Birds: 4.5 | Orchids: 3.5 | Plants: 2.5 | Landscapes: 5.0 | Signaling: 4.5
This is an easy well paved trail that goes behind the iconic Bambito Hotel into a viewin deck from which all the town of Volcan is visible. Its great for breathing fresh air, a good workout and watching birds.
$5 general fee, $15 by horse
Open 7:00a.m. a 6:00p.m.
Public Transport Access
You can any bus from David to Cerro Punta and get out in front of the Hotel Bambito
Yes and there is parking at the hotel.
About 1 hour walking and 25 by horse
The path is paved so there is no inconvenience in the rainy season besides ocasional rains.
We didn't see any mosquitoes though we advise to wear repellent.
There is good cellphone coverage all along the trail
What to wear and bring
Trail to Viewing deck - Hotel Bambito
You start at the gate of the Hotel Bambito. You walk up until you pass the mansion/cabin at the top of the resort. Thats where the trail starts. (see next picture)
You can walk leasurely, enjoying the views, the trail is clean and paved, its not slippery or dangerous. You will reach the top of the hill where there is a clearing, thats where you can park your horses if you decided to go by horse.
This isn't the end of the trail, when you get to this point, you have to get to the other side and you will see that the trail continues until you reach the viewing deck.
Difficulty - Easy
The trail is clean and easy to follow
We saw some ferns, orchids, sunflowers and wild berries.
We saw a couple of birds, squires and bugs, we heard reports of quetzal sightings
Duration: 1 hour
The stunning view from the deck
Contactos y Guias
Hotel Bambito, Tierras Altas de Chiriquí
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