Explore Boquete: Destination for Your Next Adventure

Descubre los atardeceres mágicos de Boquete en nuestro hostel, frente al majestuoso Volcán Barú.

Introduction to Boquete district

Discover the enchanting sunsets of Boquete from the comfort of our vibrant hostel, nestled against the breathtaking backdrop of Volcán Barú.

Whether you’re traveling solo, with friends, or seeking new connections, our vibrant shared bunks provide the perfect base for your adventures.

At Joe’s Layover Hostel, we offer affordable and cozy accommodation options designed to make your stay in Boquete unforgettable.

Joe´s Layover Hostel
Your Gateway to Boquete's Charm

Boquete, an oasis of natural beauty and adventure, awaits you in the highlands of Chiriquí province, Panama. With a spring-like climate, lush mountain landscapes, and vibrant culture, this unique destination offers an unforgettable experience for all travelers looking to escape the ordinary.

Stunning Natural Beauty

Immerse yourself in Boquete's lush greenery, where emerald coffee plantations, misty cloud forests, and the majestic Volcán Barú surround you. Explore its crystalline rivers, spectacular waterfalls, and scenic trails that lead you to dreamy places.

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Year-Round Spring-Like Climate

Enjoy cool and pleasant temperatures year-round, perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, rafting, canopy tours, and mountain biking.

Adventure and Ecotourism

Embark on exciting adventures exploring Boquete's trails, rafting its turbulent rivers, or discovering the unique biodiversity of its forests.

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World-Renowned Coffee

Indulge in the aroma and flavor of Boquete's Geisha coffee, famous worldwide for its exceptional quality. Discover the production process at local coffee farms and enjoy exclusive tastings.

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Vibrant Culture and Delicious Gastronomy

Immerse yourself in Boquete's rich culture through its festivals, crafts, and delicious gastronomy. Discover restaurants that blend the best of local and international cuisine.

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Tranquil and Safe Environment

Relax in Boquete's tranquil and safe environment, where the hospitality of its inhabitants will make you feel at home from the first moment.

Ecotourism in Panama

Wellness and Health

Recharge in Boquete with activities that promote physical and mental well-being, such as yoga retreats, spa treatments, and connection with nature.

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Accessibility and Accommodation Options

Easily reach Boquete through Enrique Malek International Airport and choose from a wide variety of accommodation options, from boutique hotels to cozy hostels like Joe's Layover Hostel.

Enrique Malek Airport access

Destination for Every Type of Traveler

Whether you're an intrepid adventurer, a seeker of tranquility, or a lover of culture, Boquete has something special for you. Discover a versatile destination that will leave a lasting impression on your heart.

Get ready for an unforgettable experience in Boquete, where nature, adventure, and hospitality come together to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Traveler Reviews

Discover Why Boquete is Your Next Unmissable Destination

Exploring the Magic of Boquete: A Charming Destination in Panama

Boquete is described as a magical place with lush green mountains, a cool climate, and a thriving gastronomic scene. The author shares their experience visiting Boquete, highlighting the natural beauty of the area and the delicious local cuisine. Their stay at Bambuda Castle and their road trip from Panama City are also mentioned in the article.

Immersing in the Beauty of Boquete: A Charming Destination in Panama

In this article, the authors share their experience living the slow travel life in Boquete, Panama. They describe how they’ve adapted to their new pace of life, exploring the best supermarkets, restaurants, and local events in the area. Additionally, they provide helpful tips on life in the Alto Boquete neighborhood, local transportation, safety, and how to fix their Airbnb accommodation. Despite the seasonal rains, the authors find Boquete to be a safe and welcoming destination, ideal for those seeking an authentic and tranquil experience in Panama.

Travelers’ Stories

Dive into the rich tapestry of journeys that have shaped Joe’s Layover Hostel. Here, we chronicle the myriad adventures, discoveries, and connections that have turned our guests’ stays into lasting memories. From the first blush of dawn over Volcán Barú to the camaraderie of starlit nights by the fire, each story is a thread in the vibrant fabric of our shared experiences. Explore the pages of our past, draw inspiration for your next journey, and add your own narrative to our collective legacy.

20 reviews on
Kaydence Simpson
Kaydence Simpson
Can’t express my love for this hostel enough. If you are coming to David or the area definitely stay at this hostel! The owners are so kind, genuine, and make this place as special as it is. You wake up every morning to a beautiful waterfall which you can swim in and jump off. They have a restaurant on site, and the hostel owners even make an amazing dinner every night which you change purchase (I highly recommend). Would come back to Panama just to stay at this hostel! Amazing place, amazing staff, amazing hostel!! Only good things to say about this place :)
Yir MR
Yir MR
This is the place to stay. Book it and thank me later. Joe and Roger are amazing hosts and they'll manage to make you feel at home and welcome to a new experience. Booked one night and stayed for almost a week. Miss being around. xx
If you practice mindfulness and want to meet likeminded travelers, this may be the place for you! I’m a solo female traveler and I felt very safe. The host, Roger is thoughtful and kind. He pays attention to the small things that matter. He is fluent in several languages, including English. There’s a well on the property so there’s water in spite of drought conditions in the area. The bathroom was clean and I was invited to share dinner yesterday, along with other travelers. Roger drove me into town to purchase things I needed and he purchased 2 huge bags of ice when he noticed that I liked my beverage with Lots of ice! He pays attention to the small details.
Mathilde Blin
Mathilde Blin
Such an Amazing place with full access to a waterfall and beautiful garden ! Room are clean and comfy, and hosts could propose some local activities around the area (surfing, hotsprings, waterfall, hiking...) Hosts are also aware and disponible if you need help for something. Family atmosfere where you could cook and share all together. Definitely a place to stay in Panama. 🙂
Lisa Jie
Lisa Jie
Joe and Roger made this place feel like a home from the moment I arrived. They are so welcoming and showed me the most secluded and amazing spots in the area. Would recommend, many thanks!
Calley Wasser
Calley Wasser
A little late on this review but Joe’s layover hostel is the homiest hostel you will probably ever visit. The guys make you feel welcome immediately and showed me a local’s David/Panama! If you’re in David you need to stay here!
Tifanny Geglio
Tifanny Geglio
I had a great experience, everyone is very kind and friendly and the place is very peaceful and cozy
Leon Trustram
Leon Trustram
Joe and Roger are two absolute legends who have found eachother in life and run this hostel to share their passion with everyone who steps through their gates and make them feel at home. They go all out on giving you a great and personal experience and organise all kinds of activities around the area for very cheap. Writing this review while still on the road on a 9 week solo trip and I'm not missing my home but I sure as hell miss these guys and this place! Initially booked 2 nights but stayed for a week or so.

Reserve Your Stay

Begin the adventure of a lifetime at Joe’s Layover Hostel. Click ‘Reserve Your Stay’ to secure your spot in our welcoming haven, nestled in the heart of Boquete’s natural beauty. Whether you’re seeking thrilling outdoor adventures or peaceful moments in nature, your unforgettable journey starts here. Reserve now and get ready to create memories that will last forever. Welcome to your home away from home, where new friends and experiences await.


Don’t Miss Out!

Backpacker Package

Discover Boquete with our exclusive Backpacker packages.

Whether you’re traveling solo or with a partner, we have what you need. Choose between our Single or Duo Package, both include:

  • Bunk Bed accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 nights and 4 days of lodging
  • Option for a Coffee Tour or a special outing to the most iconic places in Boquete

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore Boquete with us!