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Los Arboles Cuadrados (The Square Trees)

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Address: Behind Hotel Campestre, El Valle de Anton, Panama
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Fun to walk, but a but dissapointing

The square trees are not so square as you might expect. The walk is nice and especially good for people who don’t want or can’t walk far. You really get a jungle feeling and if... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2016
2703cindy
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Pedasi, Panama

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Pedasi, Panama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

The square trees are not so square as you might expect. The walk is nice and especially good for people who don’t want or can’t walk far. You really get a jungle feeling and if you choice a quiet time, then you feel you are alone in the jungle.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Was very beautiful to see and only saw 2 of the square trees. Was very neat to see and couldn't get over how cool it was. We were taken a different route with one of the locals so didn't do the path but man was I glad I got to see this rare site!

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Brigham City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We paid the two bucks to use the trail and they unlocked the gate It is said to be 800 meters. That is about right. First thing we saw a turtle in the creek and then a grey snake, possibly a water snake of some sort. The trail has benches every 100 meters or so and makes for easy going.... More 

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Langley, BC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

The square trees were very underwhelming, but the walk through the jungle was beautiful. We saw some amazing butterflies and gorgeous streams. Cost was $2/adult, and the kids were free. For that price, I'd say it's worth it.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

We started out our Day with this Hike to see the Square Trees. Hike is Easy not Very Difficult for anyone,Lots of Cool trees to see lots of Squirrels birds and wild life.Some of the trees are really Cool I guess if your not into trees and nature avoid this Hike.But if you are into this like we are you... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

There is a short trail behind Hotel Campestre, with a US.2.00 fee (at least for locals) where you can have a nice walk inside a natural endemic forest, surrounding a stream that you can hear along the way while bird watching, learning the name of some local trees and of course the square trees. The trail in itself is worth... More 

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Cabanas Potosi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

The square trees are located in the NE corner of El Valle on the property of Hotel Campestre. You pay a small fee in the office and the distance to the square trees is about 440 yards or 400 meters. The trail is flat and very lushes. The trunk of the trees are square because of the volcanic make up... More 

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Arlington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Ok, the trees are not the most exciting thing you will ever see but the little trail to get there is quite pleasant. It's not worth going out of your way, but it is certainly worth stopping in for a visit if you are in the neighborhood.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

It is a joke, right? Some of the younger trees in the area are, in fact square. But I suspect that as they age they develop the same truck structure as the large tree in the center of the area. The sender/trail is nice.

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

when I first heard of them I was thinking the were fooling me, and so I followed my guide, the director of the Serpentario, and it was real, you have to ask in the valley or in the Serpentario, and worth the walk to see a few samples, amazing feat of nature.

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