The Panamanian road trip continues! We have one week in the Chiriqui Highlands of Boquete before heading back to the boat. Now, there’s way more than one weeks’ worth of exploration to do here but we’ve focused in on a few adventures we think will give us a solid, lasting impression of Panama’s famous mountains.
Last time we showed you around the village of Boquete and this time we’re on a mission to find the infamous lost waterfalls. It’s a ten-mile hike through the cloudforest where we’re rewarded with three breathtaking waterfalls and a dip in the crystal-clear pools at the base.
So, lace up your hiking shoes, grab a water bottle and hit that play button…we’re going on an adventure!
How was it for you? We freakin’ love these forests! Oh, and your welcome or I’m sorry for the lack of nudity depending on how you felt about seeing Jason strip bare. 😉 Back up ladies…he’s already taken.
We could spend months hiking through these forests, and this warm-up has us super stoked about our insane overnight journey to the highest point in Panama: Volcan Baru. It’s a dormant volcano with a rare view of two oceans from the top (the Caribbean and Pacific oceans). But I’m jumping way ahead, because we’re gonna need a lot of caffeine to get us through that adventure.
Stay tuned…next up we meet one local coffee farmer who generously invites us into his world. Even if you’re not a coffee loving fool like us, the industry is booming and coffee has put this little town, and the entire country of Panama, on the map.
Lost Waterfalls Trail
If you make your way to Boquete we highly recommend finding the waterfalls, it’s worth the $7. It’s what we would consider a moderate hike…in other words you won’t want to wear flip flops but you won’t be completely spent afterwords. If it rains, the trails get super muddy and slippery so you may want to bring a change of shoes for after the hike (hello again flip flops). You’ll find directions here: thelostwaterfalls.com/directions.html
Hiking Gear Used In This Video
- Quatix 5 Watches (smart watches we use for adventures but they also connect to the auto pilot on the boat): http://amzn.to/2ygOudg
- Hiking/Water Adventure Shoes: http://bit.ly/2uZs620
- Backpack – We wouldn’t recommend the one you see me (Nikki) carrying in this video but Jason’s camelback is an oldie but a goodie. They don’t sell his particular model anymore but we have always had good luck with their gear.
- Garmin InReach: http://amzn.to/2wVdbaP
Sailing Road Trip Report
To see our full map with interactive pins, click here: gonewiththewynns.com/map
- Dates Stayed: August 24 – 31, 2017
- Miles Hiked: 10.7
- Anchorage: We left Curiosity docked at Red Frog Marina on Isla Bastimentos.
- Where We’re Staying: Fireside Inn and Grill. We paid $54 a night, it was basic and marginally clean but a friendly and an inexpensive base camp for the week. Our options were limited because of the cats and needing a pet friendly place to stay. Otherwise, we would have picked another location.
- Cell & WiFi: We had good +movil and claro cell phone service in town but not on the hike.
Cameras Used to Capture This Video
- Main Camera – Sony A7ii (Jason’s Camera): http://bit.ly/a7rii-sony
- Sony Zoom Mic: https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/product/sony-gun-zoom-microphone-black
- Sony 24 – 70mm f4 lens: http://bit.ly/2470-zeiss
- Go Pro 5: http://amzn.to/2unZpQp & Waterproof Gimbal: gonewiththewynns.com/product/feiyu-g5-gimbal
- DJI Mavic Pro: http://amzn.to/2vUFXa6
- Sony rx100 (Nikki’s Camera): http://amzn.to/2xG43rn
- All of our up to date photo and editing gear: gonewiththewynns.com/best-travel-camera-video-photography
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