The mountains of Chiriqui offer to tourists a grand variety of footpath and trails to explore and enjoy the natural environment around the Boquete. In this article I will present you the Aqueduct trail a short walk along the beautiful creek hidden in the pristine forest.
The walk begins at a T cross which is located only few miles behind the waterfall of San Ramon near the place called Castillo. Here we park the car, left the asphalt road and started walking along a narrow footpath, up the stream of a small mountain creek. A few minutes later we will find a house located right on the edge of the creek. Here we cross the stream on a tiny wooden footbridge. The trail continues along the other bank heading towards the mountain. In the beginning the landscape is open, but soon the path enters to the forest. The trail continues up through the woods and on his way across the creek several times.
After about 40 minutes the trail leads in a small clearing, a perfect place to observe the famous bird – the quetzal. It is nothing uncommon to find them here because there are several trees Susco (other common names: yellow, suede, laurel, mule ear / scientific name: Ocotea calophylla). The Susco tree produced quite large fruits (about 2.5 cm long), each of which has a single seed of good size. These fruits are nutritious and are among the favorites of the quetzal.
Well we rested a litle bit ans so we can continue to explore the second part of the trail. From this place we need a half hour to reach a beautiful waterfall, the perfect place to relax and refresh. there is where the path has its end. As soon as you rest enough to renovate your power you can start the walk back along the same path along a stream.