Quiqui Waterfall (Cascada Quiqui) is one of the most beautiful waterfalls I’ve ever been to. Because of the remote location; very few tourists make the trip keeping it almost completely natural. If you are traveling through Panama and want to get off the beaten path; this waterfall is a must see!

How to Get There

Quiqui Waterfall is a 2 hour drive from David making it the perfect day trip! If you`re staying in Boquete; there is a bus that departs hourly to the station in David making transportation super easy. Since the road to Quiqui Waterfall is rocky and involves crossing a small creek; a 4×4 is absolutely required. We rented a Toyota Helux from Budget Ren-A-Car in David which worked out perfectly. Check out the map for our driving route from David to the parking area.

What to Bring

If you`re heading to Quiqui Waterfall for the day make sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, running shoes, and a towel. The waterfall is in a remote area so you wont find any restaurants, hotels, or English for that matter. There are plenty of grocery stores in both Boquete and David so pack a lunch and some road snacks to get you through the day.

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Quiqui Waterfall

The waterfall is situated in the Ngabe-bugle Comarca Privinve along the Rio Quiqui (Quiqui River). Since the waterfall is on private land, you will have to pay a small fee of $3 USD per person. When we arrived; a local lady hanging out on a hammock accepted our fee and took us to the trail head.

The trail is only 1-2 km long and fairly well maintained; however it can get steep in a few sections. After only 5 minutes of hiking, you will begin to catch glimpses of the waterfall. Cascada Quiqui plunges over 50 feet off the side of an overhanging cliff into a beautiful blue lagoon. Spend your day swimming in the clear water and exploring the trail leading behind the waterfall. 

Quiqui Waterfall was one of our favorite spots while we traveled through Panama! If you have the time and enjoy an adventure off the beaten path; this is the perfect place to add to your itinerary. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or comment below with your experience!
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