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“Great hike and adventure”

The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete
Ranked #4 of 49 things to do in Boquete
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We went by our own. From Boquete center to the Lost Waterfall tooks us 20 min by car. Then we walk around 5min up to a hill until we arrived to.the main entrance. The fee is $7 p/p. The trail takes around 3 hrs roundtrip up to the 3rd waterfall. Was really muddy , so we did it carefully.
Was really nice experience! We enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

The hike to these 3 waterfalls is steep, rocky and muddy. Slippery coming down. That said, if you go slowly, there are handrails in some parts. You need to have some level of fitness. Don’t even think about this if you don’t have good hiking sandals or shoes. You’ll get muddy, it will rain on you, but it’s a spectacular hike.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Honestly this hike was more advanced than some of the reviews had described. We were so happy to have worn “crossamphibian” shoes. Basically hiking shoes that work well in water. The trails include tree root scrambles, stream crossing, rocks and mud. We took along the walking sticks offered at the start of the trail. We packed light snacks and fresh water. Absolutely worth the effort, the three falls are breathtaking. You can get so close the spray and mist are refreshing. It was a perfectly challenging hike, with beautiful falls to motivate you to keep going. The steepest slick areas have ropes to help get up and down. We did notice a few people struggling with open toe shoes and small children. The closest fall is gorgeous and worth the hike. If you have trouble making to that one, this may be too challenging of a hike. We had a fantastic time, we went quite early and were the second group to start. By the end there were quite a few people there.

1  Thank Nadiya S
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burtondogs, Owner at The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Great review and great photos! Thanks so much.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

This is an extremely muddy hike the day we went but was outstanding! It was about 140 floors and 9 km according to my watch. It is not an easy hike!! We did it with a baby on our back and took about 4 hours for the entire trip which included a swim.

Thank Ironjet
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

The easiest way to reach the entrance to the walk on public transport is to board a minibus shuttle in the area around supermarket Bruna, one block north of the park. The same bus also goes to the pipeline trail a couple of kilometres before you reach the entrance to this trail. Cost of the shuttle is $2.50 ($2.00 for the pipeline walk) and they run approximately every hour. We were advised the last shuttle back is 5pm, the journey takes around 45 minutes. Entrance to the walk is a few hundred metres from where the bus drops you off, entry is $7pp. It is a steep climb up to the entrance where there is a hummingbird feeder, there are also good toilet facilities.

The paths on the walk were quite difficult in places, the weather generally had been very wet in previous days and in parts the trail was slippery and muddy. We would recommend hiking boots and poles if you have them, walking sticks are available at the entrance gate, they were a very good aid on the day.

There are three waterfalls on the walk. The terrain to reach the third waterfall is the most difficult, you need to pull yourself up using a rope on a steep part of the elevation or climb up a very steep gradient and we decided to turn back contenting ourselves with the first two waterfalls. Both were very good assisted by rain in previous days. We found visiting the second waterfall first was the most efficient way of completing the walk because at the entrance to the first waterfall there is the option of a different trail taking you back to the main trail in a circular fashion which you only see once you walk down to the waterfall.

Apart from the waterfalls, the scenery is good along the walk but bird life we found very limited on the day we visited.

The walk can be completed in around 2 hours but there is enough to see to extend this by another hour or two.

We completed both the pipeline walk and the lost waterfalls. We thought that the pipeline walk was better for birds, but the cascades walk had better scenery although here the terrain was more difficult.

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