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Volcan Baru National Park

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Address: Boquete, Panama
Activities: Mountaineering, Hiking
Description: Panama's highest peak and only volcano at 3,478 meters offers sweeping...
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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Loved the jeep tour to the Volcan. Very bumpy ride which made it exciting. Highest point in Panama. Only place you can view Atlantic Ocean and Pacific at the same time. Well worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Lakewood, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Loved the jeep tour to the Volcan. Very bumpy ride which made it exciting. Highest point in Panama. Only place you can view Atlantic Ocean and Pacific at the same time. Well worth it. Do it!

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We vacationed last August/September it took us 6 weeks to return to live here. It is so beautiful and peaceful. I think that says it all. We also Brought a young family with a six year old to share this unique adventure.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We did the hike starting at Midnight.. it is 6 hours up and about 5 hours down 26K over all bring water and warm cloths. Great sunrise and we got to see the pacific coast from the top but due to clouds could not see the other side. For Real hikers otherwise take the jeeps tour up...

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Oil City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My wife and I just spent considerable time in Panama and one of the most awe-inspiring aspects of the highlands here is the volcano, Volcan Baru. At over 11,000 feet it dominates the areas around the towns of Boquete, and Volcan. Naturally, I couldn't resist several attempts to hike the volcano's trails, but logistics can be tough in Spanish-speaking Panama.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

I had a blast when I arrived at the top of crater when the sun was rising. You have a great view and if you are lucky to arrive at the top without clouds, you will see both Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. Almost 3.500 meters that every step is worth it. Try to arrange a guide to climb up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I did the midnight hike up Volcan Baru mid January. We got to the entrance at midnight and made it up to the top for sunrise. It took us about 6 hours but my friend got altitude sickness and felt naseaus which slowed us down a bit. It wasn't an easy hike but you don't have to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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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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Baden, Switzerland
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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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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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