28 Apr LA SILAMPA, THE SECRET OF VERAGUAS
La Silampa is located in the high mountains of Chitra, in Calobre province of Veraguas. For ecotourism and nature lovers, you can visit this set of waterfalls that form one of the most spectacular water curtains with the help of local guides on an excursion that will make you spend a different day in the mountains. Its deep turquoise water, dense vegetation, constant breeze that will certainly refresh a hot summer day and the endless sound of water, makes La Silampa one of the most memorable attractions of Veraguas.
According to a local legend, years ago a creature used to come out at night in this place with the appearance of a woman in a white tunic that flew over roads and unpopulated fields. Today the story is different, since hundreds of people, both local and tourists, like to camp in this place to appreciate this unique spectacle of nature. It is important to arrange the trip with a local tour guide, have good physical conditions and keep the contact of the fire department or civil defense personnel in case of any incident, since vegetation is dense in this area and the hills are steep.
This jewel of nature has become one of the main tourist destinations of the Veraguas region due to the spectacular photos posted on social networks from previous tourists, which show the authenticity and beauty of this amazing place. Its discovery has contributed to the growth of ecotourism in the area and has opened a new source of economic income for locals, who take care of this place as a precious natural jewel.
There are two routes to get to La Silampa. You can enter through Santiago de Veraguas or El Jaguito, in El Roble de Aguadulce, which is the best road to access. During the tour you can enjoy nature, spectacular views of the mountains, fresh breeze and the tranquility of the countryside. Remember to bring water, food, comfortable clothes, trekking shoes or boots, lots of energy and adventurous spirit, as well as a camera and cell phone with enough battery to fully enjoy this authentic ecotourism experience.