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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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Nice drive

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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
24 helpful votes 24 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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