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Address: Via Principal, Boquete 0413, Panama
Phone Number: +507 6764-7918
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Boquete is the center of rock climbing and rappelling in Panama!With last...

Boquete is the center of rock climbing and rappelling in Panama!With last volcanic eruption of Baru volcano 500 years ago, massive flows of lava covered great part of the region creating solid basalt rock walls all over the valley. Like a masterpiece of art, nature created incredible and unique geometrical columns of rock with vertical and horizontal curvatures. Now, almost 500 years after this volcanic event, a group of local climbers leaded by Canadian climber Gary Henning exposed the rock formations to the world and safety developed the first climbing routes. Then local climbers established the first organized Tour guide service calling it Panama Rock Climbing.A decade after and following the same tradition of good practices and quality of climb development, Panama Rock Climbing continues offering the same professional hi quality tours, guiding services and supporting the development of rock climbing.Now a day, travelers and mountaineers from all over the world visit Boquete and try Panama rock climbing's famous routes suitable for all levels and experiences. With contributions of Panamanian organizations, Boquete Municipality, and the support of local community, Boquete is now a day the Mecca of rock climbing in Panama with a considerable number of safe and elegant classic sport routes, multi pitch routes, amazing waterfalls descents, climbing projects and great athletes and guides.

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Great fun. Hard work

My girlfriend and I booked at the office right next to Big Daddys restaurant. $45 per head. Caesar who runs the show was there to meet and organise us, then we had another guide... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Simon F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My girlfriend and I booked at the office right next to Big Daddys restaurant. $45 per head. Caesar who runs the show was there to meet and organise us, then we had another guide Ruben, who was excellent, to ourselves the whole morning. 7 mins in a jeep, then 3 hours climbing and we were both totally spent. Safe, well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I don't normally review stuff, but I'm so happy with the experience that I'm going to make an exception. Cesar is friendly, instructive (without being overly so), and clearly knows his stuff (he was Latin American champion a few years ago). He also cleared the wall of undergrowth and earth himself, so there's nobody better to show you how to... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

We had a great time climbing with Caesar and Reuben in Boquete! All four people in our group had climbed before but were at different levels, and there were climbs for all of us. They take you to a unique wall that is unlike anything you’ll climb in the gym! Caesar is also a really cool guy—this is his company... More 

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David, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff and very knowledgeable. There is a man there that climbs up this cliff and installs the Ropes in each position, about 4 or 5 and it is straight up and down. A little scarey but with the Ropes much more safe. Enjoyed the day.

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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Ask for Cesar at the Main street in Boquete for an organized climbing tour. North of the city you can do rock climbing at a beginner to advanced level on basalt rock. About 45 Mins from Boquete is a river with rock cliffs where you can boulder and see Panamanian climbers at their best.

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Thank Ingo N
Panama Province, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

Cesar is a Very friendly and Profesional Guy ,had a great time climbing at Bajo Mono a few years ago, I will be back soon for sure!!! now that Copa Airlines has a direct flight to David City , Chiriquí :)

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

Incredible experience. My husband, myself and our 8 year old son spent the morning climbing with Cesar. He was knowledgeable, patient and inspiring. He truly is a gifted teacher. He coached my son and I on where to grab when the holds weren't obvious to us. We were successfully able to make it to the top on many lines. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014

If you have never tried outdoor rock climbing, do not miss the chance to climb with Cesar and his team! Besides climbing on one of the coolest rock formation I have ever seen, they are experienced and very friendly. Cesar is a professional, sponsored and well recognized rock climber in Panama (he is the first professional climber in Panama). It... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

If you go to Boquete with your climbing partner, that's the best ! The climbing paths are original and a nice challenge! The guides are great, sympathic and they adapt the path for your level, thought you need to be in great shape to get to the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Also Cesar was not available the time when I was there, the tours where guided by Ruben, a very good climber. I consider myself an experienced climber but still it was fun to explore the rocks of Boquete and the surroundings. A must do: the Gualaca Canyon!

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