Jump to content

Blogs

Historic 2Bed/2Bath Home in Bajo Boquete - Close to Everything, Incredible Views, Sleeps 6 Available for 3 Day Minimum Stay, Weekly, Monthly or Short Term 3-6 months

Historic 2Bed/2Bath Home in Bajo Boquete - Close to Everything, Incredible Views, Sleeps 6 Available for 3 Day Minimum Stay, Weekly, Monthly or Short Term 3-6 months   Are you looking for a beautiful home right in town, yet very private and away from the hustle and bustle? This unique, one of a kind move-in ready home rests just three hundred meters above and overlooking Bajo Boquete within a brief walking distance to town and with an unbelievable vista.   Our airy and light filled furnished 3800 sq. ft under-air home offers:   · Two large bedrooms with optional 3rd bedroom, each equipped with three top of the line king size mattresses.   · Fifteen foot vaulted ceilings, terracotta tile throughout, many custom ceiling fans and large screened windows with expansive views.   ·  All rooms within the house are large, including the living area.  The master bedroom features an en suite bathroom with rain shower and dressing area with his and hers closets and built in dresser;  The second bedroom is the same size as the master with a separate spacious bathroom, also with rain shower.   Both bathrooms have great lighting, large mirrors, granite counters. The home is well-lit throughout.   · Massive, fully equipped gourmet kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and butcher block prep station, standard sized double door refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster oven and includes knives, silverware and cookware.   ·. The living room has a comfortable sectional sofa and 62 inch flat screen television with a picture window looking out to the gardens, mountain and town below;  there is also a work desk and an over-stuffed reclining leather chair.   · Enclosed laundry room with a new full size washer and dryer.   · There is a very large covered terrace facing east toward the Jaramillo mountains and Bajo Boquete with a six top dining table, party size BBQ, rocking chairs and chiminea   Enjoy beautiful sunrises with your morning coffee and gorgeous afternoons and evenings with your favorite beverage.   · Beautiful gardens with old growth fruit bearing trees in season: banana, plantain, orange, tangerine, lemon, mango, guanoabana and fresh herbs:  rosemary, oregano, thyme, fennel, lemongrass and basil.   · This large private property is surrounded by towering bamboo stands, a mature pine and eucalyptus forest, lots of pretty trees, plants, flowers and an adjacent fast flowing stream.   · There is an unlimited supply of spring water - tested, fresh and safe.  Never run out of fresh water.   · The property is fenced with a gated entrance and covered two car parking.   · The home has gorgeous, completely unobstructed views of Bajo Boquete and the Jaramillo Mountains.   This very comfortable, fully furnished and artistic home includes all utilities, cable TV package and efficient, high speed wifi.   For 3 day, weekly, monthly or short term prices, please contact Nicole and Daniel @ Lavendergirl8088@icloud.com or WhatsApp: +507.6775.9485; we are available to answer any and all questions you may have regarding our beautiful property.  ?   For photos, visit:   www.Facebook.com/CasaCieloBoquete  

Boquete Art Cafe

Boquete Art Cafe

Memories of our dear friend Dru Aguilar

Dru's Bench We have a seat and it's kinda neat, it sits in the yard with a view. We sit out there in the cool mountain air and think of our times spent with Dru.   There's such a breeze, and pollen...we sneeze and a moment of sadness wafts by. We miss you Dru.  We think of you, and those thoughts cause us to cry.   But in our seat that's oh no neat, we can see such a beautiful view. The sky up high, and birds flyin' by, and happiness in thoughts of you. A hummingbird drinks from a flower nearby; a hawk squawks chased by a bird. The sounds we hear make us feel you're near.  The sweetest sounds we've heard.   So cheers to you Dru !  YOU are the view: the flowers, the wind and the sky. We sit in this seat...oh so neat; You're near...so why should we cry ?   We love and miss you Dru! Alison and Bill Brundage

Brundageba

Brundageba

 

Agility project at DogCamp! Coming soon!!!

We have a group of 10 people from UK working so fast on the Agility project for dogs at DogCamp! Thank you so much to Jim Omer and Amy Brumfield from Boquete Outdoors Adventures, Ma;ana Madera Coffee, Value Motors and Nancy Bourque and his husband Gene for their support with this project!! Come to visit the DOGCAMP!!!   30361557_866376380231378_5475854337693450240_n.mp4

DogCamp Boquete

DogCamp Boquete

 

How was our day yesterday?

