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“zip line”(48 reviews)
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This spectacular 35-meter waterfall features a natural lagoon at its bottom that, according to legend, is enchanted.
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Anton Valley, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It wasn’t as big as I expected, but crossing the river on all the rope bridges and getting to swim made it a good trip.

Thank EmilyHeatherMaher
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Time spent depends on what you want to do. They do offer zip line and I have done it BUT will not repeat. Too expensive for only one platform. Pretty to walk around paths but that's it.

Thank montalcino98
Reviewed 24 June 2018

I enjoyed this attraction for the money. For $5 we received a walking stick and were able to hike around the falls. We just stood on a suspended bridge watching and listening to El Chorro Macho. It was serene and beautiful. Spectacular blue butterflies keep...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Quite a nice walk amongst the forest area along side the river. Approx 1/2 a mile from the car park to the falls this is an easy walk with very little climbing or up hill sections...

Thank AndrewClareFred
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the short hike through the forrest and ended up at the natural pool where we swimmed and it was great. Definitely worth the extra few dollars.

Thank Maja L
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The waterfall is not what the name implies in Spanish. Yeah it’s a waterfall but it was not spectacular by any means. The forest was beautiful. Btw if you drive there the street sign for this attraction simply reads “El Macho” & nothing about El...More

Thank levoyerw
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We hesitated to go here because of some of the scathing reviews but we were very glad we did. We spent about an hour there exploring the paths. It's not a hilke - think of it more like going round a park or botanical garden...More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We paid the $5 to get in. It is worth the money. Trail is well maintained and the waterfall was beautiful even near the end of dry season. They give you walking sticks to use. Easy trail and maybe 10 minutes to the waterfall.

Thank Tony L
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Nothing special. Really short hike that is nothing special also. Was disappointed. Keep going up the road and there is a much better hike that goes to the top of the mountain.

Thank jasonstein99
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

The view is great, but you don't get to the waterfalls, just a viewpoint. I was hoping for a hike of some sort, but it literally was a 5 minute loop back to the entrance. I am giving 4 stars because of all the conservation...More

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30 October 2016|
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Response from Boris S | Reviewed this property |
It is up to the workers that are on staff to make this available. If you feel inclined to give them a tip, this would help the situation and make it possible to bring in your dog.
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DarbWPB
8 August 2016|
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Response from Lorna C | Reviewed this property |
Go through the main town of El Valle... past the market on your left (there is a little tourism office there) keep going over a little bridge... take the right fork (you will see tourist signs to El Macho) just a little way... More
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Response from yorosey | Reviewed this property |
small outfit just pay when you get there.
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