Panamonte Inn & Spa
Address: 5-minute walk from town
Caffeine buzzes from indulging in Boquete coffee are best nursed at the Panamonte Inn & Spa with a bowl of pumpkin soup. Owned by the same family since 1946, the country's oldest hotel has a quiet dignity even as it evolves. The 12 new suites have mahogany beds and glass doors that open to rose and camellia gardens. Up the road, its chef Charlie Collins recently opened a cooking school focused on new Panamanian cuisine.
Tags: luxury | expensive | smart splurge | eco-friendly