La Culebra translates as The Snake needless to say, I have never seen any snakes on this trail. I think the name Culebra best fits this trail well, as it becomes a windy trail the higher up and deeper one hikes into the forest. A note of interest Sendero La Culebra leads into the El Pianista Trail. Where they both meet, I do not know.
La Culebra is one of those beautiful trails that is in a cloud forest and the terrain will always be a damp, muddy, becoming a very mossy forest and for the Boquete Nature Hike Group, "Easy Wednesday" it was no different as, we are in the rainy season. Every day now in the afternoon it begins to rain.
A detailed description of La Culebra the deeper you hike into this cloud forest the path becomes narrow and muddy trench with high walls. It's best to think beyond the mud and begin looking at the biodiversity on this majestic path. Alas! Once that's done then respect sets in as you begin to see the wonders of nature, the peacefulness, the silence, the beauty of a cloud forest as it turns into an exploratory adventure, the world of biodiversity! muddy
The Sendero La Culebra is one of the cloud forests you will find in Boquete. It begins with the Rio Caldera alongside the trail and as one continues to walk the sound of the river is all that you hear. The trail crosses many small creeks, water coming from different places, another reason why the floor is always damp.
So off, we went with our five car convoy off to another adventure that morning hiking almost 3 hours in one Boquete's true and beautiful gems.
Hiking with a group is always recommended do not attempt this trail on your own. Requirements when hiking a cloud forest, hiking sticks (2 are best), rain gear, hiking shoes or rubber boots, water, snack, bug spray, compass and small first aid kit. Wear long pants and long shirt.
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