Boquete Panama is a sky island, a small town at the end of the road leading form David into the hills of Panama. Within the District of some fifteen thousand people lives a smaller English speaking community from around the world. Whether people like it or not some of those new immigrants are terraforming Boquete into a unique environment.
By chance and because Las Ruinas had both Jazz and Lobsters, Mayra, my son Nicholas and I made it to Las Ruinas last night. We encountered not only an excellent performance by the Fantasy Jazz band, not only excellent food but also two birthday celebrations for two expats, who each in his own way has helped to shape the current Boquete.
I should say the food was so good that my son needed to try a many course meal, lobster, followed by filet minion, followed by a gargantuan ice-cream sunday followed by birthday cake, twice. He is still sleeping it off as Mayra and I are drinking coffee.
Our birthday boys included Harry Hunt who lives on the beach below Puerto Armulles. Harry has developed and sold many properties in Boquete. Craig Jacobs operates both Las Ruinas and now the Bistro Boquete. Harry has helped people settle here and Craig has help create great, consistent dining and a venue for good music.
My thanks to both of them, for helping to make Boquete a better place to live. Boquete has evolved a lot since I arrived six years ago, some things are better others maybe not but overall it is still an excellent place to live and I am very grateful to be here among this new group of pioneers.