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“An excellent day hike alternative”

The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete
Ranked #2 of 45 things to do in Boquete
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Owner description: The Lost Waterfalls is a moderate to difficult hike through the cloudforest in western Panama to three fabulous waterfalls. The hike can take from one to three hours round trip depending on how many waterfalls you want to see. If you are lucky you may spot sloths, monkeys, quetzals or any number of the fascinating wildlife living in the cloudforest.
Tonosi, Panama
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“An excellent day hike alternative”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Reach this trail by starting out for Bajo Mono. Follow the signs for the waterfalls up towards Sendero Quetzales. Follow the trail map sign and Waterfalls wooden sign for the Sendero. There will be a "Waterfalls 1.2km -->" old wooden sign at the trailhead and an obvious trail entrance. Go past a local's house (it's for sale and he will come out and ask you if you want to buy) and cross the suspension bridge over the stream. Start hiking UP. After the stone/wooden steps, you reach a small family compound run by an indigenous family. Pay $5 at the trail booth and continue through their small strawberry farm up to the trees. Start climbing the trail for the waterfalls. There are three to see- the first is about 10 minutes up and has a very lovely viewing area at about mid-height of the cascades with benches for enjoying the view. It is tall and the rocks glisten where the water bounds down them- beautiful to see. The second waterfall is another 15 minutes up and comes to the bottom of the falls, where you can walk around the edge of the pool to a small muddy cave. The hike is very much an uphill climb, with steps sometimes 2-3 feet tall. It will take time and you're high up, so enjoy the scenery and go slow- the falls are worth the climb! We almost did only the second waterfall as the rain was coming in, but ran down to the first waterfall and were very grateful we did. Very romantic.

Visited November 2013
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“A great adventure!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

We got a taxi to drop us off at the sign for the waterfalls just before Bajo Mono ($2 from Bajo Boquete centre) where we started our adventure! The trail starts off very well maintained but by the third waterfall it gets particularly muddy and steep which resulted in using vines to pull ourselves up some sections!

Nonetheless, it is a worthwhile visit and great fun! You can wash off your muddy boots in the river at the entrance of the trail when you return if you're wanting to get a bus or taxi back. Unfortunately we couldn't find any buses or taxis going back to town for quite a while so we ended up hitching a ride with a couple of friendly locals going that way. Otherwise it would have been quite a long walk back!

It's obligatory to pay a $5 entrance fee to see the waterfalls, all of which are beautiful and well worth seeing. The water is ice cold and the loud crashing of the water is impressive - all in all, a great day out!

Visited October 2013
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