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This spectacular 35-meter waterfall features a natural lagoon at its bottom that, according to legend, is enchanted.
Anton Valley, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama
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All reviews natural pool zip line walking stick nice waterfall short hike nice walk dry season el chorro swimming hole easy trail entrance fee per person up hill blue butterflies suspension canopy rope
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lovely ‘natural’ pool to swim in, refreshing on a hot day. The waterfall is completely underwhelming ! Overpriced for what it is.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jobonnington
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the fall with our children aged 5 and 3. We did not take a guided tour, but probably will next time. Kids felt like real adventurers, going over the hanging bridges and looking over the stream. The natural swimming pool was empty, I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Camar D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to El Chorro Macho twice now over 2 years and love this location. Great place to take pictures of waterfalls and enjoy the peaceful nature.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TammyM2677
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We biked up there having decided already that we wanted to spend those 65 USD / pax for the whole thing. Please keep in mind that it is a cash only place. Yes it was a lot of money but we really enjoyed ourselves. Abél...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hefeifei
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waterfall is located in a private rainforest "park" that also offers a canopy tour. The short loop walk consists of trails and numerous rope/cable bridges,and might be difficult for people with knee, hip or balance issues. You are handed a walking stick upon payment...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank VAridgrunner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were thinking this would be a hike, however, it’s really just a short walk. We paid 5 entrance fee. The grounds are very well marked and beautiful. They have really worked to preserve the area. You can swim at the end if you want.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cvandeusen1
Reviewed 4 February 2019

As this waterfall is on private property they charge you 5 dollars for literally a five minute walk to view the falls that really are not very spectacular.....maybe in the wet season they might be. We went there because supposedly there are numerous humming birds...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pent00
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

We came here on our first day in El Valle. Walked from our Airbnb to go see the waterfall. We went off the trail and hiked a different trail while we were there besides the main because we wanted to have more exercise. The place...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tessalapierre
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

It was well laid out and had easy to follow route to the falls. You have to pay extra to swim in the natural pool but it was quiet when we visited shady and tefreshingt

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J2421HQlyndah
Reviewed 20 January 2019

This waterfall was fine, but we've seen much bigger/better. The walk is quite short and while it's fun to walk on the suspension bridges, we found ourselves saying "was that all?" when we were suddenly back where we began. If you have low expectations, it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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30 October 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.
8 August 2016|
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Response from lornac151 | 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
8 February 2015|
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Response from yorosey | Reviewed this property |
small outfit just pay when you get there.