We recently took a tour of the of the still infinished Biodiversity Museum designed by Frank Gehry on the Amador Causeway. The tour includes an presentation by Ing. Margo Lopez. She shows a video of that the seven major exhibits will look like. One cannot help getting excited by her presentation- Why? Because the exhibits are so unique and outstanding that you can believe this this museum will be a major tourism destination by itself, just as in Miraflores Locks which receives over 600,000 visitors a year. In fact KPMG did a study on the Gehry museum and calculated it will attract 500,000 visitors a year.
The museum is successfully getting multi-million dollar corporate sponsorships of the seven exhibits.
Many in the hotel industry are wondering how we are going to fill all those new hotel rooms. The Gehry Biodiversity Museum is an answer.
The tours take place every Friday. You can sign up on the link below. Make sure and follow the instructions on what to where. ( The tour of the construction site requires certain shoes etc.)
Every year our family goes to Boquete after Christmas. One of our favorite activities while there is rafting. In the last two years we been privileged to go rafting with Boquete Outdoor Adventures. (BOA) Their staff really outdo themselves to make sure you have a really fun and perfectly enjoyable trip. As we ride those rapids laughing all the way, taking in all the natural scenery I often think how this excursion beats any family experience Disney can offer.
The Boquete area is one of the best areas in the Americas for both rafting and kakaking. The rivers are close and the scenery is beautiful all along the way. BOA picks you up at your hotel at 7 am and get you back around 4 pm.
Many people ask me “Isn’t rafting dangerous?” The answer is that there are different levels of rafting. BOA offers rafting trips for the whole family and also for experts. Kids from age 10 can go. Also it is important you go with a company with an impeccable reputation for safety. BOA, like that other good company, Chiriqui Rafting, has a perfect safety record.
BOA is fully booked lots of the time, so we recommend you make a reservation before you arrive. Find them at