The Adventure Begins
Adventure travelers want to go at their own pace, make their own discoveries and their own decisions. If they pay for a tour it had better be for an insider’s expertise. At The Lost and Found we have two paid tours and a night hike to see local flora and fauna as well as four free adventures you can start the moment you arrive.
THE ORGANIC COFFEE & WINE TOUR
Meet Don Cune, organic farmer, mad scientist and wise grandfather all rolled into one. He will proudly show you his life’s work on his organic coffee farm, where you will witness the production of coffee as it was done decades before the arrival of big agro. Eat fruits ranging from the common mangos and passion fruits to rare delicacies such as pitangas, rose apples and naranjillas. Squeeze the world’s most delicious lemonade from fresh sugar cane, and partake in Don Cune’s organic farm to table lunch. Here you will see a slice of the “Real Panama,” a sample of the timeless rhythms of rural life. Your visit makes an invaluable contribution to preserving this way of life and making viable the emerging organic market in Panama. Learn how coffee has been made for decades before foreigners industrialized coffee and support locals as they to make their organic farms viable with your help.
Price includes transportation and a farm to table lunch.
THE VALLEY ON HORSEBACK
Explore the Panamanian hill country on horseback! Ride with local guides through rugged gullies, forests and meadows, taking in incredible vistas of the rivers and lakes of the province of Chiriquí.
Have a traditional lunch in the village of Peña, two hours from the nearest road, and see how the campesinos really live in rural Panama, where meals are cooked over fires, sugar cane is squeezed by hand, and every man knows how to lasso a steer.
THE LEGENDARY TREASURE HUNTS
Our treasure hunts are wildly popular. Although the majority of our guests who complete one or more of the games have no knowledge of the mysterious origins of their inspiration, the few that do love the hunts even more. If you plan to come to the hostel and are a fan of horror stories have look HERE to learn about the background of the treasure hunts.
For the first hunt gather the bravado of Indiana Jones and head out over rivers, into caves and through massive trees. Great challenges lead to great rewards.
The second treasure hunt requires more Sherlock Holmes type sleuthing and is tied closer to the novel. Test your intellect solving riddles and breaking codes, while wandering a labyrinth modeled after the famous Hampton Court maze.
Los cangilones River Canyon
Nature has created the perfect playground for everyone. Brave the meter high cliffs and jump in for an amazing adrenaline rush; or if you are more the quiet sun worshiper, turn off your mind, relax and float downstream.
The river canyon catches all the local sun and is the perfect place to pack a little picnic lunch, maybe a beer or two and spend a day.
Located at the end of a high, narrow canyon, the 30m Celestine Waterfall is one of the hidden jewels of the Palo Seco National Park. Grab a free map and head out on local transportation.
Climb through the boulder strewn creek bed, swim through rugged sections to reach The Chamber, a natural room of thundering water and forbidding stone with walls so high that the sun's beams can only penetrate at midday.
Only a few minutes from the road, the Celestine Waterfall is still so well hidden that only those who know exactly where to look for the secret entrance can ever behold it. We have the map!