Tours departing from Boquete: Panama's Adventure Capital

Quetzal near Boquete's cloudforest in Panama

Eco-Adventure Tours in Chiriqui...

Travel that conserves nature and improves local welfare!

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Boquete was chosen as the ideal location for Habla Ya's first Spanish School mainly because of all the outdoor pursuits and adventures available to visitors in this breathtaking part of Panama, making it the perfect mountain town to have a vacation while learning Spanish in Central America.

Whitewater River Rafting

White Water River Rafting in the Chiriquí Viejo with Mirador Adventures

When travelers visit Panama or any other country in Central America, one of the most common thoughts that come to their minds is an unexplored land of virgin jungles full of exotic wildlife. Whitewater River Rafting gives them a unique opportunity to discover the tropical rainforest from the distinct perspective that comes from experiencing the adrenaline of running a rapid and contemplating nature's scenery from the river.

Panama rafting is just being discovered and ever since the word started spreading out, the rivers of the province of Chiriqui have been particularly drawing the attention of rafters and paddlers from all over the globe.

Considered by many experts as one of the most attractive destinations for whitewater river rafting in Central America, the rivers of the province of Chiriqui in Panama are packed with thrills and beauty to captivate all, and Boquete has naturally become Panama's base for most of the whitewater river rafting outfitters.

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Rates
  Habla Ya Student Rate Normal Rate
Full Day Rafting Trips $65 - $95 $75 - $95
Overnight Rafting Trips $175 $195

* Prices are in US Dollars. The above prices are per person and do not include Panama's 7% ITBMS Sales.

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You name it, Panama's rivers in Chiriqui have it: mild scenic Class II rivers for birdwatching lovers with tranquil pools (Majagua and Esti River), fun and technical Class III sections with secret passages to majestic waterfalls and pool drop rapids (Gariche River and Dolega), challenging, long and continuous Class IV sections (Caldera River and Río Chiriqui) and wild action packed Class V rapids during the rainy season (Chiriqui Viejo).
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The Quetzals' Trail

Quetzal's Trail Guided Hike

"El Sendero de los Quetzales" is a 9.6 km trek (total length of 6 miles) in Panama's western highlands that connects the towns of Boquete and Guadalupe (Cerro Punta). Although the difference in altitudes between both towns is around 1 km, the real change in altitude when hiking this trail is approximately 2 kms (with all the ups and downs!).

Renown for its beauty, hikers will have a chance to encounter Chiriqui's wild cloud forest, waterfalls, rivers and streams, explore its mountains and hills and discover its valleys and peaks. Hiking the trail takes an average of 4 to 7 hours, that basically depends on your hiking pace. This enchanted path can be hiked uphill or downhill. Each option presents its own advantages and disadvantages. All of our hiking tours depart from Boquete.

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Rates
  Habla Ya Student Rate Normal Rate
Out and Back $50 $55
Boquete to Cerro Punta $75 - $125 $125
Overnight (Boquete to Cerro Punta) $150 $175

* Prices are in US Dollars. The above prices are per person and do not include Panama's 7% ITBMS Sales.

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This Eco-Path has achieved international fame because it is one of the last places in Central America where a Resplendent Quetzal can be spotted with relative ease. Following certain tips and advice can increase possibilities of seeing a quetzal. LEARN MORE ABOUT "EL SENDERO DE LOS QUETZALES"...
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Zipline Canopy Tour

Zip Line Canopy Tour in Palo Alto, Boquete

Central America's second longest zip line canopy tour provides adventure enthusiasts a unique opportunity to experience the cloud forest from a distinct perspective while gliding at high speeds from platform to platform in the rainforest's canopy.

The Zip Line Canopy Tour in Boquete is a unique experience that allows you to contemplate the canopy of the cloud forest from thirteen different canopy platforms while smoothly soaring in the heights of the cloud forest from one treetop to another.

You will glide through the trees and encounter a world unknown. You will discover a fascinating perspective of wildlife that you had never appreciated. Native species of flora and fauna can be observed. You will marvel at the sight of a great variety of orchids, trees and wildflowers that are found throughout the area.

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Rates
  Habla Ya Student Rate Normal Rate
Zipline Canopy Tour $65 $65

* Prices are in US Dollars. The above prices are per person and do not include Panama's 7% ITBMS Sales.

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3.5 kms of steel cable, 12 zip lines, 13 platforms, 100 to 200 feet above the ground (30 to 60 meters) for a 3 hour zip line canopy tour in the Palo Alto Region of Boquete, Panama.
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Chiriqui Gulf Island Tours

Panama Island Tours & Beach Trips in Chiriqui's Gulf

According to Lonely Planet Panama, "The undisputed gem of the Chiriquí lowlands is the Golfo de Chiriquí"... if you're looking for an exotic getaway in your Panama vacation, then the uninhabited islands of the Chiriqui Gulf National Park should top your list!

