Cliff Jumping in Panama

Panama Los Cangilones de Gualaca

Added by Eric Bennett

This is a amazing warm swimming hole surrounded by a picturesque canyon. There is cliff jumping of all heights so you can test your fears!

If you find yourself in Chiriqui, Panama, Los Cangilones de Gualaca river canyon is a great spot to spend a carefree afternoon, about 40 minutes by bus from the David Terminal. The water is warm and welcoming, and also plenty deep, so don't worry about diving in.

This is a safe area for bringing camera gear, just keep an eye on it at all times. Particularly on the weekends, this is a popular site for families and children, although it is secluded enough for overnight camping, as well.

Getting here: By car, take the Pan-American highway east out of David. In 14 km you will reach Chiriqui, then go north to Gualaca. Signs in town will direct you to Los Cangilones de Gualaca, nearby, due north.

Pack List

  • Swimsuit
  • Camera
  • Hammock
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Activities:

Chillin, Diving, Photography, Swimming

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

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Features:

Cliff Jumping
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
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River
Scenic
Swimming Hole
Waterfall
Wildflowers
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6 months ago

Agreed

All of these reviews are correct, this place is awesome, water-shoes aren't a must but definitely help, and you can spend almost an entire day here exploring and swimming and jumping everywhere.

6 months ago

9 months ago

Deep Water Soloing

Don't forget your climbing shoes or a slack line! There's deep water soloing here and the potential to set up a cool high line. Awesome place!

9 months ago

11 months ago

Lots Of Fun!

We live in Boquete and I've been to the cangilones (the canyons) many times! You can walk down both ways of the river away from the canyons and you can find some great photo spots. I've seen multiple kingfishers there and a few iguanas.

11 months ago

Added by Eric Bennett

Instagram: @bennettfilm Videographer, Photographer from San Diego, CA currently living in Provo, UT

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