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Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail)

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Address: Boquete, Panama
Description: Trail is open

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It is the Tropical Rainforest!

The trail is very well defined and there are several spots to stop and take a break. I recommend investigating the sound the Quetzales make, before going and doing the hike. take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Ayana S
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The trail is very well defined and there are several spots to stop and take a break. I recommend investigating the sound the Quetzales make, before going and doing the hike. take a good amount of water and some snacks, the trail is tough. We went on a rainy day and it is quite slippery. We did it with our... More 

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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We did not walk the compleet trail we started from Boquete went up for about 5 hours and then back to Boquete in about 3 hours, we went very slowly to be able to see much wildlife its not easy to spot the birds and monkeys but we walk very slowly with our eyes and ears open and we heard... More 

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Fennville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a great moderate difficulty cloud forest hike. I used the Boquete to Cerro Punta direction, which is somewhat more uphill, to minimize sore muscles or knees the next day. It took me 7 1/4 hours. I am 47, not in shape and didn't train for it. But I did it and didn't sprain or strain anything. I did... More 

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Arizona
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We hiked from Cerro Punta down to Boquete and were glad we were going in that direction. The trail is steep and in the rain, it was pretty slick. Nevertheless, the trail is well defined and includes railings, step stones with mesh that prevents slipping, and cool bridges over most of the water crossings. It took us 4 hours and... More 

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Terrific hike about halfway in and back from the Boquete side. Saw three quetzales, no other bird-life, but that made no difference. It was a quiet and peaceful hike through a muddy forest. Wonderful guide, Ernesto, from Travesias.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you want the chance to see a very rare bird with the appropriate name of Resplendent Quetzal, this is the place. It is a shimmering emerald green and black with a long green tail. It is a whole day's trek, at a slow speed, since you will be stopping for bird sightings. The journey is worth it on its... More 

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

How can you not like something natural and beautiful? The only disadvantage is that it was sprinkling the day we went, but it didn't stop us from enjoying the beauty. We saw some waterfalls, a couple of quetzals, and even a sloth! If you enjoy nature, I'd recommend the trail!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We had the trip arranged by Boquete Adventure tours and had to be ready for our pickup at our hotel at 6 am. We were wildly lucky for the two of us to have Jason for our bird watching and cloud forest guide. He is a local and was fantastic. We started out on a road above Boquete and Jason... More 

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Majorca, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

I booked a tour with holapanamatravel (located @mamallana Hostel).the cost were 55usd! What was included? Transfer From boquete to Cerro punta, a very very fast hike (More Running) of our tour Guide...we were back at boquete at 2.15!!! Not to mention that with this Speed we were Not able to See anY Bird!! 3 of our groups Decided to Walk... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The trail is a beautiful uphill slog. If you're a birder, there's lots to see, if not you'll probably enjoy it anyway. teh chances of seeing a quetzal without a birder-guide are low. You could read my blog account at http://www.mybirdoftheday.ca/2015/02/14/resplendent-quetzal/

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