The Coffee Estate Inn

, Panama

Three charming bungalows on a six-acre shade-coffee farm offer peace, privacy, plentiful bird life, and one of Boquete's best views. Each unit has a kitchenette, sitting room with dining table and TV, and a separate large bedroom. Big windows and ample balconies with lounge chairs frame Volcán Barú and the valley below. Footpaths and benches dot the tropical gardens, filled with coffee plants and forest patches that are home to 133 avian species. On Tuesday and Friday, you can request a delicious three-course dinner ($$–$$$) ranging from roasted duck to grilled fish served by candlelight in your bungalow, though you need to order in the morning. Each fridge is stocked with homemade breads and fresh-roasted coffee to accompany the fruit baskets for do-it-yourself breakfasts. Canadian owners Barry and Jane sell crafts, coffee, and coffee liqueur, all made in-house. The main building has a small library, computer, and lounge area where guests can plan the next leg of their trip with help from the friendly owners. Terrace massages can be arranged upon request. Reserve well ahead of time.

PROS

  • great views
  • lovely grounds
  • helpful owners
  • heated bathroom floors
  • gourmet dinners

CONS

  • often full
  • two-night minimum stay
  • no kids under 14

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 507-720–2211

HOTEL DETAILS

Rate Includes: 3 bungalows Breakfast

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