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Two must-see half-day hikes in Boquete

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Walking in the mountains surrounding Boquete should be on the wish list of every traveller, not just to Panama, but to Central America as a whole. There are numerous routes to choose from and the vast majority can be enjoyed without requiring a guide. The Quetzal Trail remains Boquete’s most famous hike, but we’ve listed…

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Boquete Hikes: The Lost Waterfall Trail

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Abandoned castle in Bajo Mono, Boquete, Panama

Not only are Boquete’s hiking trails spectacular and full of wildlife, majestic trees and wildflowers, the drive up to Bajo Mono and Alto Chiquero, Boquete’s prime hiking areas, is breathtaking. One of my favorite trails in this area is the The Lost Waterfalls. Each trail in Boquete has unique selling points – I recommend The…

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Seeking Superpowers in the Bat Caves of Bastimentos

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Nivida Cave in Bastimentos Nationa Marine Park, Bocas del Toro, Panama

The island of Bastimentos in the Bocas del Toro archipelago seems to me like a mini-ecosystem in itself. The largest island of the Archipelago is covered in dense forests, lined with breathtaking beaches, filled with exotic animals and plants and, I discovered, it hosts an intricate maze of a cave with swarms of nectar bats…

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Quetzal 101: How to Spot Panama’s Most Popular Bird

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Quetzal Inspired Street Art in Boquete, Panama

What’s with Boquete and its Quetzals? Yep. They’re quite important. And yes, you can read more about them here… #Streetart in #Boquete, #Panama #urbanart #graffiti #graffittiart #visitpanama #igerspanama #travel #learnspanish #hablaya #pty #pty507 #photooftheday #wanderlust #mountains #explore A photo posted by Habla Ya Spanish Schools (@hablaya) on Mar 29, 2016 at 1:45pm PDT Birdwatchers are…

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A Perilous Hike Through Boquete’s Cloud Forest

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Hikers' view from top of Waterfall in Boquete, Panama

I thought I was going to see the Lost Waterfalls via a helicopter. The Panamanian guide, Oscar, took me on a waterfall hunt through Boquete’s cloud forest through steep, rocky, and muddy terrain. What the heck. Actually, I knew there wasn’t going to be a helicopter, but I wish there was one since I ended…

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