You can choose from our Motor-Boat Trips to an island in the Chiriqui Gulf or an All-Inclusive Private Island Getaway to Isla Paridita.

Swim and snorkel in warm turquoise waters with coral and fish of vibrant colors... Go out for a memorable boat trip in search of dolphins and whales... Relax on a hammock tied to slender coconut palm trees, where the only sounds you'll hear are the crashing of the waves and the nature in the forest... Take a private charter to world class scuba diving sites or some serious deep sea fishing... Lie in the sun on your own private stretch of white sand beach... Hike miles of beautifully maintained islands pathways that take you through cathedral forests of ancient hardwood trees... and much more: in the Chiriqui Gulf...

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  Habla Ya Student Rate Normal Rate
Full Day Island Trip $75 $95
Overnight Island Trip $150 $175

* Prices are in US Dollars. The above prices are per person and do not include Panama's 7% ITBMS Sales.


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Rates at Lodge
  Habla Ya Student Rate Normal Rate
Rate per Night $195 $225

* Prices are in US Dollars. Rates for lodging are per night and assume double occupancy in each cabin, as well as a 2 night minimum stay and the use of 2 cabins. If only one cabin is used, a 3 night minimum stay is required.

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Many travelers say that the Chiriqui Gulf is simply the highlight of their Panama Holiday. Believe us, you will LOVE IT!
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Coffee Tours

Coffee Tours in Boquete with Café Ruiz

You might have heard that Panama's coffee is the best coffee in the world. Did you know that Panama's best coffee is grown in the highlands of Boquete? Visiting Boquete without going on a coffee tour is like visiting Las Vegas and not going to a casino.

Come and discover the secret behind producing the world's best coffee and join a coffee tour! Boquete's coffee tours will take you to where it all begins: the coffee plantations of Chiriqui's highlands and you will end these tours sampling freshly roasted and grinded coffee from Boquete.

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  Habla Ya Student Rate Normal Rate
Coffee Tour $25 $35

* Prices are in US Dollars. The above prices are per person and do not include Panama's 7% ITBMS Sales.

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At Habla Ya Spanish School in Boquete, we recommend Sr. Tito's coffee tour at Finca La Milagrosa in the Jaramillo region, who is one of the most respected and 100% organic coffee producers in the country. This small farm is not meant for large productions, and Mr. Tito's specialty coffee is only destined for exportation to Europe and the United States.
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Caldera Hot Springs

Caldera Hotsprings, thermal pools only 30 minutes away from Boquete

If you want to relax and chill out, on the path to Boquete lies a place famous for its natural hot springs which are renown for their healing properties. The hot springs are located within a private farm and four undeveloped pools of mineral waters with different temperatures are easily accessible.

With so many adventurous and physically demanding tours in Boquete, the hotsprings are certainly a place to come and soothe your senses.

Caldera, which means boiling pot, is a small town near the Chiriqui River and is halfway between Dolega and Boquete. The river itself serves as a refreshing cool off after bathing in the hot springs. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the Rio Chiriqui and marvel at the smooth and warm boulders and hot pockets of water within the river itself which can be located with the help of your guide.

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  Habla Ya Student Rate Normal Rate
Hot Springs Tour $30 $35
Hot Springs Tour + Petroglyphs $40 $45

* Prices are in US Dollars. The above prices are per person and do not include Panama's 7% ITBMS Sales.

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The temperatures in each hot water hole range from 38°C - 46°C. What travelers most like about this hot water site is that it is totally uncrowded and mostly untouched by man. Conveniently located next the Chiriqui River, you can easily refresh yourself by taking a dip into the river's waters and two of the four water holes are surrounded by man placed rocks giving you added privacy.
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Horseback Riding Tours

Franklin Rovetto, owner and horsebreeder will be your guide in the Caldera Horseback Riding Tour

The mountains of Caldera, only 20 minutes away from Boquete, make an ideal destination for horseback riding. The rural countryside with its volcanic stone walls, golden fields and green rolling hills is very pleasant to explore riding in the company of a good horse and a couple of mates. There are miles and miles of open plains on mountain tops which are ideal for galloping and the horses naturally love it.

In this horseback riding tour you will cross rivers and small streams, encounter beautiful landscapes and admire the Volcan Baru from a real special perspective.

This horseback tour is totally different from just renting a horse in downtown Boquete and horseback riding in the paved roads close to the town.

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Rates
  Habla Ya Student Rate Normal Rate
Horseback Riding Tour Only $35 $39
Horseback Riding Tour in Caldera + Hot Springs or Cemetery (both with Petroglyph site visit) $50 $59

* Prices are in US Dollars. The above prices are per person and do not include Panama's 7% ITBMS Sales.

