There are plenty of options for outdoor activities around Boquete. The most popular and impressive of these are a zipline ride, white-water rafting, hiking the Sendero Los Quetzales, and climbing Volcán Barú.
The zipline company, Boquete Tree Trek (tel. 720-1635, cell 6615-3300, www.aventurist.com), also rents mountain bikes (US$15 a day) and offers tours and outings, including mountain-biking trips (US$35 pp), horseback rides (US$35 pp), and rock climbing at Los Ladrillos (US$40 pp), an unusual rock wall north of town on the Bajo Mono loop. These all last roughly 3.5 hours.
A couple of local outfitters offer boating, fishing, and sea-kayaking packages off the Pacific coast, about an hour away. Those primarily interested in sea-kayaking should contact Chiriquí River Rafting (tel./fax 720-1505 or 720-1506, cell 6618-0846, www.panama‑rafting.com) and Boquete Outdoor Adventures (cell 6474-0274, www.boqueteoutdooradventures.com).
© William Friar from Moon Panama, 3rd Edition