Our recent stay of 5 nights at the Coffee Estate Inn far exceeded all expectations of both my husband and I. The luxury bungalow and surrounding grounds were nothing short of magical. Relaxing on our private deck overlooking the constantly changing skies of Volcan Baru and the rain forest was the perfect start and end to each day. Inn keepers, Jane and Barry, are keenly in tune to the environment that surrounds them, the Pamanian culture and all that the region has to offer. Their recomendations for hiking, dining and touring the area were superb and made our short visit of five days relaxing, invigorating and inspiring.
As hobby photographers the setting at Coffee Inn Estate was perfect for everything from landscape views of Volcan Baru to macro images of the incredible flowers, birds and butterflies that fill the grounds. Our hiking and touring excursions rounded out the porfolio of photos that we were able to capture. I have included a few of our favorite bird images from Coffee Estate Inn gardens with this review but, if you wish to view our photos from Panama visit our website www.pbase.com/larrywilkinson which includes a large variety of photography from the area.
The location of the Coffee Estate Inn was perfect for us, just outside the downtown of Boquete, easily accessible to the town as well as hiking trails but in a very private, quiet setting surrounded by nature. The cabana was immaculately clean and comfortable, with fresh floral bouquets from the gardens and extremely comfortable sleeping environment. The friendly and conciensious housekeeping staff kept the bungalow stocked with a basket of fresh fruit, also picked from the grounds, and fabulous breads baked by Barry and Jane. With the juicer in our kitchen we made fresh orange and papaya juice every day with fruits from the basket. And of course the fresh roasted coffee from the estate was superb. We brought several bags home with us to Michigan and every sip brings back great memories.
The Inn does not have a restaurant, per se. But Barry and Jane offer a terrific menu of delicious dinners served in the privacy of your bungalow along with great wines. We enjoyed dinner in our place on our arrival night which was terrific after 12 hours of travel. And with the fresh fruit, breads and coffee were the perfect breakfast fare for us. For dining out there are many great choices in Boquete including, French, Italian and Panamanian cuisine. We were also pleased to find some excellent live music in the evenings in town.
The value of the environment, the accomodations and the staff at Coffee Estate Inn far exceeded the cost. While in Boquete we visited many of the other accomodations we had considered and while all were nice, none had the ambience of the Coffee Estate Inn - we were more than pleased at our choice and cannot wait to return. The area has much to offer in culture and outdoor activity from the rainforest to the oceans and our first trip of 5 days allowed us just the beginning of our exploration of this gem of an area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Coffee Estate Inn is Boquete's original mountainside inn featuring personalized attention, privacy and deluxe accommodations with delicious food and coffee. Our six acre (2 1/2 hectare) private estate allows ample privacy for all of our guests during their stay, and our attentive staff are sure to make it an escape to remember. All of our bungalows have magnificent views of the towering Baru Volcano, surrounding mountains and the Boquete valley below. Learn about coffee cultivation with us, participate in the roasting process and finally enjoy the flavor of our freshly roasted estate coffee. Nature trails wind through our lush private estate, and numerous species of exotic flowers, birds and mammals are easily viewed from the spacious deck of your private bungalow. Our goal today is the same as it has been since day one. That is to provide you with an opportunity to experience the beauty of Panama that we have the great fortune of enjoying every day. We take great pride in our Inn and great care of our guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Montana y El Valle Coffee Estate Hotel Boquete