perfect destination for those who seek outdoor tourist attractions and adventures including bird watching, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, etc. The wonderful climate and rich soil have also created an ideal setting for floral exportation and coffee growing.

If you would like to venture beyond the Valle Escondido Resort, Golf & Spa, our concierge will be happy to assist you in recommending tourist attractions and arranging tours in the Boquete area. Feel free to contact the concierge at to arrange for tours prior to your arrival or while you are here. We work with reputable tour operators who have the experience and proper equipment to give a safe and enjoyable tour of the great outdoors in these highlands.