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Professional and bilingual horseback riding guide Franklin Rovetto, owns and breeds his own horses. During all his life he has been around horses. Your safety is in good hands.
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Secret Hiking Trails

In Boquete there are dozens of hiking trails. We offer hikes to several of them in which you'll encounter wildlife, birds, waterfalls and panoramic views. Each hiking trail has different attractions, difficulty and length.

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  Level of Difficulty Length (Aprox.) Hiking Time (Aprox.)
Peña Blanca (White Rock) Easy 4.5 km 3 - 4 hours
Piedra de Lino (Lino Rock) Moderate 4 km 3.5 - 4.5 hours
La Artillería (The Fortress Hike) Moderate 5 km 3 - 4 hours
La Novia de la Montaña Moderate 4 km 3 - 4 hours
El Pianista (The Piano Player) Moderate 5 km 4 - 5 hours
Senderos en el PILA (Hikes at Parque Internacional de la Amistad) Moderate 6 km 4 - 5 hours
Quetzals' Trail (Sendero de los Quetzales) Moderate 9.6 km 5 - 7 hours
Sendero Culebra (The Snake's Trail) Difficult 18 km 6 - 8 hours
Volcán Barú (Baru Volcano) Difficult 27 km 10 - 14 hours

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Tell us what you want: wildlife, birdwatching, nice views, waterfalls, historical sites... each hike has something special and its own level of difficulty. If you'd like something more easy going, check out our Botanical & Medicinal Tour.
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Rock Climbing and Rappelling

Rock Climbing in Bajo Mono, Boquete at El Gunko (Los Ladrillos) with Vertical Advenutres

Only 15 minutes away from downtown Boquete there is an amazing natural climbing wall made of crystal shaped rocks originated by the basaltic formations, product of an ancient eruption of the Baru Volcano.

One of the first rock climbing sites in Panama, "El Gunko de Boquete" is located in the Bajo Mono area. This natural rock climbing wall is also known as "Los Ladrillos" or "The bricks". There are other rock climbing sectors in Boquete such as Maná, Paradiso and Legacy. There are also a couple of multi-pitch rock climbing routes.

More than 50 different rock climbing routes exist in Boquete. Climbers will have the opportunity to experience 5.3 to 5.13a climbing routes (according to YDS).

Boquete has excellent rock climbing sites for beginners who initiate themselves in this extreme sport and also for advanced climbers who are traveling around Central and South America searching for natural challenges.

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Rates
  Habla Ya Student Price Non Student Price
Rock Climbing Tour $40 $45
3 Package Rock Climbing Tour $105 $125
5 Package Rock Climbing Tour $155 $195
Hiking + Rappelling Tour $60 $65
Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Tour $60 $65
Water Solo Bouldering Tour $60 $65
Basic Rock Climbing Course - Level 1, Safe Belay & Climbing Techniques $195 $195
Intermediate Rock Climbing Course - Level 2, Lead Climbing $185 $185
Advanced Rock Climbing Course - Level 3, Multiple Pitch Climbing $175 $175

* Prices are in US Dollars. The above prices do not include Panama's 7% ITBMS Sales Tax.

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Security comes first: Vertical Adventures main rock climbing guide holds climbing certifications from the U.S.A. and has trained the rest of the guides in Boquete. A belayer always ensures every climber's safety by preventing a fall even if a climber completely loses hold of the wall.
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Volcan Baru

Guided Hike to the Top of the Volcan Barú in the province of Chiriquí, Panama

At 3,475meters (14,500 feet), the Baru Volcano, is Panama's highest point. The trip to the top of the Volcano, which is no longer active, is an adventure for the fit and reckless only. On a clear day you will be able to contemplate the Pacific and the Caribbean from the Volcano's peak which is marked by a cross and offers spectacular 360 degree views. On your way up you will also encounter several of its 7 craters and appreciate how the vegetation of the cloudy rainforest gradually changes from large trees at the beginning of the hike to smaller plants at the end of it.

The hike to the top of the Baru Volcano, back and forth (up and down), makes a total of 27 km. The excursion can be made a camping trip setting up tents, a campfire and having a nice dinner just before reaching the top, or it can also be completed without dedicating a night to rest. The choice is yours but for several reasons we suggest the camping option as you will definitely enjoy the experience a lot more. For both options a bilingual guide and all the necessary gear is provided.

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Rates
  Habla Ya Student Price Non Student Price
Camping Trip + Guided Hike $150 $175
Guided Hike $95 $125

* Prices are in US Dollars. The above prices do not include Panama's 7% ITBMS Sales Tax.

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Surrounding the Volcan Baru you will encounter one of Panama's most famous National Parks: the Volcan Baru National Park which covers approximately 35,000 acres (14,325 hectares) near the Talamanca Mountains and is limited by La Amistad International Park and Palo Seco protective forest. It features volcanic cliffs, cloud forests and rainforest and contains walking trails which provide ample possibilities for hiking (including the famous Quetzals Trail), mountain climbing and camping. Abundant wildlife is located within its grounds.
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