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Volcan Baru National Park

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Address: , Boquete, Panama
Phone Number: +50766240577
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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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beautiful area

I love Boquete. The volcano and mountains with the rainforest are so beautiful, and wildlife abounds. Excellent hiking, can't wait to go back

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

What an adventure, the road to get to the top is very special. The top was very cloudy and it is very cold, don't forget to bring warm clothes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I love Boquete. The volcano and mountains with the rainforest are so beautiful, and wildlife abounds. Excellent hiking, can't wait to go back

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I did the midnight hike and it lasted 13 hours. You'll need a lot of gumption to do this, energy and sleep beforehand. It was the most grueling hike that I've ever done and I would not ever sign up for anything like it. When we got to the top, it was cloudy and we did not see any oceans.... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The jeep tours was awesome, at some time I was just saying there is no way the jeep can make it and it just go. I highly recommend the volcano the view is spectacular

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

So nice to be in the nature surrounded by birds, flowers and so many different trees. A lovely place to hike, relax and just be in contact with nature.

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We got picked up at three in the morning and had a two hour drive up to the volcano. The guide was a twenty two year old guy that knew everything about the volcano. The history, last time it erupted, the altitude.... everything. It was an amazing experience

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have climbed Volcán Barú three times now and it always is an amazing trip. It is demanding and challenging, it is a long hike (takes 9-10 hours up and 7 hours down on average) but the trail and the landscapes are mesmerising all the way up. At some points your shrouded in a tunnel of trees to the point... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

First, I'd like to say that I'm not a hiker at all. I read a lot of different reviews about this trail and understood that it was doable even if you were not an experiences hiker. Well, it is doable, but super challenging! My first advice would be to take it easy and to not be afraid of pausing every... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I did the overnight trek (left at 11 PM) with 4 other hikers (no guide), all in our 20's and all in good hiking shape. We agreed it was one of the toughest hikes we've ever done. BUT AMAZING AND WORTHWHILE! the difficulty comes from about 5 hours of a continuous up hill rocky road, the near freezing weather at... More 

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Isla Taboga, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

some tricky areas as far as staying on your trail.....absolutely not to be missed. great views, walk thru rainforest and meadows...we felt safe and secure. study maps before trekking..

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