El Chorro Macho
El Chorro Macho
3.5
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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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SONYA M
7 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Beautiful! We were challenged- but it was fun! Panama was so bright! Nicer than I imagined it would be.
Written 24 June 2023
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SilverSpring25
Washington DC, DC22 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Entry to the Chorro El Macho is $5/person just to see the waterfall, and an additional $2.50 to swim in the natural pool. We were told at the entrance that the “hike” to the waterfall took 15-20 minutes. That was completely inaccurate. The walk (it wasn’t really a hike) took 5 minutes (7 if you walk really slowly) to get to the waterfall (i.e., el chorro). When I asked a staff member about the statement that the hike took 15 minutes, he responded that it was 15 minutes round trip. The waterfall was pretty, the air was fresh, and the setting was calm, but the experience was not worth $5/person. We were disappointed and felt cheated! We spoke to others visiting at the time who noted feeling similarly disappointed. Thankfully, we had decided not to swim in the natural pool because we would have been even more upset about spending money there. Granted, $5 isn’t much when you’re traveling; still, the Chorro El Macho isn’t worth it. Save your money and go for a hike to the India Dormida for $3/person for foreigners. You’ll see a waterfall, though smaller than the one at Chorro El Macho, on the way to the top and will experience beautiful views of the Valle de Anton once you climb all the way to the top.
Written 25 February 2023
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Wiktor Doktór
Warsaw, Poland289 contributions
Feb 2023
Well, I thought this place will create more emotions, but it didn't. It is worth to visit, although it takes circa 4 hrs to get to this place from Panama City.
El Chorro Macho, named also Chorro Del Macho is a place in th ewoods with some wooden narrow bridges, "natural" pool and tirol. Visiting this place takes circa 30 minutes with no rush.
At the entrance you have a small shop and tickets office. In February 2023 the costs were as follows:
5 USD entrance
2,5 USD swimming in the pool
20 USD short 60m tirol slide
60 USD longer tirol slide
It is nice place, very green, very quiet, nice waterfalls, but ... well, for me something was missing in here. Definitly has potential for more good feelings.
Written 19 February 2023
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BillUsma74
Canton, GA365 contributions
Feb 2023
They a 4 stop zip line which takes you right by the Falls. Guides (Luis and Ricardo) were courteous and safety conscious. It was about 2 hours from start to finish. The hike through the jungle is pretty steep. The pool would be nice to cool off in on a very hot day.
Written 17 February 2023
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Valentina I
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
my boyfriend and I enjoyed the hike very much not so much for the intensity but because our tour guide Edwin Perez was very knowledgeable. he took his time to share with us his knowledge of the fauna and the regions history. we conversated practicaly about everything and anything pertaining to panamas culture, it’s history, holidays, wild life etc.. definitely worth the tip.
Written 9 August 2022
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heydd55
Saint John151 contributions
Mar 2022
Rip off . Ten minutes walk to a waterfall on boardwalk through a tropical forest. No wildlife . Boring …waste of money and apparently the Zip lines for over $70 are short.
Written 14 March 2022
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Andy M
Huntsville, Canada7 contributions
Feb 2022
checked out the waterfall and trails and the mountain water swimming pool. cheap entry fees, not much water in the falls during dry season. nice hike suspended bridge, the pools were great cool water to soothe the sunburn. not busy
Written 22 February 2022
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robinleebee
Boston20 contributions
Jan 2022
It's a pretty walk to see the waterfall, and there's a beautiful pool at the end. Some stairs and slopes, some mossy, so be prepared.
Written 19 February 2022
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Cory
Cowichan Bay, Canada2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
If you are looking to do a "hike", so you can say you went hiking, then this place gets 5 stars.
Then 10 minutes later, you can wipe your brow and call it a day.
Don't waste your time (10 mins), and your money, you probably have a more spectacular creek in the culvert at home.
Written 6 February 2022
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447more
Toronto, Canada126 contributions
Dec 2021
A beautiful hike, zipline and nice suspension bridges.
I think the zipline view made a difference.
I stayed in an all inclusive resort nearby and trip to Anton valley, the hikes, the waterfall and zipline was totally a new experience. It is a must to complete your trip and experience of Panama.
Written 30 December 2021
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