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Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail)

Boquete, Panama
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Ranked #10 of 16 attractions in Boquete
Type: Hiking Trails
Description: Trail is open
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Amazing all day hike from Boquette to Cerro Punta through pristine cloud forest. We were lucky on a cloudless day and only saw 6 other people on our 7 hour uphill hike. No quetzals spotted but we heard them. Carry lots of food and stay the night at the ranger station at the very top! We didn't have that plan... More

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Cupertino, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Having hiked some of the best trails in the world, I would rate this as a very good hike. However, it could easily be an excellent hike for many. We hiked from the Boquete end after parking our car at the ranger station. We paid an entrance fee of $5 per person and the ranger, who spoke spotty English, was... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is a long out and back (4 hours each way) trail up in the cloud forest at the top of the mountains, and then down into a beautiful rain forest. I heard a lot of birds, but unfortunately, I could never spot the mysterious Quetzal Bird. Next time, I will go with a guide and I'll be sure to... More

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Broome, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Guadalupe (2mins from Cerro Punta) and did the walk from this direction towards Boquete. Great hike, mainly downhill this direction, and loads of great scenery. A great lookout from the massive rocks, about 2.5lm into the walk. Unfortunately we got rain for the last hour or so of the walk. The hike took a little over 4... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This was quite a workout for someone with a desk job! :) But it was heavenly, just beautiful, the best of the best. The park ranger was very friendly and showed us some of the interesting plants in the area, gave us a taste of a fruit growing just outside the building, and some locals selling vegetables came by and... More

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Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

the hike is really worth it. we did it without a guide, probably you can see more animals if you take a guide. The path is clearly marked, you can take a bus from boquete city to alto chiquero. we heard that there was a way to ship your backpacks to the other side, so that you don't have to... More

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Cumbria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

A 4 km sample of the trail to see birds and visit a waterfall was a gentle uphill walk that was more strenuous that we realised. It was very wet and cold when we did it in November but we enjoyed the experience and very varied countryside

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Everything I've read about the Sendero Los Quetzales recommends starting in Cerro Punta and hiking east to Boquete, but our group decided to do things a little differently. Our group hiked west from Boquete to Cerro Punta, stayed the night in Guadalupe (a town over from Cerro Punta), and did some more hiking the next day. The hike was challenging,... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately this turned out to be a lot longer than expected. We started at Cerro Punta which involved about an hour and a half walk from where the bus dropped us off to the start of the trail. The trail is nice at the top and there are some good views, but not very many viewpoints overall. The trail is... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This hike through the mountains of Boquete was quite fun, and not very difficult. It had great scenery and at the end there was a beautiful waterfall with fresh water to enjoy.

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