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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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Difficult but beautiful hike!

Do not hire a guide, totally unnecessary. Have a cab drop you off and set up a time to pick you up if you don't have a car. The hike was beautiful, though difficult. Lots of mud... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not hire a guide, totally unnecessary. Have a cab drop you off and set up a time to pick you up if you don't have a car. The hike was beautiful, though difficult. Lots of mud and lots of inclines, but worth it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First I would say, do this hike yourselves and forget the tour groups. It is very easy to do, just get a taxi there from town and the shuttle back. The hike is on pretty rough ground and will be muddy if it has rained in the past few days. We hiked it as hurricane Otto battered the area and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We did this hike with 4 adults in average shape and 3 children (13,12 & 10). We all had no difficulty completing the hike with medium effort. The total round trip stopping at all 3 falls was about 2.5 hours. It is quite muddy and slippery and there are some places where you need to focus and use the ropes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

My husband and I spent a week in Panama and when we woke to a beautiful, clear sky, we decided to try the Lost Waterfalls trail. It was recommended to us by the owner of the B&B we stayed at so we were warned ahead to bring the $7 per person entrance fee and that is isn't just a simple... More 

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burtondogs, Owner at The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete, responded to this review

Thanks for the very nice review. I am from Wayzata and used to live and work in Bloomington. I'm sorry that we didn't get a chance to meet as, even after 12 years here, I don't meet many people from Mn. Say hello to the state fair for me...I miss the food...Wendy More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Difficult to get there with low cost, you need to take a taxi 5-7 $ or mini bus 2,5 $ from the city centrum (one way). At the end add up an extra cost of addmition 7$ per person .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We started the trail at 0830 and it took us about 2 hours to finish it. There are 3 waterfalls - the walk to the 3rd one is a bit more challenging but seeing all of the waterfalls was SO worth it! It started raining when we finished but we think that in any case hikers should wear long pants... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled: this is a difficult hike. Take a walking stick that is offered. I have some health issues, and we were given great advice to skip #1 and #3 waterfalls, because #2 is the loveliest, and that is what we did. Cost is minimal. Wear hiking shoes or Keens, no sandals or flip flops. Take water, a snack... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

The three falls hike takes about 2 1/2 hours, assuming one stops for lunch/snacks at at least one of them. The path is very well marked throughout & within moments of entering the forest one is consumed by greenery & the sounds of nature. The second and third waterfalls are particularly lovely & the roar of the water up-close is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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

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burtondogs, Owner at The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us. I am surprised at your review a little in that you state that there are more interesting hikes in Panama. There are tons of different hikes in Panama, but that doesn't make The Lost Waterfalls a mediocre hike. We work hard to make it a very natural eco minded diverse hike. I would like to know... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

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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