Boquete had me with this: it’s known as the “Valley of the Flowers and the Eternal Spring.” I mean, what Texan in August doesn’t like the sound of that? Boquete is also home to Cielo Paraiso, a 580-acre master-planned community that offers a plethora of resort activities, including hiking, biking, river rafting, bird watching, and more. Another highlight: the private 18-hole championship golf course designed by J. Michael Poellet. There are 30 homesites available, and owners can choose Pacific Ocean views or views of the surrounding Talamanca and Jaramillo mountain ranges. Prices start in the mid-$100,000s. Jump for more photos.