Yesterday, we went a little ways up the Via Boquete to a spot on our list of places to explore. It’s by the river and there is a great waterfall. It looks like someone in the past had made it a fun place but now it is uncared for and run down. But, the river sure is beautiful. It’s so lush and green, and there is moss and other plants on all the trees. We saw a blue morph butterfly and two blue and black poison dart frogs, but they ran off too fast for us to get photos. We did get photos of the area though, so scroll through the gallery.
We found another beautiful spot!
The trees in this spot were all leaning like they had been pushed over by the water many times.
There were amazing bromiliads in the trees
Everything is covered with other things growing!
There were lots of these pretty spiders on the rocks
This is the trunk of a huge tree. I took some photos of the upper part of the tree but they didn’t do it justice.
This is one of the biggest rubber trees I’ve seen.
One of the bent over trees along the bank. They were all covered with moss and other plants.
I’m not sure what this tree is, but the trunk and bark sure are interesting.
Yes, it is what you think! Check out the video.
The back of the big building. Check out the huge cactus plants. There was also a big clump of them along the driveway in.
You could have quite the party in this place!
I’m not sure what these little places were for, maybe covered picnic areas?
This building was behind the big party space, and it was obviously used as an entertainment spot. There were piles of empty liquor bottles.
Some playground equipment, also in poor condition.
The new and improved Via Boquete with smooth pavement, new lines, crosswalks, and arrows for intersections!
I always enjoyed passing that spot on the bus when I lived up in Potrerillos Arriba. I did my own post on it back in 2010. http://onemoregoodadventure.com/2010/08/09/ovecoming-inertia/ The waterfall, though small, is spectacular in its own, quiet way.
So, the place was in business when you were there? Now it looks totally abandoned. I agree, it’s a beautiful waterfall, and so close we can easily enjoy it.
Part of it was…the jardin. I stopped there and had a beer and chatted with the young guy working there. He said they had dances on the weekends. The rest of the place had the same neglected look to it then as in your pics.
It looks like the jardin hasn’t been open for a while either.
I’ve always wanted to stop by there and will definitely make a point of doing so now. Thanks for that!! It’s gorgeous.
It is a very pretty spot, and also easy to get to
I thought you & Joel where going to be on the video diving into the river from the waterfall rocks!
ha! LOL We didn’t even go in the water, and we’re definitely too old to be diving off of rocks. I was just thinking that I’m glad I wasn’t the mother of those guys or I’d be having a heart attack.
Beautiful spot! We are finally going to be in Panama. We will be in Boca Chica from July 23 to 25 and in David from 26 to 30. We would love to get together sometime to meet if this will work for you.
Excellent! I sent you an email, and we’ll see if we can coordinate.
Beautiful spot. I think we passed it once on our day long bus ride. We got on the bus in David and spent the entire day riding the bus around the mountains. It was a cheap tour and the bus driver even took us to his house for lunch. 🙂
The bus driver took you home for lunch? Only in Panama!