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Biblioteca de Boquete

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Address: Via Boquete, Boquete 0413, Panama
Phone Number: 507 720-2879
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Description: The library opened its doors in February 2012 as the first lending library...
The library opened its doors in February 2012 as the first lending library in Panama. The modern 3 story stone and glass building is a distinguished addition to the Boquete landscape. Free wi-fi and computers with internet are available, while the 3rd floor art gallery features monthly displays from local artists. Check the online calendar for concerts and activities. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm
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quiet, comfortable with lots to read

I was studying Spanish at Habla Ya. The library was close to where I was staying and for me the best place to hit the books

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was studying Spanish at Habla Ya. The library was close to where I was staying and for me the best place to hit the books

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I had to work from Boquete as I needed to be connected and share some presentations and working with my team which is all around the world. Quiet space, nice facilities, excellent wifi signal.

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Lac-Simon, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Not a great choice of books but free wifi, good hours and quiet surroundings. Modern building with a small cafe.

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Boquete public library was a favorite as soon as I found it. A card is easy to obtain once you have a local address. The staff was very friendly (some bilingual), and they have a lot of good English books for the fall rainy afternoons in paradise. The new, modern Biblioteca is also a favorite venue for cultural events,... More 

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Mukwonago, WI
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181 reviews 181 reviews
68 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The library is very quite & well stocked with reading materials. It has a nice display of art on the walls. A great asset to the community.

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fl
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This was a great find. Five years ago it wasn't there and I said that I'd have to start one when we moved there. Was glad to see it there now and next year I will carry books in my suitcase. There were painting classes going on the day I climbed to the top. Beautiful wood stairwell.

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Irvine, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I'm a middle aged woman who traveled alone to Boquete in the hopes of volunteering with the local children. I met a wonderful lady named Elsa who works at the Library. She is a classy beautiful woman with a giving heart. With her help, I was guided and able to help, read to the Nube Bugle' children. It was something... More 

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North Naples, Florida, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My daughter volunteers for Story Time. Its great to find English books in Boquete and they have many programs and events to engage the community.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Apparently this place is really happenin sometimes, but we apparently weren't there at the right time. That said, great place to read, and they have the full hardcover versions of all national geographics since 1965, which are really really cool.

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Houston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Loved seeing native Indian children, Gringos, Panamanian, and back packing travelers in this beautiful building.

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