About Us

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Your hosts at Boquete Apartments are an international couple: Volker Piasta of German nationality and María del Carmen Santamaría, a native Panamanian.

We both bring relevant experience to our new venture and hope to make your stay in our Boquete apartments enjoyable.
Volker was born in Germany and grew up in Berlin, where he studied Electrical Engineering at the TUB and worked as a development engineer. 
At age 40, he decided to move to the beautiful Tuscan hills in Italy, where he bought an abandoned farm, started to produce excellent olive oil and transformed the medieval farmhouse into a flourishing agriturismo guesthouse. After more than 20 years in Tuscany, he decided to restart again, went to Boquete in Panama to study Spanish, and fell in love, first with the place and then with Maria. So he decided to settle here and start a new family. He speaks German and quite fluently Spanish and English, and still remembers some Italian and some of the French he had learned at school.

Maria was born in Boquete into a family of 10 brothers and sisters. She has always strived to learn and study alongside her work. As the (now retired) secretary of the local catholic parish, her daily life has been and is all about organizing, counseling, helping, and communicating. She pursues these activities also outside her job as an active member of the International Lions Club in Boquete. In her spare time, she is a very talented artisan who paints and creates sculptures, mainly with a folkloristic background. Her art decorates our house and the apartments and is also for sale. She is a great gardening lover, with a special interest in orchids.
Maria speaks Spanish, and some English and has basic knowledge of German, always eager to learn more.

See also here

Boquete Apartments - Volker

Boquete Apartments - Maria del Carmen Santamaría
We love healthy and genuine food, bake our own bread and have half a dozen free-roaming hens which produce more than enough eggs for us, so we are selling what we cannot consume ourselves. If you like fresh eggs for breakfast, just ask.
Our chicken: How many eggs will we have today?
Chicken and ducks in the garden of Aparthotel Boquete
This duck's name is Daisy

What our guests say about us

Amazing experience! Very welcoming host!
Way better than expected!
Quiet, clean, amazing hosts!

Anonymous USA United States of America

We loved the fresh bread, eggs and buttermilk every morning. The apartment was equipped with good cooking utensils. Everything was clean and new.”Marlene 


Excellent host, very friendly, attentive, polite and even provided information about what to do in the city. Room with balcony to the garden, very nice. Totally recommend it. Would return

AnaBrazil Brazil

Volker was one of the best host we've ever been to. He was very friendly and helpfull. Communication through WhatsApp was very good and fast. The bed was so comfortable. The vicinity of accommodation is very quiet. From the terrace is a view to the garden, where the hens run. On arrival we had home eggs in the fridge and everything you need for a good breakfast (coffee, tea, butter, jam...). Volker left us some home-made bread and even fruit on the terrace every morning. We felt as we are at home there. Thank you for everything Volker. We give you 10, because the 10 minutes by foot from the center was worth it 😉”

Miškasmile Czech Republic

Super clean! Big, comfy bed. Good shower, gasheated. It turns cold sometimes (common problem). Just turn it off and switch it back on and it's nice and warm again. Although breakfast is not included, the owner brought us fresh bread every morning. Good strong wifi. Well equipped kitchen. Walking distance from Boquete town and very close to busstop for minibuses heading up the mountain.

EvaNetherlands Netherlands

Volker is an excellent host! Very friendly and helpful. He gave us lots of information about things to see and do. Fresh eggs and bread every morning was a lovely surprise. our little covered terrace looking over the garden was lovely. We enjoyed watching the duck and chickens. We loved it all so much we stayed 10 days instead of four!

Katheryn Spain Spain
“At 15min from the city center clean apartment with all the comforts except the TV that you have to operate wifi coffee tea sugar jam butter fresh bread in the morning owner listens and gives good advice attention it rains often at altitude and it is fresh ” 
Pierre France France

 Boquete Apartments is an enterprise of Tuscany Real Estates S.A.