The Rio Chiriqui in Panama is one of the most popular rivers of this beautiful country. In fact, this water body is recognized as a much sought-after rafting spot in Central America. Located in the Chiriqui River Basin, the river has its headwaters in the east of Boquete. This brook, with its enormous volume, moves towards the southwestern direction and finally drops into the Pacific Ocean.
As the Rio Chiriqui drifts along the Fortuna Dam, the waterway forms four unique sections and gives a rafter ample scope to enjoy his rafting ride. The first section, named as Frijole Section, offers Class V rapids. Sporting torrents of high intensity, this section of the river promises to make your whitewater rafting voyage all the more enthralling! In the Witches Section, which boasts of waves of Class III-IV, you will get the opportunity to amuse yourself with the incredibly tumultuous whitewaters. Now, as the Rio Chiriqui passes along the third section, which is called the Bajo Mendez section, you can face mild waves of Class III and II level. Again, when the river meanders through the Barrigona section, you will witness torrents of Class III. Here, you get to enjoy magnificent locales such as “Three Wise Men”.
With captivating waves in its course and astonishing natural scenery surrounding the river, the water body surfaces as a dream destination for both first-time rafters as well as experienced ones. So, get ready and pack your bags to get pleasure from the most breathtaking rafting ride of the year. Grab all the fun and excitement and get swayed in the gripping torrents of Rio Chiriqui!