Some of the trails we find are winners such as the Finca, I am writing about today. We came across this small trail this year it on one of the most treasured and beautiful landscapes in the highlands and rainforest areas in Boquete. It is owned by the family Quiel. Issac's (pictured) grandfather was the first owner, the land has been in the since.
As, we walk along the trail, 20 of us meet up with Issac and he begins walking with us. He is a very proud man as he should be for his family owns a whole mountain and more more than one. He gives us a tour of his finca showing and cutting medicinal plants growing wild on his farm. He points out and gives cuttings from Horse's Tail good for kidney's and Cow's Tongue good for Diabetics to name a few.
A few months makes a big difference in the tropics. The foliage is at a constant change like the meadow of white flowers to the left were almost gone this time around.
I had visited the Finca two or three weeks ago and took another photo of a mother and her child. As you notice in the photo right below it the flowers are almost gone.
Many of the workers live on Fincas a shack is provided by the owners. Issac and his family grow corn for their livestock and other vegetables such as cabbage, potatoes, onions, a relative grows blackberries, strawberries and much more.
We continue our walking hike with Issac. It is a short trail, but one that, I really enjoy. At the end of this trail is a stunning waterfall! The group just stands there in awe looking up at this hidden treasure snapping photos. I have been here many times but, every time the return trip is as if it were, my first.
We wrap up our morning bidding Señor Issac farewell, hasta luego, we will see you again. This was a wonderful walk half rain forest and the other half on a Finca, enjoying the company of all who came to visit and walk the unknown. I call them adventurers!
Enjoy my photos below.
EXPLORE - DREAM - DISCOVER.