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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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What a view, what a ride.

You get up at 3:45 am to see the sunrise. We took a Jeep (you can hike in 6-8 hrs) and the ride was ? Envision a dry river with large rocks and in a Jeep climbing over. Once at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

You get up at 3:45 am to see the sunrise. We took a Jeep (you can hike in 6-8 hrs) and the ride was ? Envision a dry river with large rocks and in a Jeep climbing over. Once at the top a 10 minute hike up to the cross and look at both oceans.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Volcan Baru National Park is beautiful with amazing views! Must visit if in the area!! If possible try and visit Volcan Baru for the sunrise!! Brilliant!!!

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Rocky Point, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I've never done the touristy route to any of my apx.50 countries visited. Wasn't going to start here. My wife wasnt feeling well so I did the 8+mile hike myself. All signs say you need a tour guide. I opted for solo. At 51 years old I'm in great shape. Made it up in apx. 5 1/4 hrs. I started... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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Leon, Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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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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
137 helpful votes 137 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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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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