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The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete

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Address: Bajo Mono, Boquete 0413, Panama
Phone Number: +507 6691-9144
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The Lost Waterfalls is a moderate to difficult hike through the cloudforest...

The Lost Waterfalls is a moderate to difficult hike through the cloudforest in western Panama to three fabulous waterfalls. The hike can take from one to three hours round trip depending on how many waterfalls you want to see. If you are lucky you may spot sloths, monkeys, quetzals or any number of the fascinating wildlife living in the cloudforest.

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Very refreshing and peaceful

I did this trek on my own, no organised tour; it's not difficult, just a bit muddy, but the 3 waterfalls are very tall and impressive, so they're worth it. I did the hike in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Corina P
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent hike, with some decent waterfalls. Did other more interesting hikes in costa rica and the rest of panama

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did this trek on my own, no organised tour; it's not difficult, just a bit muddy, but the 3 waterfalls are very tall and impressive, so they're worth it. I did the hike in around 90 min (return) in the morning, from 8am, and it was just me and the forest, it was amazing! Don't book tours, just go... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We were a group of including two granddaughters, aged 8 and 10. We only made it to the first two waterfalls, but they were great! It took about 3 to 3-1/2 hours round trip. MUST where good hiking shoes and clothes, pack plenty of water, and a snack. It was a bit rough at times but we all really enjoyed... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

A bit slippery, but beautiful hike and waterfalls. Definitely go earlier in the morning so you miss the rain. $7 entry is a bit high, but take water and a snack and take your time!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

I read in a guidebook that to visit Boquete and not go on a hike was like going to France and not drinking wine. Well, we can't have that! We went with a guide (Michael with Beyond Adventures) and I am very glad we did. While the trail was well-marked, it was nice to walk and chat with someone who... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We were lucky we had nice weather on August 2nd. Very nice moderate hike. Yes there are certain points that are a bit challenging, especially after or during rain but waterfalls 1 and 2 are beautiful and worth the effort. If you have trouble ascending or descending hills (at some points fairly steep) this could be challenging. Still highly recommended.... More 

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Lindfield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

My wife and I did this on our first afternoon in Boquete. It was late July and overcast/rainy, but this didn't take anything away from this hike, so could be a good one for when the weather closes in. As many travellers have recommended, skip the $30-$40pp tour and do it on your own. Take the bus, or (as we... More 

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Central Point, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We started the trek just after sunrise. Nobody was around, couldn't pay until we headed back. The trail is a bit strenuous, you should be in decent shape if you plan to see all the waterfalls or give yourself time to go slow. Also, you're hiking in a jungle up some steeper slopes; you will get a bit dirty. The... More 

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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

First, skip the tour buses. Take a local bus from downtown for $2 which will drop you off at the beginning of the trail leading to the falls. They run about every 45 minutes so getting back is not a problem. Second, be prepared for a moderately difficult hike. This time of year the rains make the trail very muddy... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We decided not to hire a tour guide for this trip and in the end think we made the right decision. We got an autobus from the centre of town to the entrance to the hike for $2.50 each (in the end it was quite obvious where the buses were, just up from the main square but we were confused... More 

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