ABOUT THE ORIGIN
Boquete was founded on April 11, 1911. The town includes the "corrigimientos" of Bajo Boquete, Alto Lino, Caldera, and Jaramillo. Boquete lies at the the base of Volcán Barú and enjoys a unique climate caused by the confluence of trade winds from the Caribbean to the north and the Pacific to the south. Barú is a young volcano in geological terms, and the resultant rich, fertile soil and elevations near 2000 meters above sea level create the ideal conditions for growing specialty coffee.
Boquete draws crowds for adventure tourism and birdwatching, but the town's main industry remains agriculture, especially coffee. Boquete has earned a reputation for producing some of the finest coffees in the world.