What We Love
- The hotel grounds overflow with fruit trees, flowers and birds
- Fresh Panamanian produce and flavors distinguish award-winning chef/owner Charlie Collins's gourmet cuisine
- Away-for-the-weekend Panamanians, local expats and guests mix in the welcoming Fireside Lounge
- The Panamonte staff is experienced and imaginative in arranging memorable guest activities
- The inn is a five-minute walk from Boquete town
- Pair with a seaside stay at Seagull Cove Lodge in Boca Chica
What To Know
- Boquete is a 50-minute flight from Panama City
- Here in the highlands, you’ll be glad you packed good walking shoes, a sun hat, a warm sweater, a waterproof windbreaker and binoculars
- The U.S. dollar is legal tender in Panama; however, it's best to travel with crisp bills
- Rent a car or let the inn arrange ATV and scooter rentals
- Inquire about small hands-on cooking classes with chef Charlie
- Tuesday morning is market day in Boquete — shop for handcrafted jewelry, handmade soaps, local coffee and medicinal herbal products
- WiFi is free
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Located in Boquete, HOTEL PANAMONTE is in the mountains and minutes from Boquete Community Players Theater and Events Center and Church of San Juan Bautista. This hotel is within close proximity of Municipal Park and El Explorador.
Make yourself at home in one of the 20 air-conditioned rooms featuring plasma televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Enjoy recreation amenities such as a sauna or take in the view from a garden. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of HOTEL PANAMONTE. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
This review is for the restaurant in Hotel Panamonte although from just observing the grounds and buildings I feel that the hotel itself would be a great place to stay. My husband took me to dinner for my birthday at the Hotel Panamonte a few weeks ago. We both ordered a steak with sides, and the meal was fabulous. The meat was cooked as requested and served by a very attentive and friendly waiter. It was one of the best tasting meals I have ever had. I highly recommend this restaurant. It is a high end restaurant with a cost that fits the scale but not exorbitantly priced.
I have had several meals at Panamonte but, I will base this review on my last visit on November 3rd-this being a Holiday in Panama and one of the busiest weekends in Boquete year round.
I had visitors from out of town and we went out for dinner to be turned away by two or three restaurants, long lines in every dining site of town. I thought for sure Panamonte is a safe bet and I was not mistaken.
The restaurant was full to capacity and they were only sitting guests with reservations, but the very professional staff guided us to the bar area where they said they would serve anything from the full menu. The bar at Panamonte is the coziest place after your own home- fire place going- friendly bartender and servers and the outdoor with its flowers and fire pit going is Boquete at its best.
I ordered the Trout Panamonte Style and my friends ordered the Sliders. My trout stuffed with spinach and a delicious sauce over a bed of potatoes was to die for and a very generous portion-From the bar I had my favorite Cocktail-named el Salto is a frozen martini with local fruit Naranjilla (Lulo). All delicious and not excessively pricey.
Food came out quickly despite the amount of people they were serving and servers were very attentive to our table even thought we were away from the main dining area-this is why no matter how busy Boquete is- Panamonte will always be my safest bet.
The property is located about 45 minutes from David International Airport, a mere 45 minutes flight from Panama City’s Tocumen or Albrook airports.
We were a group of 19 touring Cerro Punta and Boquete to attend a floral retreat. We could feel the cordiality and peace that surrounds the property since the minute we arrived.
Rooms are extremely large and most have a semi private terrace. (2) queen beds and many pillows were ultra comfy. Bathrooms are also very spacious and our room had a new and elegant wooden walk-in closet and safe deposit box. I have never felt as safe in a hotel before as I did at this one! Yes, everything was clean. Robes and terry slippers were provided.
Ambiance is very laid back in the good sense of the word. Countryside breakfast included is very generous, a la carte, but make sure to order some fresh strawberries and try the local dishes from the regular menu. You will not be disappointed as world renowned Chef Charlie Collins is the owner. One of my favorite moments was the morning I had enough time to sit by the restaurant’s balcony, overlooking the mountains while savoring breakfast. Dinner was delicious too.
Have a drink or a few by the bar’s fireplace. Soo relaxing, can’t wait to return and hopefully soon.
Note: all rooms are at ground level but some require a bit of walking. Should you need special assistance indicate so prior to arrival. No steps needed to access them.