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The Panamonte Hotel in Boquete is Panama’s ONLY registered member of the prestigious and exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World. There is a good reason for this: The Panamonte Inn & Spa is a European style hotel where the ambience is elegant but unpretentious, the service is impeccable and personal, the accommodations are tasteful and comfortable, and the dining experience ranges from simply very good to fantastic.
Since 1914, Panamonte Hotel has been the Boquete hotel of choice for travelers from near and far. In the early part of the century, getting to Boquete was an adventure trek in its own right, involving ox carts, small rail trains, and horse drawn carriages. Today, national and international flights into David (approximately 45 minutes away from Boquete) and modern highways make the trip quick and easy.
The Collins-Elliot family, for more than 50 years, has blended their Old World Swedish traditions with the friendliness of Panama, in Boquete’s extraordinary setting of natural beauty. They have created a destination luxury hotel that has become a tradition for many. Families from Panama City, the United States and Europe have been coming to The Panamonte for three generations to celebrate weddings, honeymoons, christenings, and family reunions—sometimes booking all of the hotels 25 rooms to accommodate their guests.
In 2008, The Panamonte Inn & Spa underwent extensive renovation. The Inn’s original interior guest rooms that look out onto the courtyard were upgraded, retaining their old fashioned charm while benefiting from all new baths and conveniences. Luxurious and spacious Garden Junior Suites and Garden Terrace rooms were added, each with a private garden side patio or covered front terrace. The lovely old dining room received a facelift, making it even more welcoming and charming. The gardens, already fabulous, were expanded and became more so. The famous Fireside Lounge remains much as it always has been, and continues to draw people back, again and again. Today, The Panamonte Inn & Spa is truly the premier Boquete hotel—the place where travelers and old friends come (for timeless, country luxury with the most modern of amenities.
Located at an elevation of 1200 meters (or almost 4,000 feet) above sea level, the year round climate is cool and refreshing. Whether you visit during the Green Season of June through October, or during the High Season months of November through May, the breezes are cool, the bajareque mists cast rainbows over the mountain tops, and the people are welcoming. Some say it is always Spring in Boquete. Certainly, year round, the trees are green and the highland and tropical flowers are always in bloom.
Boquete rests in a valley beneath the towering Volcan Baru, a sleeping giant—Panama’s highest peak at 3,475 meters. It provides the perfect gateway to explore the highland cloud forests. The Panamonte Inn & Spa specializes in organizing outings for guests, no matter what their preference. Whether you want to soak in hot volcanic springs, tour an orchid farm, visit a world class coffee finca, raft a Class 4 or 5 white water river, take a day trip to a near by Pacific beach, or travel by zip line through the rainforest canopy, The Panamonte can arrange the eco-adventures you and your family are craving. Or, if pampering yourself with a luxurious spa experience is more to your liking, look no further than the upstairs suites, where massages, facials, and exotic and luscious skin treatments are all available, provided by The Haven Spa’s professional staff. Wind down your day with a cocktail in the garden or by a crackling fire in the Fireside lounge, followed by dinner in the calm and elegant dining room, where your culinary experience is guided by the internationally renowned chef/owner, Charlie Collins.
Only a five minute walk from town, The Panamonte Inn & Spa is the ideal spot from which to base your vacation or family event, and is perfectly located to enjoy any of Boquete’s Annual Festivals, such as the Feria de Las Flores y Café (January) or the Feria de Las Orquideas (April). Plan your vacation getaway now—come to Panama, come to Boquete, come to the Panamonte Inn & Spa for an unparalleled experience of relaxed, unpretentious luxury in one of Central America’s most beautiful highland cloud forests.