Boquete Tree Trek offers one of the best canopy zip lines in Panama and Central America.
We began our journey at 1600 meters above sea level at Boquete Tree Trek Mountain Resort where we were geared up and instructed on safety practices by a team of guides who would join us in our adventure.
We drove up to 1800 meters to a point where we started a nature tour, hiking through the thick cloud forest of La Amistad International Park which extends to Costa Rican territory. As we walked through the jungle, we enjoyed impressive views of the Baru Volcano on one side and on the other side we observed the continental division mountain range that separates the province of Chiriqui from Bocas del Toro.
Before we arrived at the first platform, we saw hermit birds nesting in the lush vegetation, exotic wild mushrooms and we learned about the important role of different plants in balancing the ecosystem.
As we approached the first platform, our group was filled with a mixture of anxiety, excitement and anticipation. While standing at the platform, we were amazed by the views of the Rio Cristal, a rocky mountain river rich in minerals. This was our last chance to back out since once you jump the first line, there is no other way to go but forward! The team leader guide was is the first to jump; each guide will man a different platform where they will make sure that we have a safe landing and prepare us for a safe new ride.
Some of us realized that we were a bit afraid of heights, but this was the perfect opportunity to conquer fears and just go with the flow. Once you slide on the first line, an adrenaline rush and elation take over, and the first landing gives you confidence. A professional guide waits for you at each platform, cheering you on and instructing you on how to handle the next line.
Every line is different and the views are impressive and breathtaking and every guide offers interesting information about the area. There are a few platforms where you are able to meet up with the rest of your friends, relax a little bit and to take in the experience as you go. This is more than just an adrenaline rush, the surrounding nature is mind blowing, especially for those who come from busy cities.
Boquete Tree Trek Canopy Zip line was cleverly designed so your last landing point is the Mountain Resort restaurant deck. This is the perfect way to end a journey through thick jungle cloud forest, especially the fact that you are smoothly delivered back to full comfort.
The trajectory is 3.5 km, consists of 14 platforms, 12 lines and takes about 4 hours to complete. The guides´ professionalism and
enthusiasm help you feel confident throughout the whole process, fears are conquered, and you leave charged with energy and a joy for life as well as an appreciation for nature. What an experience – breathtaking, exhilarating and fun!
Once you have finished, you will want to do it all over again.
Tel: +507-720-1635 /832-5918