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Volcan Baru National Park

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Address: Boquete, Panama
Phone Number: +50766240577
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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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We drove to the terminus of the road from Boquete via Los Naranjos to the Volcán Barú National Park. The drive up and back was a little harrowing, and not for the feint of heart... read more

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Central Point, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We successfully made the summit in 5 hours, started up at midnight. We only had the one night for this, so we didn't have many options but would have chosen better weather conditions. We climbed up into a howling thunderstorm. It is cold up there; my machismo caused me to leave my hat and gloves behind and I wanted them... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are someone who is super into hiking, then perhaps this is the adventure for you. We hired a tour guide to take us up there and from what he said, the hiking route and jeep route are the same. Traveling by jeep, however, was kind of a harrowing experience. To say that it was a "bumpy ride" would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove to the terminus of the road from Boquete via Los Naranjos to the Volcán Barú National Park. The drive up and back was a little harrowing, and not for the feint of heart, best done in an SUV or AWD vehicle, which we did not have. We simply walked the trail near the base ranger station, enjoying the... More 

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hiked around 8 times the Volcan Baru, I recommend having a certified guide, this experience is magnificent filled with pure nature, the sound of the trees and birds, the breeze blowing in your face, and a good company is the perfect hike you can do. So you must have good physical condition and the right equipped for guarantee a... More 

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Providenciales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the highest point in Panama and a must for anyone's trip. Jeep transport for the thrill seekers and hiking to the summit for the true outdoorsman! Prettiest place I have stood on for a long time. Huge temperature changes from town to summit. Great time had by everyone on top at sunrise!

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

If you like plants, this is a good hike. We used Truly Panama to organize our activities in Panama, including the guide for this hike. They do a wonderful job. Jonathan Zelcer, the owner of Truly Panama, is very professional and personable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We went up by jeep (2pers.) 135usd each. not cheap but a nice experience the ride (difficult road with jeep) + view on top. To see both sides.

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Boquete, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a national park that only has one 11,272 feet climb to the top of the mountain. Great view from the top. This is one that you shouldn't under estimate. It is all up hill for about 9 miles or 13.5 K. It is not terribly hard but it is long.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We decided to trek the volcano through the night so that we could watch the sunrise in the morning. We were lucky enough to have some decent weather. We booked a bus journey from a hostel in Boquete. It cost us $5 each and left at 11:15pm. We arrived at the volcano at approx 11:30pm. We were a group of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We sadly didn't see any quetzals but it was a nice way to spend 4 hours. You can get there by catching a collectivo bus from the centre of Boquete for $3 each. You wait a little while for the bus to fill up a bit. Otherwise it is about $7-10 for a taxi. The walk does not need a... More 

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