We’re at the Boquete Tree Trek in the mountains above Boquete at about 5500 feet. When we bought this Oferta Simple (like a Groupon) I didn’t exactly know where we were going to end up. We drove to Boquete, and then farther up the road, and farther up, and up, and up until we found our destination. We got out of the car and looked back, and were amazed.
This is the view from our cabin!
I knew we kept climbing as we drove here but didn’t realize how high until I looked out over the valley, That is Volcan Baru in the distance, the highest point in Panama – 11,398 feet.
I think that might be a zip line. The power is generated by hydroelectric on site so there shouldn’t be power lines up here.
The sunset colors the clouds behind and the low clouds roll through in front of Volcan Baru.
A zoomed in look at the top of Volcan Baru with the communication towers on top, and the sunset colors behind.
Looking down into the valleys through the clouds looks almost unreal.
The sunset fades, the wind continues to blow, and more and more clouds roll through.
It’s hard to believe we were just in David where these summer season days are around 90 degrees. It’s a different world up here. Right now it’s very chilly (it was in the low 50’s before sunset), the wind is howling around the cabin, and a light rain/mist is falling.
Tomorrow I will definitely be out there with my camera! We also have a tour of a coffee farm planned in the afternoon which should be interesting.
I’ll end for now with this short video of the clouds rolling through.
What a great day and fantastic view! Thanks for putting the cloud video too..very fast clouds! Made me feel like I was there. 🙂
Isn’t that something! I never saw anything quite like it. I’m glad you enjoyed the post 🙂
oh what a beautiful surprise you found waiting for you! enjoy the cooler climate and the amazing views! \
It sure is cooler, feels freezing to us but it is so beautiful!
What a contrast to my beach photos! One forgets how diverse Panama is! Great photos and video. 🙂
I know, there is everything here, beaches, mountains, city, country, so much in a small country and so fun exploring.
This is amazing! It looks almost like you are at the highest point and not Volcan Baru! And it’s only zero to ten degrees here with wind chill! Funny you mention something like Groupon…when we were at Multiplaza Mall in the city, this woman was using Groupon coupons for the Wendy’s at the food court (Yes, we went for Frosty’s, because the helado at the kiosk wasn’t in good shape at all–melted down. And when one wants ice cream….oh, and McD’s line was way. to. long. lol)
I know what you mean, must be sort of an illusion because I know baru is higher. There are a lot of groupon and ofierta offers in Panama City so I imagine people there get to use them quite a bit.
this makes me super excited for my trip to boquete in march!!!!
Oh? We will have to talk 😀 Maybe we can come up and visit while you are there. March should be great, just the time to get out of the heat of the city and enjoy the mountains.
Thats what I like about Panama, you can be very hot in one city and if you crave some cooler climate drive to another. Something I miss here in St Croix.
Yes this is true. We can easily get to the beach or the mountains.
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