Boquete: Capital of Climbing and Rappelling

Boquete, in the province of Chiriqui, harbors rock formations in the middle of lush vegetation and views of the most extraordinary mountains in the country. It’s the perfect destination to ascend the mountains by climbing and descend by rappelling. 

It’s true that climbing is an extreme sport. Fortunately, the type of formations, the professional guides, and the safety gear that you find in Boquete, have literally put rock climbing in the hands of amateurs of all levels. 

Its 20 climbing routes make Boquete the dream come true for any climber. It’s about 25 minutes from the town with an easy road access. You’ll find striking vertical volcanic rock walls and horizontal basalt columns with excellent holds.

Choose Your Ascent

Choose Your Ascent

Boquete has 4 incredible spots to practice climbing: Gunko, Mana Wall, Legacy, and Paradiso. The most famous is Gunko, Panamá’s first climbing site. It’s a natural wall made up of volcanic rocks in the area of Bajo Mono. Its curves, overhangs, and positive holds make the perfect support for the feet.

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