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Los Cangilones de Gualaca

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“all ages”(2 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Gualaca, Panama
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Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

We extended our stay in Boquete to take our 6 year old to Los Cangilones but found it very underwhelming and not worth the effort. The water, contrary to reviews, was quite dirty with an obvious film of oil on top. It was murky and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kellieliza
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Los Cangilones is a must-see. Firstly, just as a structure it's amazing to see how the water has carved out the rock. Secondly, the water is absolutely perfect temperature. I've never been more comfortable. It's so much fun to jump in and swim around. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ryan K
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Jumping off the cliffs, swimming through the channel and jumping again and again. We all had a great time! Super way to cool off!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

I took my kids here while we were visiting Boquete. It's a little off the beaten path, but worth looking for. The kids jumped into the canyon and swam down the river several times, and even played with local kids who were swimming there. Even...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited the mini-canyon on a weekday afternoon. It was quite busy when we arrived, but things got quieter as the afternoon progressed. The canyon is truly fun for all. There is cliff jumping (from lower and moderately high cliffs), swimming (shallow water in some...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Very atractive spot along the river. Great for a swim or just relaxing in the shadow. Dont come during.weekend - too many people around! And they also charge parking fee at that time.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank izif_37
Reviewed November 10, 2017

While researching things to do for our upcoming trip to Panama, my husband learned about Los Cangilones de Gualaca. What a great place! It's natural beauty is a sight to see, and jumping off the cliffs to the water in the gorge below is exhilarating...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank NoelleC261
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Definitely, worth a visit , I would even recommend to take some sandwiches and a bottle of wine and spend a few hours there . Do not forget your swim suits .

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Rajiv M
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Each year I pass by here at least once, and take in the scenery... I don't swim here anymore as the thrill has worn off... plus you do need to be a decent swimmer to swim down in the ravine... a great natural wonder if...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank tarzantheman
Reviewed March 19, 2017

We went to Los Cangilones with Beyond Adventure Tours and had an awesome experience with our guide Rolando. The river runs through these beautiful natural channels carved in the land by the lava that once flowed in the area. It is an incredible site to...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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April 8, 2018|
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Response from Pioneer754682 |
you can get a bus to David and another to Gualaca, it takes around 2 hours.
June 24, 2016|
Response from christinerobertcarov | Reviewed this property |
You can take a bus, if you rent a car its super easy to find. No place to lock your things but we never carry valuables. We have never had a problem with anyone taking our things. We pack a lunch and bring water bottles... More