How was our day yesterday??
1. 8.45am Chris McColeman and Pauline Verkley came to walk the dogs, Chiki and Junior.
2. 9.30am Our friend Maureen from Angeles con Colita, came to pick up the cat traps that she borrowed from our friend Zoey Quimby.
3. 10.00am We received a call from our friend Laura Kasparian who was asking for help for a stray dog in the town. We went to get the dog and we notice that dog was very sick. We took the dog to Dr Chely who confirmed that the dog had distemper, so we had to take the sad decision to put sleep the dog?. Is the first time that we do that.
Meanwhile Javier was the whole time with the dogs at the DogCamp. 4. 4:00pm we received the visit of our friend Stan, who came to donate two bags of puppy food and one bag of cat food. 5. 4:30pm We received the visit of our friends Amy Brumfield and Jim Omer from Boquete Outdoors Adventures, to prepare the ideas for an oncoming project.
6. 7:00pm We received the visit from our friend Ilona Backeley who came to donate a bag of dog food. 7. 12:30am Sadie, the pregnant dog was birthing her puppies (10 beautiful doggies) If you want to make a donation for these beautiful puppies, we will be at the Tuesday market or you can come to visit the dogs at DogCamp. Thank you!!!!!    

DogCamp Boquete

DogCamp Boquete

 

Thank yo to our great volunteers

Thank you so much to our volunteers who were at the BCP today while we were at Panama City! They made a great work selling the DogCamp t-shirts. You can pre-order your DogCamp t-shirt!! Contact us 65638686 / 69659423 /dogcampboquete@gmail.com

DogCamp Boquete

DogCamp Boquete

 

And Now I Know -- Hummingbirds

Last week we were invited to a friend’s house to enjoy the view from their balcony and watch the hummingbirds. What a treat to see clouds racing across the sky and thinking this is the top of the world. Started wondering about these tiny birds with a lifespan of 3 to 5 years, measure about 3 inches in length, and have a heartbeat of 200 times a minute. I see them around our house getting nectar from colorful flowers using their long narrow bills and tongue. Their tongues are groved like the shape of a “W” with tiny hairs that help lap up nectar—-similar to a cat’s tongue. There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds and are found only in the Western Hemisphere from Alaska to Chile. Most live in the tropics. And yes, they migrate alone, not in a flock. Have no sense of smell, but can hear better than humans. Now that name hummingbird comes from flapping their wings so fast (720 to 5400 times per minute when hovering) that they make a humming noise.The average flying speed is 30 miles an hour but they can travel as fast as 60 miles an hour. They almost never stop moving. Legs are so small and weak they typically can’t walk at all and use their feet for perching. Hummers are the only birds that can fly up, down, sideways, backwards and forward like a helicopter. They can even fly upside down. And Now I Know.....a bit more about the birds of Chiriqui. Below are two stock photos of hummingbirds. We find them difficult to photograph.

Marcelyn

Marcelyn

 

Anouk’s Six Month Check-up

Dra. Chely is amazing. This was the day for Anouk’s check-up which included worming pills and rabies shot. Dra. Chely inspected Anouk’s ears and did a thorough exam of our dog’s teeth and mouth condition. All good news now, but Dra. Chely pointed to enamel lost because of bad diet fed by Anouk’s earlier owners. (Remember Anouk is a rescue dog.) Fur condition outstanding — shines. Dra. Chely asked what dog food we are feeding Anouk and gave immediate approval of our selection. Should mention she said “no treats” because Anouk is overweight and cautioned this is bad for her heart. Longer walks needed! Except for a weight problem (my fault because I am the “food lady”), Anouk’s heart, lungs, feet, etc., are in excellent condition.  Dra. Chely kissed our dog, gave her a hug and said to me “Anouk has a good home now”. Everyone happy and home we go.

Marcelyn

Marcelyn

 

Kenny Serracin Opening Night

VERY NICE STADIUM FOR PANAMA. GREAT BALL GAME. THE STADIUM WAS FULL---APPROX 8,000 IN THE STANDS. THE STADIUM HAS A GREAT BACKUP POWER PLANT. THE LIGHTS NEVER FLICKERED DURING POWER OUTAGE TRANSISTION. THE SOUND SYSTEM HAD TO BE RESET DURING THE CONVOCATION AND BEFORE VARELLA MADE HIS TALK (15 MINUTE OUTAGE OF THE SOUND SYSTEM.) WE WENT BACK THE SUNDAY FOLLOWING THE OPENING NIGHT AND THE STADIUM WAS FULL AGAIN. THE PARKING GARAGE MUST NOT BE COMPLETED YET. IT IS NOT BEING USED AT THIS TIME.

Hil

Hil

 

Second year - Educational Program!

Because we work really really hard for animal welfare in Boquete. Today, we went to visit some schools for setting up the dates for our second year of Amigos de Animales - DogCamp Educational Program, because education is the key for the future. Thank you to Dalys from Amigos de Boquete and Sherry Shirritt!!!

