Activities like hiking, coffee tours, river-rafting, horse-back riding, bird-watching and many others give our visitors the opportunity to experience first hand the diversity of flora and fauna of the area as well as enjoying our coffee production, one of the finest in the world.
At The Lost Waterfalls, you can enjoy some of the most interesting activities of the area:
Boquete, Panama is a paradise for birder, offering great birdwatching opportunities. The mountains surrounding the valley of Boquete, the Baru Volcano and La Amistad International Park are the most popular places to spot literally hundreds of species of birds. We offer accommodations so you can also enjoy the best of birding and nature anytime of the day. One of the most sought-after species spot in The Lost Waterfalls is the quetzal, a beautiful yet endangered species symbol of the beauty of Central America.
The Lost Waterfalls are located at the very slopes of the Volcán Barú, the highest point in Panama at 11,398 ft high, and one of the most interesting attractions in Boquete both for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike.
The Barú is a dormant volcano. The last major eruption of the mountain was about 500 AD (although there are reports and some evidence of a minor eruption around 1550 AD). The mountain is located just south of the Continental Divide in the western Chiriquí Province, it is surrounded by a fertile area of cool highlands drained by the Chiriquí and Caldera rivers. The towns of Volcan and Cerro Punta can be found on its western side, while Boquete is on the eastern flank.
Due to its height and Panama’s relatively short width, it is possible to see both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea from Volcán Barú’s peak on a clear day. The occasional fall of snow has been reported on the summit, where the minimal temperature can be below 0°C (32°F) and the formation of frost is frequent during the dry season.
The mountain is the center of the Volcan Baru National Park, a 14,325 hectares (35,000 acres) protected area that has a highly valuable geological and ecological scenic landscape that protects a biological diversity with some unique species of this area. In this park you will find tropical rainforest landscaped with highlands species and the remains of the last blast of the Baru Volcano that happened millions of years ago.
Eco-tourism & Hiking
There’s great hiking all around Boquete and the mountains surrounding the town. Of course, one of the most sought-after spots to do hiking is The Lost Waterfalls.
Some essential objects to take on any hiking or camping trip, in Boquete are: canteens, good hiking boots, a hat, insect repellent and sunscreen. Due to the weather conditions here, especially during the green season, a hiker must consider the rain factor and take plenty of socks, raingear and a jacket.