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Volcan Baru National Park

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Address: Boquete, Panama
Phone Number: +50766240577
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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Challenging but huge reward!

First, I'd like to say that I'm not a hiker at all. I read a lot of different reviews about this trail and understood that it was doable even if you were not an experiences hiker... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

First, I'd like to say that I'm not a hiker at all. I read a lot of different reviews about this trail and understood that it was doable even if you were not an experiences hiker. Well, it is doable, but super challenging! My first advice would be to take it easy and to not be afraid of pausing every... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I did the overnight trek (left at 11 PM) with 4 other hikers (no guide), all in our 20's and all in good hiking shape. We agreed it was one of the toughest hikes we've ever done. BUT AMAZING AND WORTHWHILE! the difficulty comes from about 5 hours of a continuous up hill rocky road, the near freezing weather at... More 

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Isla Taboga, Panama
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

some tricky areas as far as staying on your trail.....absolutely not to be missed. great views, walk thru rainforest and meadows...we felt safe and secure. study maps before trekking..

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We started climbing early in the morning and it took us 7 hours to get to the top, but we took many breaks to take pictures. We did not take a guide and it was perfectly feasable, given that I never do any sports and I managed pretty well in spite of that. The volcano is very nice but do... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Its a great place, but the road y next to a cliff and there is no way to turn back if you needed. You have to get to the summit and then turn around.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Beautiful place. This volcano is incredible and the hot springs are well worth checking out for the adventurous traveler.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great but hard, even if we are doing a lot of exercices! Get ready and really consider sleeping on top.

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College Park, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

In short, reaching the summit of Volcan Baru was one of the most incredible moments of my life. However, the reward was very difficult to earn. We took the Hostel Mamallena shuttle to start at 11:30pm and reached the top at about 5:30pm. I underestimated the difficulty and really felt the altitude. I started getting extremely dehydrated with a throbbing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Took the car up a windy road to the top of the park and the hiking entrance. Great views and coffee plantations along the way. Worthwhile day trip.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

When on top, you have a cool sunrise and later a great view on one side to the Pacific and on the other to the Atlantic. We took the Jeep tour up, starting at 4 in the morning. Meaning, we were crawling up the rocks (literally ROCKS), in the dark, in a Jeep, driven by a local. Nothing for people... More 

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Additional Information about Volcan Baru National Park

Address: Boquete, Panama
Phone Number: +50766240577
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete

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