Finca Lérida

A unique and preferred destination for people interested in exploring its rich flora and fauna,
bird watchers, nature photographers and eco-tourism in general.
A unique delightful charming retreat. Arise to the aroma of our “Finca Lérida” Estate Coffee roasted daily and freshly brewed specially for you.
After a day of birding, hiking, walking or just relaxing, enjoy our old style excellent and traditional home cooked meals, served at the Coffee House.

FINCA LERIDA BED AND BREAKFAST - Finca Lerida’s original vintage family home of Scandinavian design consists of 3 suites and 2 bedrooms, each with private bath, individually decorated conserving the warm Scandinavian style. The living room with beautiful fireplace and garden bohio have views of the forest and stream on the property.

Veraneras Suite - Enjoy the springtime feeling of this Suite with twin beds facing the bouganvilla “veraneras” garden. Its cozy adjoining room has a twin bed.

El Colibrí -A charming room with queen size bed facing the bohio surrounded by hummingbird feeders.

El Jardín - The Garden Suite with twin beds, is bright and spacious with a springtime feeling, overlooking the flower garden and the vegetable and herb garden.

FINCA LERIDA ECOLODGE - Nestled in the middle of our coffee plantation and surrounded by our private natural forest reserve. Wake up to the symphony of birds and to the aroma of our home grown “Finca Lerida” Estate Coffee brewed specially for you. Each of our 11 double rooms with private bathroom has its own porch, and a beautifull view of the valley and surrounding mountains. All the rooms are individually decorated and named after birds found in Finca Lerida Highlands.

BIRD WATCHING AT FINCA LERIDA - Located on our exclusive private nature reserve at an altitude ranging from 5,000 -10,000 feet above sea level, and consisting of primary and secondary forests, Finca Lerida has a network of professionaly built trails which have been visited by birdwatchers looking to see the Resplendent Quetzal, and by those interested in the magnificent fauna and flora within the estate grounds.

ESTATE COFFEE: - Finca Lerida is one of Boquete’s oldest and most traditional Coffee Estates. Located in the Highlands of Boquete, at an altitude of 5,500 feet, on the foothills of the Baru Volcano, with its deep rich volcanic soil, this beautifull and traditional coffee estate offers optimum conditions for growing premium mountain coffee. The ample rainfall and sunny, dry harvesting season promotes ideal production of this Arabica coffee.

During the months of December to May, Lerida’s harvesting season, only the ripe cherries are selected and picked daily. The coffee then undergoes a meticulous wet process in Finca Lerida’s original and unique processing plant designed and constructed by Mr. Monniche himself. In keeping with his tradition, after the wet process the beans are sun dried, stored and aged in wooden silos, until the coffee is ready to be used.

Lerida’s many times award winning coffee was ranked #1 amongst 119 coffees from 15 countries at the Cupping Pavilion during the Boston SCAA’s (Specialty Coffee Association of America) annual meeting.

At Finca Lerida we offer an in depth interactive Coffee Tour for those interested in learning more about coffee, which includes the original processing plant on display at Lerida’s Permanent Exhibit.


LOCATION: Finca Lerida is located in Alto Quiel, Boquete, Province of Chiriqui, Republic of Panama.
  • Traveling to Panama: Direct flights from Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Orlando and from almost all major Central and South American cities.
  • Traveling to Boquete: David, the capital of Chiriqui, is easily accessible from Panama City either by air, on reliable local airlines, one hour flight; or by land, a pleasant 5 hours drive on the Interamerican Highway. Boquete is just a 30 minute drive from David.
  • Traveling to Boquete from Costa Rica or Central America: Comfortable air conditioned buses travel daily from Costa Rica to David. The trip from San Jose takes approximately eight hours. Buses from David to Boquete travel daily every half hour starting at 6:00am until 9:00pm
  • How to get from Boquete to Finca Lerida: There is a ten minute drive from the town plaza in Boquete to Finca Lérida. Passing through the center of town continue on the main road for approximately .6 kilometers and bear left at the Y (La Huaca Inn). Continue on the main road and in approximately 1.6 kms. more you will find another Y. Bear left towards Los Naranjos, you will pass the Boquete Stadium at your right hand side. Continue on the main road for about 2.1 km until you reach another Y. Again bear left with signs towards Callejon Seco. You will start climbing towards the mountains. Stay on the main road for about 4.9 km. more until you reach the top of the mountain where you will find a Finca Lerida sign and an iron gate. Take a left unto the gravel road. You are now in Finca Lerida. If you are going to the B&B go right at the intersection, if you are going to Finca Lerida Ecolodge continue to the left for a few more meters.

Conde Nast article

In Panama, the newer family lodge of choice is Tranquilo Bay, on Isla Bastimentos in the Bocas del Toro province. It's owned by two families from the U.S. and they've done a wonderful job of blending their lodge into the environment, both ecologically and with their work with local indigenous people. Surfing, boating, incredible snorkeling, and marine life are the main attractions, but the islands are full of jungle wildlife as well. And you have the funky Caribbean town of Bocas del Toro just a few minutes away by boat.

I'd recommend combining either of these lodges with a two-night stay at one of the cloud forest lodges in the respective country (Villa Blanca in Costa Rica or Finca Lérida in Panama), along with whitewater rafting to round out a trip full of activities, relaxation, and different ecosystems."

Finca Lerida Old House
Rates are in US $ and do Not include taxes (10%)

Room

Description

Occupancy

High Season

Green Season




Until
Oct 31 /11

Nov 1 /11 -
April 30 /12

La Reina

1 King

Doble

$160.00

$180.00

Las Veraneras Suite

2 Twin beds,
1 Twin

Doble

$ 160.00

$ 180.00

El Colibrí

1 Queen bed

 Doble

$ 160.00

$ 180.00

Suite del Jardín

2 Twin beds

Doble

$ 160.00

$ 180.00

(Rates are in US $ and do not include taxes)

 

Finca Lerida Ecolodge
Rates are in US $ and do not include taxes (10%)

Room

Description

Occupancy

High Season

Green Season




May 1 /11 -
Oct 31 /12

Nov 1 /11 -
April 30 /12

9 rooms

 

Single

$ 144.00

$ 164.00


2 Twin beds

Doble

$ 160.00

$ 180.00

2 rooms

1 King bed

Single

$ 144.00

$ 164.00



Doble

$ 160.00

$ 180.00

Lunch and Dinner rates
Rates are in US $ and do not include taxes (10%)
Lunch: $ 10.00 - $ 20.00. Dinner: $12.00 - $25.00

General Information:


a. Our Ecolodge has eleven rooms all with private bath and hot water.
b. We are a NON SMOKING establishment.
c. No pets are Allowed.
d. Children are welcome at Finca Lerida Ecolodge. At the Old House we welcome children ten years on older.


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