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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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Great place, but be careful with the road

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Panama City, Panama
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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 reviews
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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6 reviews
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
2 reviews
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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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Milford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The view was beautiful and worth getting up early to see. The ride up the volcano was interesting and at the top it was breath taking. You stand above the clouds and you can see everything.

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Providence Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I met a group of 8 people at my hostel and we chose to go without a guide during the night. We caught a cab out to the entrance and started our hike at midnight. The trail is one large bumpy, rocky road, so you will never get lost. At a moderate pace, we arrived to the top with plenty... More 

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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Caught a ride from Hostel Mamallena to start the hike around midnight for arrival at sunrise. Be forewarned that if you are in good shape, it will take you only 5-6 hours to summit even with long breaks. We rested, snacked, and even napped for 45 minutes and still hit the summit at least an hour before sunrise. Still, the... 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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