DESTINATIONS panama chiriqui
ChiriquíEscape to Chiriquí, known as the "breadbasket" of Panama, where you'll find a mix of stunning landscapes and activities. Fertile mountains and rolling hills, rocky rivers and coffee plantations — there's something for everyone. The province also boasts pristine beaches and islands with excellent sports fishing opportunities. The thriving David City is there when you're ready for a bit of urban life. Located in western Panama, Chiriquí is bordered by Bocas del Toro to the north, Costa Rica to the west, Veraguas to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the south.
BoqueteBoquete is located in a beautiful valley with rocky mountain rivers and scenic views and has a growing expat community of people who just fell in love with the town and decided to move here. Boquete is home to multiple coffee plantations, a good selection of restaurants, and is a great place to practice outdoor activities that range from scenic tours in ATV vehicles to rock climbing, mountain biking, canopy zip-lining, horseback riding, golf, bird watching, hot springs, and much more. Taxi services in Boquete are reliable and readily available. However, there are no taxi meters in Panama and fares may vary depending on the taxi driver. Renting a car is probably the best way to get around, in terms of convenience and price. The bus terminal is located beside the park and opposite to the fire station.
Volcan, Bambito & Cerro PuntaBesides being the fruit and vegetable basket of Panama, this area offers the most scenic destinations, a wonderful climate that ranges from 12°C to 25°C in temperature, rocky mountain rivers, indigenous tribes, great hiking trails, horse farms, orchid farms, fresh produce (strawberries especially), ancient archaeological sites, great bird watching, and most impressive of all, the Baru Volcano, Panama's tallest mountain at 11,398 feet, from which on a sunny day you can see both the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean. The area offers multiple cabins, hotels, and hostels to suit all tastes and budgets.
DavidThe capital of the province of Chiriquí, David is an expanding rural city with a commercial and banking area, hospitals and malls. It is conveniently located 5 minutes away from the province's local and international airport, and best of all, it is a short drive from Chiriquí’s most coveted mountain and beach destinations.
Beaches & IslandsChiriqui is a province that has it all. Although famous for its cool highlands, it also has some of the most beautiful, pristine beaches and islands in Panama. The Gulf of Chiriqui is abundant in marine life and barely explored. Explore and enjoy all that Chiriqui beaches have to offer.
Passport / Visa
Citizens of the majority of European and American (North & South) countries, as well as a number of countries in Asia & Africa, do not require a visa to enter Panama for up to three months, provided they hold a passport valid for at least 3 months from the date of entry. When entering Panama…
Best Time to Visit
The highlands of Chiriqui offer a year round spring-like climate with temperatures ranging between 12°C and 25°C, while its capital David and the beach areas can reach up to 33°C at its highest with an average of 31C° through the year.
Enrique Malek Airport
Also known as David Airport (IATA: DAV), Enrique Malek International Airport located in David with domestic flights to and from Panama City and international flights to and from San Jose, Costa Rica, recently expanded and now has a longer runway for more international flights and a new passenger terminal. Taxis are readily available on arrival.…
Take the bus through the mountains from Panama City’s Albrook Bus Terminal to reach Chiriqui. Within the province, multiple bus connections are available, the city of David being Chiriqui's primary transportation hub. Public buses may be flagged down off the sides of the road. Renting your own car is probably the easiest and most convenient…
Medical care is generally easy to access in Panama, and the quality of services provided is rather high. Although no vaccinations are required to enter Panama, getting shots against hepatitis A, typhoid & yellow fever is recommended to all travelers.
Correos y Telégrafos Nacionales de Panamá runs postage services in Panama. There are multiple locations across the province, and long lines are not uncommon. For expedited shipping, use private carriers such as FedEx, DHL or Worldwide Express, all available in Panama.
There are no codes for individual provinces in Panama; to dial a number, enter the country code 507 followed by a 7-digit local number. Pay-as-you-go phone cards, as well as SIM cards from local mobile operators, are readily available for purchase.