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Volcan Baru National Park

Boquete, Panama
+507 6624-0577
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Tough but worth it if the weather is clear and dry.

We decided to trek the volcano through the night so that we could watch the sunrise in the morning... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2016
Kburrows8
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Well worth the trek

Highly recommend trekking up Volcan Baru while you are in Boquete. It was a challenging... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
Chris D
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Panama's highest peak and only volcano at 3,478 meters offers sweeping ocean views and spectacular cloud forests from its summit.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Boquete, Panama
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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We decided to trek the volcano through the night so that we could watch the sunrise in the morning. We were lucky enough to have some decent weather. We booked a bus journey from a hostel in Boquete. It cost us $5 each and left...More

3  Thank Kburrows8
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Highly recommend trekking up Volcan Baru while you are in Boquete. It was a challenging assent/dessent but every step was worth it catching the sunrise over the Caribbean and turning around to see the Pacific Ocean at the same time. Any complaints from other reviews...More

5  Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 16 April 2016

Amazing rain forest! On the top you can see Ocean Atlantic and Pacific. Relatively hard on the cardio. A pathway with a 10 % incline for 14 klm. Take a pack sac and sleep in the top. Thats the best way to make hit. You...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2016

I've been there last year, with my Family & it's Beautiful, in Panama! It's lovely over there! :D ;D

1  Thank Olivia Q
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

This is a challenging hike. You have to be in good physical condition to even think of attempting it. The hike includes an ascent of almost 8000 ft and there is no respite as the hike just goes up, up and up. There are very...More

2  Thank JeetKulkarni
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Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Ace hike up the side of the volcano, cold at top so bring warm clothes and head torches. We got ripped off by hostel nomba saying you need a guide and then cancelling the guide half way up. Don't get a guide. It's the easiest...More

3  Thank Gordon F
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

Hike was good - we started at 12:15am and got to the summit at 5:30 with plenty of stops along the way. The trail is steep, rocky and slippery by sand at times going up, coming down was treacherous at times. Hiking at night was...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I really don't know how I feel about my hike up Volcan Barú. Do I think you should do it? Yes! Would I ever do it again? No! My background: I'm a hiker who enjoys the rigorous trails of the White Mountains in New Hampshire...More

2  Thank rachel-knows
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Not a very pleasant hike ... I would not do this again nor recommend The path up the volcano is super uneven and horrible to walk up, especially at night Only to recommend for people with a good level of fitness and good equipment like...More

Thank Nelly S
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

From 1 to 10 of difficulty, it is a 10. If you want to hike all 13.8 km, get ready to sweat on the way up and freeze on the top (depending on the month). When you reach the top (after 5-7 hours hiking) you...More

Thank Viktoria P
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Bradley B
19 September 2017|
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I'm a touristic guide from Volcan and if you want to do by this side you can call me ..+50765713799 and I will give u the details
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Redsfan19
1 August 2017|
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Response from Connie W | Reviewed this property |
You cannot drive your car up to the top of the National Park. There is only 1 road up and down and heavy 4x4's jeeps access that road. There are tours where you can book to be able to ride in the jeep to ride up for the... More
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Response from Dabsi0905 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Elaine from Maine! Sometimes the accommodations offer a pick up service. If yours doesn't offer that service they'll know for sure, how to get back to Cerra Punta. Enjoy your trip
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