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Volcan Baru National Park

Address: Boquete, Panama
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Boquete
Type: Mountains, National Parks, Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Activities: Mountaineering, Hiking
Owner description: Panama's highest peak and only volcano at 3,478 meters offers sweeping ocean views and spectacular...
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Type: Mountains, National Parks, Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Activities: Mountaineering, Hiking
Owner description: Panama's highest peak and only volcano at 3,478 meters offers sweeping ocean views and spectacular cloud forests from its summit.
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Well I had been reading reviews and talking to people in boquet, many would suggest you to hire a guide. After I made it to the top by myself, I can tell you it's completely unnecessary. There is only one way up and down, pretty clear. I hiked during daytime, from 8, and made it to the top by 2.... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Still find it hard to believe the 4X4 made it to top and back down. Bone shaker of a ride but a great sense of achievement when it is over.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Im quite an active sporty person but havent done a lot of exercise for the last two months. For me the hike up the vulcano was quite exhausting, especially the last part. As the air got thinner my heart was working full speed. We camped on top which was great. It took us about 5.5 hours to get on top.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Being a reasonably fit, late twenties lad I found the hike pretty tough. The average incline is 13 percent and there are some really steep sections on the way. Furthermore as you make your way up the air gets thinner which causes you to loose your breath. I did the hike up in 3 hours 45 minutes with 3 x... More 

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David, Panama
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54 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A little hard to get to if you don't have a car, but worth the time and the park is unspoiled and very large... you will never find out the extent of it unless you spend weeks here. The views are incredible and you can hike for hours on end. Bring food and water.

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canada
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31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Extinct volcano, very steep, and very high. You need to young and in great shape to go to the top. I personally recommend a tour in a jeep to see the sunset. Good luck and have fun.

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Boston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We took the jeep ride up at 4 AM to get up in time for the sunrise. It's a REALLY rocky trail up. Driving 2 and a half hours up over rocks get's old pretty quickly, Unfortunately it was really overcast at the top and we could see nothing. It seemed that around November it's overcast at the top a... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We went up to the entrance by car at night tot do the walk. When we had parked the car and were ready to leave a guy with a knive showed up and was shouting in Spanish to us. We couldn't see his face because he was wearing a bandana. A little bit further was a light so we ran... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went here during december, the hike if long but do-able for anybody. I am not such a gym person and I done it without training, but if you are physically weak, you can just some more time. The path is straight forward and you can't really get lost as there is only one path. It took me and my sister... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A long hike that is well worth it but i won't be doing it again! You don't need a guide (we did not use one) and when your at the bottom but stop at the bus stop or try and hitch hike back!

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