We stop to see the largest termite nest in this area, which has been around for the past seven years, well unfortunately the nest has fell apart just recently and a Petroglyph. Petroglyphs carved rocks dating back from the Pre-Colombian era. There are over 280 in Panama and it is said the Province of Chriqui has the most.
We hang out at La Abuela for a half hour or so long enough for the group to take a dip and rest in the warm man made spring that is provided, hence the entrance fee. Some chose to take a dip in the rock made spring while others cooled off in the creek adjacent to the spring and others deciding to rest soaking their feet. Truly La Abuela is a very restful and peaceful setting with shade provided by trees surrounding the pool and flowers decorate the surroundings.
Our next stop on this hike is to stop at a little beach area where the beautiful and refreshing Rio Chiriqui Nuevo flows gently down stream before heading back to the cars. At this of the day which by now is past 12 noon the sun is becoming intense by the hour and by time the group reaches the river many are ready for another dip and in they go with a few hesitant about swimming in a river they do not know but, as mentioned in the morning to the group many Panamanian families come to this divine little beach area on the weekend and I remind them again. The small beach area has a tree to shade those who choose to rest. Ancient boulders dot the riverbank available for those who want to climb onto them and enjoy wading tired feet the coolness of the river feels so good, you just do not want to move even so, it is time to leave. If you plan on visiting La Abuela make time to enjoy your day trip or if want to join us on our next visit there do so!
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