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It's a little bit of a drive out of ElValle, but well worth it. A new entrance building appears to be about to open.
We climbed up following the trail which was easy to follow seeing butterflies, birds and a sloth. View from the top...More
Our guides, Danilo and Eleazar, from the nearby Canopy Lodge parked our small bus and led us up a steep and rocky trail looking for hard to find birds of the upper elevations of this part of the Panamanian rainforest. We were amply rewarded with...More
This hike can be dangerous because you are walking tru tree vines around Gaital mountains. The view is amazing, make sure you have good hiking shoes and a machete in case of something blocking your way.
After reading the review by Scott C of New York, we entered the park from the Los Mandarinos hotel as he - came from Los Mandarinos, turned left, saw the sign, then walked up the hill until we saw the yellow shack.
From there, we...More
This is a nature hike. Our guide "Joe" booked through Nexus was marvellous. Very knowledgeable, a snake specialist, and patient. At first, I couldn't understand the slow pace but soon got it it. This man is attuned to nature, he sees things because he knows...More
Of course the nature is spectacular, we saw several beautiful birds and a sloth. But as with most touristy things in Panama, very little effort to make a place easily accessible or maintain a site is the case here. We found the entrance after asking...More
Starting from the city centre of El Valle, we hiked along the road until we continued on a small trail up. We found mandarins along the track and as we got higher the ecosystem changed. The last bit up was very slippery and fun. We...More
The back entrance to ElGaital is a bit hard to find (if you have faith and just keep on the main road until the final Y you'll be OK) but there is nobody there to charge you, parking is safe, and the 2.5 km loop...More