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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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Worth the climb

It's a tough climb, which I love. Loose rocks and dirt on the path to the summit make it treacherous but, with a good light and good shoes, we all survived. It gets cold here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

It's a tough climb, which I love. Loose rocks and dirt on the path to the summit make it treacherous but, with a good light and good shoes, we all survived. It gets cold here - below freezing. Take this seriously and bring layers plus energy-rich snacks plus a blanket. Don't forget the wool hat. My group got especially lucky.... More 

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Coquille, OR
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Highly recommend this hike for those in sufficient physical condition. The views from the top at sunrise are unforgettable and totally worth it. We used Jorge Lopez of Volcán, "Guru of Baru Volcano", as our guide. He is an excellent english/spanish bilingual guide, and safe, knows the trail very well.

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The hike took us about 6 hours. We heard it was cold at the top, but wasn't expecting this. Bring your gloves, winter coat and bonnet. At the top, the sky was very foggy so we couldn't see the 2 oceans but we could see the sunrise above the clouds. That was definitely worth it!

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We started at around 10.15 a.m with our hike. The ranger told us that we are far too late. For us it wasn't too late at all. It was a perfect hike for us. We are very athletic and hike a lot, we are fit, and that is very important if you plan to do it. It is a long... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great experience we went up via the town of Volcan, and down by the boquete trail. First of all what i would reccomend. A GUIDE (DONT DO THIS ALONE) cold Gear sometype of warm hat, gloves, and for sleeping some nice warm socks. In the backpack you need: a tent (you can divide it amongs the people with you) aluminum... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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164 reviews 164 reviews
23 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

As I sit here home in tons of snow just thinking about our trip to volcan baru..we could see it from our friends home the clouds every night are amazing..as the sun set behind it..we drove up and up stopping taking pictures of waterfalls and coffee plants and hydroponic veggies in the valley...so many flowers..stop at the ranger station where... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

From what I saw on the trail up the volcano, the primary cloud forest was stunning. I only wish I could have hiked extensively through it. It was teeming with interesting flora and fauna. The views from the top of the volcano were cool too. On the day I went it was cloudy on both sides of the mountain, so... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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