Sunday, July 15, 2012

Last Day in Panama

After saying goodbye to our lovely beach in Las Lajas, we have headed over to El Valle for our last night in Panama.
El Valle is a pleasant little town nestled in the valley of a huge extinct volcano. The valley floor is about a 2000 foot elevation, high enough to make this area significantly cooler and fresher than the lowlands.
So we took the opportunity to see some beautiful scenery and do some hiking.
The Chorro El Macho Waterful was a beautiful hike through the lush rainforest, across bridges and streams...very cool and refreshing after our last two warm and humid days.
The waterfall hike is in the same area where they have the Canopy Adventure Zipline, a very popular recreational ride that takes you flying past the waterfall and over the tree tops....maybe next time.
So, we have about a 2 1/2 hour drive tomorrow back to Panama City where we board our plane home at 6:30 PM. This has been a wonderful 16 days that we were lucky to be able to share half of with our son Tanner and the other half just Mike and me. A fond farewell to Panama....until next time, wherever the road leads us next.

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