DogCamp Boquete

DogCamp Boquete

 

Thanks to Chris Young and the whole Big Daddy's crew for doing the fundraiser event for DogCamp!!

Thanks to Chris Young and the whole Big Daddy's crew for doing the fundraiser event!! We are happy to see the community more involved in animal wellfare. DogCamp is working so hard every day to help more animals and find the perfect homes for them, 10 dogs were giving in adoption during the last month! Contact us if you want to be part of the DogCamp Team!! And the door prize Winners!!!! First prize: two nights at Big Daddy's Puerto Armuelles Hotel ( winner : Carol Volpe) Second Prize : DogCamp boarding service Two days for free ( winner : Carol Delonis ) thanks !!! Contact us if you want to adopt a dog or cat! 65638686 / dogcampboquete@gmail.com

DogCamp Boquete

DogCamp Boquete

 

And Now I Know — Haircut

Not long ago an acquaintance (maybe I should call him a “real character”) came to visit us. He needed a haircut...did he ever! But he claimed he didn’t have time or the opportunity for this. Too many other activities like Jazz Festival, Tree Trek, food to try, practice his Spanish, etc. Then one day after his spending the day touring around the Boquete area, I noticed his hair was neatly trimmed. Where? was my question. Bert explained he had asked friendly Panamanians standing near Romero’s. They told about a favorite shop close to the Melo store and across the street from Dr. Gómez. Of course Bert had to try this place. Said it was the kind of business he liked to explore and make new friends. Called it educational and the right price. Later I discovered this is Lasso Barber Shop. Mr. Lasso is a gentle and very polite man. I think he has been part of the Boquete culture forever. Now Bert is continuing his world travel adventures in other places, making friends, and learning. He probably could need another haircut. Maybe tomorrow or perhaps next week or? What a great guy! That comment applies to both Bert and Sr Lasso. They are both winners.  

Marcelyn

Marcelyn

 

And Now I Know -- Laundry

Gurrr........another day with electricity outage. Again, home laundry is not happening. So I discovered a nice full service laundry guy located behind Boquete police station. This place does a fast turn around of wash/dry and fold at a reasonable price. He only does wash and dry — no ironing, dry cleaning, etc. Happy clean day at our house.?

Marcelyn

Marcelyn

 

Casa Cielo #2 -Short Term Rental Available Negotiable Length of Time in Bajo Boquete 

Casa Cielo #2 -Short Term Rental Available Negotiable Length of Time in Bajo Boquete  Are you looking for a beautiful home right in town within walking distance to shopping, entertainment and restaurants, yet very private and away from the hustle and bustle? We have the place for you. Newly constructed 800 sq ft. one bedroom luxury condo overlooking Bajo Boquete. Open concept great room, lots of light with sweeping views of Boquete and Jaramillo Mountains. This one of a kind condo comes with a fully equipped kitchen, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, plenty of custom wood cabinets, all cookware, microwave, toaster oven, six burner gas stove, coffee maker and large refrigerator. 15 ft vaulted ceiling. Enjoy the protected covered terrace accessed via sliding glass doors from both the great room and bedroom - which is fitted with an orthopedic queen size bed. Plenty of closet space and walk-in shower. Never-ending supply of clean, tested water right from your tap. Relax with a 42 inch flat screen TV with CableOnda cable package and wifi included. Located up the hill on the parallel road one block south of Valle Escondido. Private parking included, all utilities paid; just bring your personal effects and make yourself at home. Perfect place for those who want to consider re-location or just get away. We can help. All inclusive - $985.00 USD per month with damage deposit. Call or email Daniel and Nicole 6775-9485, or lavendergirl8808@icloud.com for appointment and further information.

Boquete Art Cafe

Boquete Art Cafe

 

Ground Floor Casa Cielo #1 - Short Term Rental Available Negotiable Length of Time in Downtown Bajo Boquete

Are you looking for a beautiful home right in town within walking distance to shopping, entertainment and restaurants, yet very private and away from the hustle and bustle? We have the place for you. Our newly constructed ground floor 800 sq. ft. one bedroom luxury condo is drenched in light and fresh air. This furnished one of a kind condo comes with high ceilings, a fully equipped kitchen, stainless steel appliances, Corian countertops, plenty of custom wood cabinets, all cookware, microwave, toaster oven, six burner gas stove, coffee maker and large refrigerator. Enjoy the protected covered terrace and your private BBQ and outdoor seating accessed via sliding glass doors from your living room - which has a comfortable Italian leather sofa and loveseat. Fenced in yard, washer/dryer on premises at your disposal. Plenty of storage space, large bathroom and walk-in shower. Never-ending supply of clean, tested water right from your tap. Relax with a 42 inch flat screen TV with CableOnda cable package and wifi included. Located up the hill on the parallel road one block south of Valle Escondido. Private parking included and all utilities paid; just bring your personal effects and make yourself at home. Perfect place for those who want to consider re-location or just get away. We can help. All inclusive - $985.00 USD per month with damage deposit. Call or email Daniel and Nicole 6775-9485, or lavendergirl8808@icloud.com for appointment and further information.

