Panamonte Inn & Spa
At a Glance
The perfect base for exploring the Chiriqui Highlands
Luxury antique-style guest rooms
Restaurant voted by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best in Central America
Partake in a culinary class with chef Charlie Collins
Experience true Panama by taking a tour to one of the many coffee farms nearby
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Panamonte Inn & Spa or take a look at our itineraries to Panama
Located at the foot of Baru Volcano, the Panamonte Inn is the perfect base for exploring the Chiriqui Highlands. The hotel is a warm and friendly place for travelers seeking comfort and personalized attention and has luxury antique-style guest rooms and suites spread throughout the property’s beautiful gardens, including a romantic Honeymoon Suite and huge Garden Junior Suites with private terraces overlooking the mountains.
The Panamonte Inn’s restaurant is renowned for its gourmet cuisine, with Condé Nast Traveler recommending it as one of the best in Central America. Guests can even participate in a culinary class with the Inn's world renowned chef Charlie Collins, learning to prepare local dishes such as empanadas and cassava.
Indulge the senses at the Inn’s charming Haven Spa, with a range of wonderfully rejuvenating treatments including their signature hot stone massages. When not relaxing at the hotel there are many activities on offer for you to explore the surrounding region including river rafting, canopy rides, trekking, birdwatching, private visits to coffee farms and sightseeing tours.
The Panamonte Inn & Spa, the oldest Panama bed and breakfast hotel open continuously since 1914, and the only registered Small Luxury Hotel in Panama, offers guests 25 rooms with private baths. All rooms are equipped with telephones, hair dryers, air-conditioning (though you won’t need it!), ceiling fans, a security safe, WiFi, and flat screen televisions with international channels.
Terrace rooms, the newest rooms available at the hotel, are located in the gardens of the Panamonte and feature beautiful mountain views to provide a feeling of relaxing and escape from city life. Rooms are tastefully furnished and exceptionally comfortable, with king-size beds and a small private outdoor area seating.
Children are welcomed although there are no formal children's facilities other than babysitting, which can be arranged on request. The El Fresal apartment, located just across from the main part of the hotel, is an ideal choice for families, with three bedrooms sleeping up to 6 guests, two bathrooms, a living area and small outdoor terrace.
Guests at the Panamonte Inn & Spa can enjoy drinks and casual dining in the cosy setting of the Fireside Lounge, where open fires blaze, creating a warm country-style atmosphere. Alternatively more formal gourmet dining is on offer in the elegant dining area, prepared by the world class chef. When not dining on delicious cuisine guests can indulge in a relaxing massage or facial at the Panamonte's tranquil Haven Spa.
The Panamonte Inn & Spa is perfect for simply relaxing in the beautiful surroundings and perhaps indulging in a relaxing spa treatment or taking part in one of the chef's cooking classes. For those looking for something more active there are a whole host of activities on offer in the surrounding area including birdwatching, river rafting, zip line canopy tours, hiking and riding through the lush forests and bathing in volcanic hot springs.
Location & Directions
The Panamonte Inn & Spa is located in the cool highlands of Boquete, in the Chiriquí region, a 45-minute drive from David, just below the Costa Rican border.
When to go
This hilly country is hot throughout the year and the only relief from the high temperatures and humidity is to be found up in the highlands, where conditions are cooler and crisper, especially at night. Rainfall in Panama is very heavy on the Pacific coast and less so (but still substantial) in the lowlands of the Caribbean coast. The rainy season runs from May to December and downpours can be torrential, so always pack good waterproofs if going at this time of year. Sunshine levels are highest in the winter months (January to April), so this is a good time to visit, especially if you can stay in the hills where the air is fresher.