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We start our trip in Boquete in the state of Chirqui, right at the border with Costa Rica. This is the Panama highland were small estates have been producing coffee since the late 1800s in the area centered on the volcano Baru. We are going to a few nights to visit farms around Boquete, then some time on the other side of the Volcan Baru to visit farms in the Bambito and Volcan region. Now, I used to rave about the Panamonte, and it is still nice. But my room that was $80 is now $135 a night, thanks to the invasion of the retirees from the US. ...