The Boquete (Not for Tourists!) Handbook

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This is a NO BS guide to navigating life in Boquete, Panama. It grows out of my experience of living here in Boquete for the past 12 years. The idea for this book was to put together a comprehensive, informational guide that both residents of Boquete and potential residents could use on an ongoing basis.

You don’t need to be a Boquete expert to live here but if you want help in avoiding costly mistakes, wasting time and endless frustration, you do need the basic info that helps you navigate as we ( the residents) constantly strive to know.

PROCESS – The number one time waster here is not knowing where to go for what. Not knowing“the process” drives everyone crazy. In the handbook you’ll find answers to questions like, Who runs the place ? What is the Government structure? What do the police do & where are they? What to do in an emergency (with contact numbers and tips), plus all your necessary info for Getting around, Visas, Health Options, Property Rights and Process, Construction –tips on Materials, Hiring people, saving $$ with Jubilado discounts, Where to stay, Where to go, What to do, Clubs and a wealth of useful material. (For a more complete list of what’s in the Handbook scroll down).

You don’t have to re-invent the wheel. We have already done that because we live here and have been through it all.

Here’s my guarantee with this PDF ebook – if this handbook can’t  answer your particular Boquete question, you can email me directly & I will personally point you to a person or place that can.

See you in Boquete soon!

Dianne Heidke – Author – The Boquete Handbook

Contact us to purchase the Latest Download! PDF $19.95 (via PAYPAL)

Please note that we are undergoing a restructure of our web sites.  To that end you will need to contact us directly to pay for the PDF version of the Handbook until we can get a payment portal and website up.

What does the Boquete Panama Handbook cover?

  • Where to Stay?
  • Where to Eat?
  • Residency and Visas
  • Health Care Services
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Real Estate:  Title and Process
  • Construction
  • Hiring and Labor Laws
  • Insurance
  • PLUS- Construction Terms Translation, List of (animal) Vets, Jubilado Discounts
  • Maps and Geography
  • History of Boquete
  • City Government Structure
  • Who are the Representantes and Corregidores? What do they do?
  • Important Phone Numbers
  • Police, Fire, and Emergency Services
  • Utilities and Telecommunications
  • Money and Banks
  • Getting About
  • Things to Do/Clubs/Points of Interest

And much, much more!!!

The Boquete ( Not for Tourists!) Handbook has been bought, (either in paperback form or via download ) by over a thousand new (or would-be residents) to Boquete, Panama.  Here is some of what they have to say:

Proven to be one of the most helpful tools

The Boquete Handbook has proven to be one of the most helpful tools in our transition to Boquete, Panama. Now that we are here, it is still being put to very good use. Thank you for your diligent work and insight as to what is needed to make things easier during a major life change to another culture.

Leigh Gray

Like a Good Friend

This book is like a good friend who you can always turn to for reliable advice. It will save you many times its cover price.
Mac. USA

Fantastic Information

The Boquete Handbook is fantastic information for one who is considering a move to Boquete.

Carole King