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“An ideal place for birders”
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Tinamou Cottages
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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“An ideal place for birders”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

I'm surprised more birders don't know about the Tinamou Cottages. Your hosts Hans and Terry are absolutely hospitable and make sure your every needs are met. You get strong wifi in your cabin, which is something that was very important to me during our stay. For coffee drinkers, you get a different coffee each morning in your breakfast basket (and Boquete is world-famous for its coffee), along with pastry and fresh fruits. We recommend that you go into town and get some protein, like yogurt and cheese, if having protein for breakfast is important to you. We also bought some orange juice as well. The kitchenette is perfect if you want to cook too. Frankly, I could have moved in if Hans and Terry would let me. Boquete has great restaurants and Hans and Terry have terrific recommendations. We also booked Terry for two days of bird guiding, which was some of my favorite days birding.

Comfortable bed, good bathroom with shower and hot water. Plenty of electrical outlets to plug into, very clean two friendly dogs (Spot and Max) who will greet you every time you come back to the cottages.

We're definitely going to stay there again when we go back to Boquete.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

We stayed with Hans and Terri for three nights in the little tinamou cottage which was perfect for the two of us. We enjoyed the coffee tour with Hans as well. There two dogs kept us company. They lead other hikes and bird watching as well. They leave you a breakfast basket with coffee and pastries every morning. Yum! Like Santa!!! We found it to be very affordable and a good value especially with good wifi and friendly advice provided

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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63 reviews
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Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful quiet location. Woke up to rain on the roof, a stream babbling by our cottage, and hummingbirds at the feeder. I love being off the main strip and not in a hotel!
Breakfast was brought to our door each morning. A different type of coffee was served each day along with bread, pastry and fresh fruit.
The owners are pleasant, the cottages well-maintained, homey, and clean. An enjoyable 4-day experience!

Stayed November 2013
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Boston
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15 reviews
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

We highly recommend a stay at the Tinamou Cottages. Terry and Hans were gracious, friendly hosts with a wealth of knowledge about the area. We spent four nights with our family and three teenage daughters. The two bedroom house was perfect for us - a nice size, with comfortable furnishings and great mattresses. The kitchen is perfect for cooking meals and the breakfasts that Terry left hanging at our door each day were both delicious and plentiful! If you are a coffee lover, this is a great place because she brings over freshly brewed coffee from their estate each day, different types, too! They had great advice for things to do, suggestions for a great rafting company, and we did a tour of the Sendero los Quetzales with Hans who told us all about the life in the cloud forest as we searched for the elusive Quetzal. He was a great guide, they started us off at the base of the trail with delicious pastries, coffee and hot cocoa and Terry met us on the other side for the drive back home, stopping again for a snack at a pastry shop on the way back. The kids LOVED the monkeys that came each night on our roof and the hummingbird at the feeder was wonderful to watch, too. Finally, Hans gave us superb directions (essential when driving in Panamá) both to Los Pozos de Caldera and also the shortcut to Almirante. The only advice about Tinamou is that it is easier if you have a car because this would be a long walk to town. Other than that, we recommend it highly as a great base for visiting the Boquete area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Berlin, Germany
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10 reviews
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We very much enjoyed to stay in the house of Terry and Hans, we had even prolonged our stay as we felt like being home. The house is very nicely decorated and tidy and although the climate is quite humid, there is no sign of mould. Our bungalow was perfect for a family with two children: one room with two single beds and another room with a huge comfortable double bed. It is just perfect to enjoy the breakfast on the terrace with freshly brewed coffee from the farm. For us, Tinamou cottage was the best accomodation in Panama.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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los angeles
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We can't say enough of how much we loved our stay with Hans and Terri at the Tinamou Cottages! We are a family with three kids (13, 10, 9) and we all absolutely loved our stay. The kids had so much fun hiking the surrounding trails after our activities in Boquette. They especially loved the owners two dogs who loved hiking with us! Each morning a basket of breakfast goodies are hung outside along with a thermos of wonderful coffee. We always looked forward to reading where the mornings coffee originated from since each day was different! The cottage is very charming and set up perfectly for a wonderfully relaxing stay. We cooked our evening meals at the cottage where we could relax afterwards to enjoy the charming back deck overlooking the forest.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed August 14, 2013

My family and I stayed at the Great Tinamou Cottage in August of 2013. The farm and it's trails, trees and surrounding mountains are unbelievably beautiful. The cottage itself is very comfortable, clean and cozy. It's perfect for a family of 4 or even 5 people. The owners couldn't be more hospitable and caring.

I highly recommend staying at Tinamou Cottages up in the mountains away from the noise of downtown Boquete. It's only a 5 minute drive to town and you will not regret the location. We enjoyed hiking around the area, taking photos of the beautiful scenery and Panama's life.

Most importantly, monkeys on the roof of your cottage and in the trees outside your window!
If we come back to Boquete, we will stay here and nowhere else.

I also recommend the Ngobe Indian Village trip with Hans; an unforgettable experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Tinamou Cottages
Address: Finca Habbus de Kwie | Habbus de Kwie, Boquete 0413, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Boquete
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tinamou cottage. Located 5 to 10 minutes by car from the Boquete center (now all asphalt road !). Three romantic cottages with all comfort amongst nature. Privately situated in the jungle on the 22 Acre Habbus de Kwie estate. Imagine waking up in the morning with an orchestra of birds. Starting your day with delicious breakfast on your own private porch overlooking the jungle...While sipping one of the fines coffee on the world. Every morning a different Boquete coffee to taste ! Specially bird watchers and the nature lovers are invited to stay. Hope to meet you soon Terry & Hans ... more   less 

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