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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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English first
Panama City, Panama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

i had the opportunity of hiking this trail at least 3 times in my life, 2 times from Cerro Punta to Boquete and 1 time from Boquete to Cerro Punta which is at least twice demanding because you are basically climbing to the top of the mountain. at the trail you will get a close up to some of the... More

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North Naples, Florida, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Needs to have trash receptacles and signaling. Not easy access if you are not part of a tour and I have never seen Quetzales. Great work out and experience and can branch out to other experiences such as zip lining and the waterfalls.

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Benschop, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We started this trip in Cerro Punto and walked all the way across to Boquete with a guide. First we walked for like 90 minutes on a steep uphill road, which was the hardest part. However it did have a very nice open view and we spotted some hawks. Then we walked through the jungle which unfortunetaly was quite dense... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Since we did not have too many days left we decided to do the hike from David and not spend the night in Boquete. We took an early bus (6am, 3h) from David to Cerro Punta. Although many have described the kilometers to the entrance of the national park as a disadvantage we totally disagree. From Cerro Punta it is... More

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Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I did enjoy the trail even though I must say that I did only half of it from Boquete and back there. I am glad I took a guide because with the car he took us close enough to the trail entry so we could actually get to walk half of the trail and back in about 4 hrs the... More

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Because I'm a woman, and a couple of town of Boquete people suggested I didn't hike alone (there is the very recent and tragic incident of the two Dutch young women who got lost and died while hiking in the area), I was unsure if it was a good idea to hike by myself. However, after I took the taxi... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

If you need a great guide to take you around the Boquete area, you should call Joshue Almengor! He knows so much about the areas and helps you get around. Not only at the Quetzales trail.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We got a good work out hiking up and down on this wide, stony path. Not sure why the quetzals and tocans did not do a show for us. The ram in a pasture did his best vocals to amuse us. The trip up to the trail head was amazing for beauty and twists!

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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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