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El Chorro Macho

Anton Valley, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama
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This spectacular 35-meter waterfall features a natural lagoon at its bottom that, according to legend, is enchanted.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good39%
  • Average25%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“natural pool” (29 reviews)
“zip line” (48 reviews)
“walking stick” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
Anton Valley, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama
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$165 per adult
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$125 per adult
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"natural pool"
in 29 reviews
"zip line"
in 48 reviews
"walking stick"
in 12 reviews
"nice waterfall"
in 10 reviews
"short hike"
in 11 reviews
"indiana jones"
in 5 reviews
"nice walk"
in 14 reviews
"dry season"
in 9 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 4 reviews
"el chorro"
in 4 reviews
"easy hike"
in 6 reviews
"up hill"
in 3 reviews
"takes about minutes"
in 3 reviews
"swimming hole"
in 5 reviews
"per person"
in 10 reviews
"blue butterflies"
in 3 reviews
"suspension"
in 21 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed this attraction for the money. For $5 we received a walking stick and were able to hike around the falls. We just stood on a suspended bridge watching and listening to El Chorro Macho. It was serene and beautiful. Spectacular blue butterflies keep...More

Thank n4cer
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

Quite a nice walk amongst the forest area along side the river. Approx 1/2 a mile from the car park to the falls this is an easy walk with very little climbing or up hill sections...

Thank AndrewClareFred
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the short hike through the forrest and ended up at the natural pool where we swimmed and it was great. Definitely worth the extra few dollars.

Thank Maja L
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

The waterfall is not what the name implies in Spanish. Yeah it’s a waterfall but it was not spectacular by any means. The forest was beautiful. Btw if you drive there the street sign for this attraction simply reads “El Macho” & nothing about El...More

Thank levoyerw
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

We hesitated to go here because of some of the scathing reviews but we were very glad we did. We spent about an hour there exploring the paths. It's not a hilke - think of it more like going round a park or botanical garden...More

Thank Catherine S
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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

We paid the $5 to get in. It is worth the money. Trail is well maintained and the waterfall was beautiful even near the end of dry season. They give you walking sticks to use. Easy trail and maybe 10 minutes to the waterfall.

Thank Tony L
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Nothing special. Really short hike that is nothing special also. Was disappointed. Keep going up the road and there is a much better hike that goes to the top of the mountain.

Thank jasonstein99
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Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

The view is great, but you don't get to the waterfalls, just a viewpoint. I was hoping for a hike of some sort, but it literally was a 5 minute loop back to the entrance. I am giving 4 stars because of all the conservation...More

Thank cfdance
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

This is a short (15 minute) hike on a well groomed trail to a 35 meter waterfall. We did not see many animals but we really enjoyed the peaceful energy of the place.

1  Thank Jay_and_Rita
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Great little trek through the rainforest to the waterfall. It's a fairly easy walk, not too taxing. (there is a longer trek for those feeling more energetic) Nice natural pool at the end of the trail that you can swim in.

2  Thank Sarah C
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October 29, 2016|
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Response from Boris S | Reviewed this property |
It is up to the workers that are on staff to make this available. If you feel inclined to give them a tip, this would help the situation and make it possible to bring in your dog.
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DarbWPB
August 8, 2016|
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Response from Lorna C | Reviewed this property |
Go through the main town of El Valle... past the market on your left (there is a little tourism office there) keep going over a little bridge... take the right fork (you will see tourist signs to El Macho) just a little way... More
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DanaGlidden
February 8, 2015|
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Response from yorosey | Reviewed this property |
small outfit just pay when you get there.
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