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A small cave and a narrow tunnel hide in the western coastline of Isla Palenque flanking its longest beach.
Few know of them, fewer still have entered, and those who have earned it by jumping into 20-foot tidal surges, scaling vertical cliff-faces and doing things barehanded that typically require rock-climbing belays to accomplish.
Our 2012 Island Intern takes you inside a tiny cave and tunnel captured on film for the first time during his month on Isla Palenque last year.
Visible from Playa Palenque, but difficult to access. You'll get a peek at it through the tunnel.
Túnel de Sorpresas
You'll encounter this first if you start up the coastline in pursuit of the cave. Difficult, but doable.
Guests of our Panama island resort can look forward to guided island adventures at Túnel and Cueva Sorpresa with the Rock Hike to Punta Ballena tour, which we plan to start offering later this year. Before we can do that, we need a professional rock climber to outfit the cliffside with some belays and determine the safest way for us to conduct tours here.
Follow Mike to the blowhole at Punta Ballena in his video "Hold on Tight!" http://amble.com/ambler/2012/08/hold-on-tight-blowhole-video-from-isla-palenque-panama/