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“zip line”(49 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 Lynda H
Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Thank Amber N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its not a big trip, around 15 minutes takes the walk. The natural pool is refreshing but very very cold 😬 Recommended!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MartijnBrand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicely done short walks and viewing platforms plus a chance to take a dip in a pond. Well maintained but fairly small area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alexander P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an easy, short walk through the rain forest. It is self-guided so you can go at your own pace. The walking sticks, handed out at arrival, are a nice touch but totally unnecessary.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Citizens
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Its a self-guided tour where you can see this bce water fall. The trip is as exciting as the waterfall itself. It easy to get there and I recoment it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DannyPanama
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

It wasn’t as big as I expected, but crossing the river on all the rope bridges and getting to swim made it a good trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank EmilyHeatherMaher
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Time spent depends on what you want to do. They do offer zip line and I have done it BUT will not repeat. Too expensive for only one platform. Pretty to walk around paths but that's it.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank montalcino98
Reviewed 24 June 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank n4cer
Reviewed 7 June 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...

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AndrewClareFred
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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 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
8 February 2015|
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Response from yorosey | Reviewed this property |
small outfit just pay when you get there.