Boquerón Is Booming

I came to Boquerón back in November 2010. It was a sleepy little village of about 1,500 people.

Things have changed quite a bit since then and the place is booming with a lot of new construction. Within the last year the Banco Nacional has opened a branch up near the Town Hall, across from the park.


A whole new housing development has been created called Brisas de Boquerón (Boquerón Breezes). And going up the hill towards home I see new construction sites every week.

brisas de boqueron

And right here in my little neighborhood there’s building going on next door. One house has been built already, and last week another one was started.


There are no new bars or restaurants, though. But yesterday walking down from the Post Office I noticed one house’s patio was filled with clothing and a hand made sign that said, Ropa Americana (American Clothes). Now, I often see comments on stories that say ALL of the western hemisphere is “America,” not just the United States. Technically that’s true, but you know that Ropa Americana refers to the USA, and NOT Honduras or Paraguay. And while I didn’t stop and check, I’d be willing to be that those “American Clothes” have labels saying they were made in China, Bangladesh or Viet Nam.

There’s no stopping progress. There was a sign across from the bank spelling out some of the public works projects that will be taking place here in the near future, one of which is repaving the road from El Cruce to the Town Hall. Boquerón is booming.


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  1. Karen Ama Panama

    Very interesting. How did you happen to choose Boqueron? I’m always curious how people choose where to live in Panama. We still haven’t decided. We liked the weather of Boquete but don’t necessarily want to be in gringolandia. I love the ocean but prefer the coolness of the mountains. Do you live in a typical Panamanian home?