THE WEEKLY #105: HIKING & WATERFALL HEAVEN IN BOQUETE, PANAMA
After the storms came to defeat us last week in Bocas Del Toro, we headed on a ferry and then a 5-hour bus inland towards Boquete. We were hoping to escape the storms or at the very least be in an environment where they didn’t affect the possible adventures like a tropical island.
We checked into Mamallena Hostel, for just $12 a night per person. It would be our base for the next week. It had a free pancake breakfast, free coffee and a front desk lady that I would tirade with questions about hikes, waterfalls and trailheads over the next seven days. I often feel like I leave a hostel knowing more about the hikes in the area than the staff but at Mamallena the ladies have been super helpful.
We did a hike a day for the entire week sometimes two! Josh and I were also running 10km time trials in the morning before the hikes. These were usually with a few hundred meters of incline. It was no surprise that Boquete turned into a boot camp! However, the week was awesome and we got to experience so many beautiful hikes, cloud forests and waterfalls in Boquete and the Chiriqui region.
I have blogged daily this week, which on top of the adventures, running and workouts has been a huge effort. Alas, everything I did this week is documented in detail and with photos. Instead of going over all of the hikes and waterfalls again I will place the links below and maybe you can choose one that sparks your interest and check out my recount of our adventure and see my photos.
Throughout the week I visited more than 7 waterfalls, did 7 hikes, saw poisonous snakes, dart frogs, caterpillars and set a new personal record for the 10k with a 45.11 time with 160m of elevation.
Here are the adventures I got up to this week. You can click any any of them to view the blog post:
The Lost Waterfalls hike takes you on an epic 3-hour journey through the jungle of Boquete to three huge, powerful waterfalls! Entrance Fee $7
The Pipeline Trail near Boquete takes you through the Panamanian jungle. Discover a waterfall, snakes and other wildlife and a 1000-year-old tree!
El Pianista Trail fast became my favorite jungle adventure in Boquete with its narrow canyon-esque path.…
When the destination of the day is 'Thunder Waterfall (Cascada Del Trueno) you know the crew is heading somewhere aggressive, powerful and extreme!
An epic journey to Romelio Waterfall and Kiki Waterfall in the Ngäbe-Buglé region, Chiriqui. Is this Panama's best waterfall?
It may be one of the shortest hikes in Boquete distance wise but La Piedra De Lino (The Rock of Lino) will hurt your legs the most!