Hotel Valle del Rio
Travel Blogs from Boquete
... the bus. They dropped us by a supermarket (one of six in a town of 6,000 people), so we asked for directions and found ourselves walking back the way we had just come for over a kilometre to our hostel (7). We got to reception and had been under cover for about 90 seconds when it started to rain, and I am talking heavy rain (think West Coast) which lasted for several hours (it is the wet season so no complaints). But it stopped eventually ...
... to the entrance of Baru volcano national park where we started our hike. To switch the truck I into 4x4, the switch in the dash did not work so the driver had to pull over and go underneath the truck to make the switch. The park brake also did not work so one of the guides needed to block the tires prior to making the switch. The truck also made really funny noises in 4x4. It was really sketchy but we eventually got to the start at the base of the volcano. Our hotel is at ...
... We decided that we would do another of the main hikes in the area the Lost Waterfalls hike. It involved hiking up through the jungle to 3 different waterfalls and it was awesome as all the heavy rain had caused a falls to be much bigger. It was relatively muddy and steep in places but only took us around 2hrs to go there and back. Again we managed to get back just before the afternoon dour pour started. We tried some of the local coffee out which ...
... leaves, tensions were already running high, and Erich ended up losing it a bit on one of the guys, which was definitely stressful for me, since the group consisted mostly of guys and he was out numbered. Luckily another Erick was staying at L&F who we had befriended, and wasn't a fan of this group either so he had Erich's back. Erick is very built, and at 6'5", could be quite intimidating if he wanted to. Thankfully nothing came of it, and after another ...
... homes on the hill and they looked similiar to the buildings we were shown on the coffee tour. They looked so dark inside with lots of rooms in what looks like a relatively small concrete cube.
This is what happens in Boquete.... you seek out to do just one thing like hike to a waterfall but you end up seeing so much more than expected! This hike would have been nice enough but now it has to be my favourite as the Quetzal completely stole the show!
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