Shared with neighboring Costa Rica and recognized in 1982 by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site, La Amistad International Park is located at a point on the Central American natural land bridge where flora and fauna from North and South America reach their maximum species mix. With great ranges in altitude, precipitation, soil, and temperature, biodiversity here is at its best. After checking out from your hotel, you spend the morning hiking and exploring La Amistad in the area of El Retoño in search of the resplendent quetzal, silvery-fronted tapaculo, andean pygmy-owl, barred becard, black and yellow silky flycatcher among many other western highland birds and spectacular flora.
This afternoon you have a unique opportunity to experience a century-old tradition at a local Trapiche, a horse-powered sugar mill, where the delicious ‘raspadura’ blocks are made. After lunch, you then proceed to the quaint town of Boquete with its countryside dotted with flower, fruit and produce farms, coffee plantations and also lush tropical cloud forests. Before arriving to the town of Boquete, stop at a lookout point where you enjoy the views over the valley. This afternoon is open to relax, stroll through town or enjoy spa services (optional). Dinner tonight will be with your guide at the mountain resort.