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Volcan Baru National Park

Boquete, Panama
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Boquete
Type: Mountains, National Parks, Volcanos, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Panama City, Panama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This pace is spectacular. Mountainous like my home in Colorado, but a deep jungle as well. We saw many plants and animals I'm sure I will never see again. Highly recommend a visit.

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Miami, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Wow! Just came back from going up to the top. My teen boys loved it. BUT I don't recommend to hike it up. I strongly recommend to hire a guide with a good 4x4 jeep to drive you up and down. By car it took us 2 hours up from 3:30 AM till 5:30 AM. We were up at sunrise... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I'm probably going to repeat a lot of what others have stated, but here goes: 1. You really do need to prep for the climb, but a guide isn't necessary. I suggest bringing a sturdy pair of hiking boots. Wear pants and bring plenty of layers, hat, and gloves, because the peak is about 25-30F if you go for the... More 

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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I joined the $5 shuttle bus that departs at 11.30pm from hostel mamallena on the square. It was nice to be in a little group. The road up to the top follows a rough dirt road that is also used by 4 wheel drive vehicles. This might be boring during the day but I found it good for at night... More 

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Englewood, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Let me start by saying that I am an athletic person in my mid 20s. We decided to hire a guide to do the midnight hike to see the sunrise. All of the reviews I had read did not prepare me for this hike. The hike up wasn't so bad but it was pitch black, so you couldn't see what... More 

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