Boquete Art Cafe

Boquete Art Cafe

 

Planning Airline Travel

I have just completed planning and purchasing airline tickets for a month long visit to multiple cities in the US.   Using the Internet to do so is a must and can be an exhausting process.  If you are looking for the best deals with cheapest prices, things have changed in recent years.   It used to be a quick visit to (Oribiz.com, Expedia.com, or Travelocity.com ) would be a great place to compare fares and find a good deal.   Then, over time I noticed that sometimes going direct to the actual airline website gave a better deal or other flights that were not advertised.    That made the process of getting the best deal a lot of work. There have been many other websites that advertise "cheap tickets".    Visiting most of those is even more time consuming and rarely did I find better deals. That all changed when I have discovered two websites that gave significantly different and better information when planning a trip with cheaper airfares. The first one is called Sky Scanner.   
https://www.skyscanner.com/tips-and-inspiration/best-time-to-book-usa
Not only do they give great pricing deals, they have a tool that shows how many weeks in advance to book plus many tools to find the very best deal.   I used it extensively and was impressed with the volume and detail information available.  We planned many one-way hops and the prices varied greatly.   It is now my "go-to" website for getting airfare information, tho I often still book with the actual airline. The second one is called  Skip Lagged
https://skiplagged.com/
This site has some useful information but is more aimed at a traveler that does not have and checked luggage.   Often times airlines will have flights that are multi-stop and are cheaper than direct flights to one of the layover points.   I never understood why flying further was less expensive - can't we just pay by the air mile?   

For example, say you wanted to fly from Atlanta to Denver.    The airfare for that direct flight might be more expensive than a flight that goes from Atlanta to Portland, with a layover in Denver.    So you could purchase the longer flight to Portland but you would not board the plane for the second leg from Denver to Portland, thereby getting to Denver on a cheaper airfare.    This would not work if you had checked luggage since your luggage would go all the way to Portland.   On the other hand it provides a useful option for some people.  They also give a very interesting graph of airfare prices between now and when you plan to go, helping you see when the cheapest times are to fly. So, if you are planning a flight, I would suggest checking out these two sites.    Then book direct with the airline or take the information to your favorite travel agent.   I have easily saved almost $1,000 over our extensive trip.   I only wish I had learned of these tools earlier. 
 

And Now I Know — Rainbows

Some people say that Boquete is the land of rainbows. I started to wonder:  Where do rainbows come from? Why different colors in a rainbow? Mr. Google tells me the sun makes rainbows when white sunlight passes through raindrops. These raindrops are little prisms that bend different colors in the white light and droplets will separate into colors. And now I know that violet will be the color on the bottom of a rainbow and red color on top. Have to go “rainbow hunting” to check those colors!

Marcelyn

Marcelyn

 

Great Day For The Dog Camp Puppies At The Adoption Event!!!

Thank you so much to the New DogCamp Team, Joseph Culleton, Leslie Peever, Claudia Maks and Steve, Debe Emerson and Rod, Sandy Kayser, Ruby McKenzie, Todd Crow, Thanks to Nairn Cutten and Nancy Halbert Cattering for the delicious meal that they cooked and donated for the DogCamp.
  Yesterday we made 7 pre adoptions and we received 455.00 dollars. What wonderful day! Since the next week, we are going to visit the new forever homes with the dogs! Remember we have more dogs that are waiting for their forever homes! Come to visit them at DogCamp!
If you want to make a donation, dog food, vitamins, dog beds, etc. we will be at BCP Tuesday Market, come and talk to us and know more about our mission at the Boquete Community. We are the only group that have a shelter and can help to rescue animals, contact to the corregidora and the police if you can not speak spanish.
Next coming event, Big Daddy's, March 24th.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! ONTACT US: Javier Madge: 6965-9423 Magaly Bustamante: 6563-8686       dogcampboquete@gmail.com SUPPORT OUR RESCUE AND ADOPTION ACTIVITIES: Donate funds: GoFundMe Donate food and supplies Visit Dog Camp Boquete Adopt a dog (or two) Make your appointment in the DogCamp Calendar FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: DogCamp Boquete Blog Facebook Instagram YouTube   10000000_187701998499595_1484014447486828544_n.mp4 28745182_1827189854240537_447766425260523520_n.mp4

DogCamp Boquete

DogCamp Boquete

×