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 several people along the way. The entrance fee is cheap...$2 for residents $5 for tourists.... 更多
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 really needed the ropes to get all the way to the top from where we... 更多
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 is obvious. Signage is terrible - go uphill and bear left (counterclockwise). Birds, plants, leaf-cutter... 更多
El Gaital National park has a nice two hour lushes trail to the top of the m idle mountain with a beautiful view of the eastern end of the El Valle crater. There are other trails to the top of the other mountains but you need scaling ropes to get there.
Two trails provide loop access to an observation point which gives a great view of El Valle. The trail to the right at the entrance is steep in places, a good one to start with, because the trail to the left is more gentle (and easier to navigate). Birding in this area is great. The trails are generally narrow, so... 更多
A relatively easy hike. There's some uphill but the trail is straight forward. When you get to the entrance follow the stairs up to the trail to start the hike. I suggest taking a right when the trail splits(it is loop a looping trail so either way is fine) as the way back down the other direction is less of... 更多
Fun 1 hour hike with rivers, a nice view and nature around you. It's worth if you don't have a lot of time but want to immerse yourself in nature.
We did the hike from the center of town to the top in 4.5 hours, including spending one hour at the top. We took our lunch with us and ate it while we watched the clouds fly past us and we looked down upon the city. Try to catch the bus to La Mesa because it save you even more... 更多
We didn't drive by car to the entrance of the park. We parked the car at the El Corro Waterfalls and walked up all the way to the entrance. Already on this road it was amazing. We saw a lot of birds and plants that we've never seen before. We hiked already in so many Nationalparks here in Panama (have... 更多