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The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete

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Address: Bajo Mono, Boquete 0413, Panama
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+507 6691-9144

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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A Must Do!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 31, 2016
Lindfield, Australia
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Lindfield, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

3 Thank Kenlbroz
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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New York City, New York, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

This trail is on private land with some steep (and in rainy season muddy) hills. The waterfalls are really nice (see the 1st one last) and bring a guide. You can do it alone, but it's not a place I would like to get stuck without one. You'll see less wildlife on this hike than others, but it is much... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

It is July and heavy into the rain season. Rain gear highly recommended. You will find the trails wet, muddy and slippery. If heavy rains come down, your trail will turn into its own water stream so decisions need to be made for safety. Walking stick can be very helpful. Despite all the rain, don't forget to bring your drinking... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I found the three 'Lost Fall' in June when it wasn't so muddy. Fairly strenuous hike but well worth the effort. The entire climb offers a lush and varied foliage along with a good variety of birds.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This trail is definitely for the more active person, it's not a casual trail. Before you even get to the building at the entrance to the trail where you pay, you have to walk up a steep gravel road and steps. The trail itself isn't all that difficult, it's more the elevation change and steep grade make it challenging. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

An easy path to cross composed of three waterfalls, one of them is accessible for bathing. Clean air purify your lungs and your entire essence. An exquisite adventure I will never forget.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

If you only have time for 1 hike in Boquete, this is the hike to do, especially if you love waterfalls, and who doesn't? You get 3 amazing waterfalls in beautiful surroundings. Many tour companies in town offer this hike for a price (around $30-40), but I did this hike on my own. You can catch a micro/bus or taxi... More 

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