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Address: Calle Jaramillo Alto, Boquete 0413, Panama
Phone Number: +507 720-1989
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At El Explorador Gardens, we offer 5 acres of walking trails where you can...

At El Explorador Gardens, we offer 5 acres of walking trails where you can explore to your heart's desire. Our walking trails include views of our coffee plantations, fruit and vegetable gardens, hundreds of different varieties of flowers, exotic plants and all kinds of interesting quotes and figurines made out of 100% recycled materials placed strategically among the gardens. On weekends, you can enjoy our coffee shop as well. Additionally, we have a junior and a master suite available for our visitors.

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Whimsy Gardens

I strolled these gardens on my own today---- relaxing walk in the beauty of the flowers and shrubs with a smile at the humor in the surrounding art! I found 3 swings to enjoy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
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Salem, Oregon
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Columbia, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A misnomer if Ive ever seen one. Its just a looping trail on a small piece of land kept open so the owners can pick up a little extra change. It did one redeeming quality in its favor and that is a somewhat fair view.

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Thank Steve C
Panama
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It is a very original place and a fantastic garden. You can enjoy with the family. We really liked the scenery.

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Thank Mustafa K
Boquete, Panama
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Having lived close to El Explorador gardens, I have made several visits during different times of the year here. what a fun place to spend an hour or two and to bring visitors. The views are great, the gardens beautiful and the quirky art work fun! Spend time here!

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Salem, Oregon
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I strolled these gardens on my own today---- relaxing walk in the beauty of the flowers and shrubs with a smile at the humor in the surrounding art! I found 3 swings to enjoy ! Located very close to Boquete. Is hilly so not w/c accessible--- could be very slippery when it rains. Would not recommend for small children due... More 

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Thank fpcrow
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This garden is decorated with reused, upcycled goods like blenders, toasters, sewing machines, and old TVs. There are lots of old license plates painted over with words of wisdom (in Spanish, of course). It's quite cute to be honest.

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Thank ElizabethVS336
Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This place is amazing. What a fun and whimsical adventure. The clever signs posted around are great for those of us learning Spanish. Humorous, witty and wise. Gardens are beautiful and the hosts were so gracious and welcoming. Going back with a friend next week!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I have to say, this was probably one of the least-expected and more memorable experiences I've had while traveling. El Explorador is basically someone's very large yard, front and back, that has been decorated in a most whimsical and DIY way with found objects and sweet, pithy, and often quite deep little sayings posted all over the place (in Spanish).... More 

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Thank KrysiaHW
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

It is a good place for kids to play... I would recommend this place just to kids It is to expensive just to walk around...

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Kihei, Hawaii, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

One of the reasons to spend time in Boquete is for the wonderful hiking. If you walk on almost any road that intersects with the main street, up you go and soon have great views of the town, coffee plantations, and green mountains. One path we took is about an hour walk from the center of town – up a... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

If you have some time in this area, it's worth a visit. Very interesting take on one man's trash is another man's treasure. Recycled items put to use in a positive way.

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