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Hi, I'm Luis, a local Panamanian taking care of a family property in Boquete with a very nice and comfortable 3 bedroom house surrounded by nature. I feel a bit guilty having it all to myself so I thought about sharing with others and workaway seems perfect for this as I enjoy meeting interesting people from around the world and I can always use a helping hand around the house.
Please read the profile and reviews to understand better what it's like here because this place is not for everybody. It is super quiet and relaxing, perfect to disconnect and reconnect with nature. We go to bed early and get up early following the rhythm of nature and patters of the sun.
You must enjoy hiking and be in good shape. Getting around in Boquete is a workout. From the house it is a 30 minute hike down to town, and 40 min hike up to get back. Town is at 1100 mts above sea level, house at 1300 mts. There are plenty of beautiful nature hikes around to experience the cloudforest.
The help you can provide is flexible, we talk and we decide what works best.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Interact with a local, learn about Panama's culture, nature, food, and get to practice your Spanish.
- Cook vegan/vegetarian
- General home maintenance (gardening, painting, cleaning)
Spanish and English
Private room with private bathroom.
Boquete is one of the top adventure travel destinations in Central America. Temperature is like air conditioner year-round, perfect for hiking in the lush green fairy tale looking cloudforest. There are also small farms everywhere producing high quality coffee.
Most travelers will find it easy to get to Boquete from Panama City, David, Santa Catalina, Bocas del Toro or even Costa Rica. Once in Boquete the town is small and easy to figure out. One important thing to point out is that being a mountain town, there are lots of hills so walking on flat terrain is rare. If you are in good shape and enjoy hiking, you will love it here, if not, then this might not be the right place for you.
There are stores to buy essentials close to the house, otherwise the town center is 30-40 minutes walking with supermarkets, internet cafes, public library, and farmer market where you can find a great variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, and because it is a top travel destination, tour operators, restaurants, and a few bars.
5 hrs/5 days a week