Today we went to Macho de Monte, near Cuesta de Piedra, with our friends Holly and Scott. This was our second visit and I was happy to go back to this amazing place.
We met in Dolega which is an experience in itself. They are working very hard on the road from David to Boquete, hoping it will be finished by August. There is construction everywhere and detours through little back roads. Today, one of the back road detours was being repaved as well. The extra traffic is probably tearing it up too much.
We finally made it to our meeting spot and headed out on our adventure. Just getting there is an adventure itself along the steep and winding roads, through orange groves and gorgeous mountain scenery! I was driving so there was no picture taking, but I have some from our previous trip.
We arrived at our destination and started across the street to the upper part where you can look down into the canyon.
This is a short video that Joel took from above the canyon where we were walking.
Next, we headed to the other side to scramble down a sandy hill, over boulders and rocks, to the beginning of the canyon.
Here’s another short video by Joel. The water is so loud you have to be close to someone to hear them.
Today we saw a few other people visiting the area. We also saw some bicyclists come by as we stood by the bridge and talked. I can’t imagine how strong they must be to ride there! I had to downshift the car into 2nd gear, and even 1st occasionally to make it up those hills.
This is such a beautiful country, and such a beautiful area. I wrote more about it after our first visit to Macho de Monte, so check THIS LINK. Our friend Ryan, who is younger and more daring than we are, went over the waterfalls and into the canyon. Check out his videos HERE and HERE.