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Panama: Boquete and the Chiriquí Highlands

Inland from David on the sultry coast, the highlands of Chiriquí province provide a welcome relief from the humidity. The cool mountain air, rugged mist-shrouded hills, Alpine forests and boulder-strewn rivers come together to create a delightful landscape, while the fertile volcanic soils produce an abundance of coffee and citrus fruits. Visitors flock to the attractive town of Boquete, a centre for outdoor adventures. The volcano Barú (3,475m) looms above the town and River Caldera runs through a steep gorge, while the La Amistad National Park straddles the border with Costa Rica with hiking trails, bathing pools and waterfalls.

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Things to do in Boquete and the Chiriquí Highlands

Go White-water Rafting

Go white-water rafting in Panama

Horse Ride beneath a Volcano

Horse riding below a Panamanian volcano

Coffee Plantation in Boquete Panama

Take a Panamanian coffee tour

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I really recommend the waterfall hike. You take a short hanging rope bridge over a river and climb some steep steps. The hike affords lovely views of the valley floor and mountains opposite.  The first fall view is very pretty with butterflies and epiphytes all around. Another 15 minutes on a muddy trail leads to the second waterfall in which you can swim.  Unfortunately I didn’t have the time to make it to the third but all in all it's a very nice way to spend a morning .

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