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Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail)

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A beautiful hike for the young and the fit.

My wife and I hiked from the Boquete end to the Cerro Punta end of the trail this last Wednesday, overnighted at the Quetzal Lodge in Guadalupe (5 stars), and hiked back to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Boquete, Panama
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Boquete, Panama
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I hiked from the Boquete end to the Cerro Punta end of the trail this last Wednesday, overnighted at the Quetzal Lodge in Guadalupe (5 stars), and hiked back to Boquete on Thursday. Happily, both days were ran-free. In rain the experience (being wet and chilled; no vistas; lots of slippery, boot-sucking mud; possibly obscured trail) would... More 

Thank mtnmarathoner
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I did part of this hike with my sister from the Boquete side. We had our own car and getting to the trailhead was easy after having found the Lost Waterfalls hike the day before. Follow the main road out of town, don't take any forks that don't have some sort of sign (not necessarily a sign for Los Quetzales),... More 

Thank Tressa O
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like to hike, then don't pass this up. The trail was challenging in places, but if you take your time and rest when needed it's far from impossible. You probably don't need a guide if you're willing to pay attention to where you're going and do a little research beforehand. It's well-trodden enough. It wasn't even that muddy... More 

Thank Jeff H
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the travel guides the Sendero los Quetzales is being named as one of, if not, the most beautiful hike in Panama. Well, the hike certainly is nice. But in my opinion this is too much honor. The trails has some beautiful spots, especially near the river and more up top near the mirador. But the biggest part of the... More 

1 Thank Alexanderbos
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the hike without a guide, I do have to say it hadn't been raining the days before, so we didn't get the mud. We started the hike at the Boquete side, took a cab from town (bus is also possible, but in that case you start off with a pretty intense climb before reaching the jungle, so just... More 

2 Thank ScaniaSt
Boulder, Colorado
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99 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My husband and I spent a long time on this trail today looking for wildlife. We drove to the trail head on the Boquete side, and then walked over halfway (about 3.5km) towards Cerro Punta before heading back. It was a fabulous trail with beautiful creeks, wildflowers, butterflies and so much green! The trail was barely muddy at all, especially... More 

2 Thank Jeannie G
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Many reviews have been written about this trail and I would recommend to go and see for yourself if you like it or not. This review is about the current CONDITION of the trail. My wife and I (mid 30's, good fitness) did enjoy the trail today. To get in and out we were very lucky that our B&B host... More 

3 Thank DonGebhado
London, England, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

I did the trail solo starting at the Boquete side. I went all the way to the Cerro Punta side and walked back along the trail to Boquete. The walk is great albeit rather muddy and you stand a very good chance to see a quetzal. You'll have to cross the river at one point which may be more difficult... More 

1 Thank MiroSto
Sacramento, California, United States
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Dont set out on this 5 hour hike without being in good shape and without great shoes. There's lots of up (steep steps) and lots of mud. Had to cross the little river on some rocks, and some of the bridges are in rough shape. The lookout is nice, but likely to be cloudy unless you are there very early.... More 

1 Thank Steven M
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We went on 3 waterfalls trail the previous day and thought that was harder than this trail. This is much better maintained. We had our 3 and 1 yr old with us so we went slow and went about 1/2 way and turned around when it started to rain. Didn't see any Quetzal. Did not use guide but there was... More 

2 Thank Asterixrc

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