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Volcan Baru National Park

Boquete, Panama
+507 6624-0577
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Amazing Sights Grueling Trip

Departed hotel at 4 AM to get there for 6 AM sunrise. Super rough grueling ride in the dark on the... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
william s
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Marietta, Georgia
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Both incredible and terrible, hiking up and down was a valuable experience

Not sure whether to laugh or cry, to praise or curse. It was a brutal hike at 13km each way and... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
AlwaysTakeTheWeather
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Panama City, Panama
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Panama's highest peak and only volcano at 3,478 meters offers sweeping ocean views and spectacular cloud forests from its summit.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Boquete, Panama
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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Departed hotel at 4 AM to get there for 6 AM sunrise. Super rough grueling ride in the dark on the way up. Some got motion sick. Sunrise and views of oceans on both of Panama’s coasts from the peak were great. Still not certain...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Not sure whether to laugh or cry, to praise or curse. It was a brutal hike at 13km each way and about 1600m in elevation change (3475m at the top). We started around 11:00pm and reached the summit just before 6am. We took it really...More

4  Thank AlwaysTakeTheWeather
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

When I booked an "extreme off-road" ride to the top of Volcan Baru, I had no idea what that meant. We started at 4:30 in the AM so that after a parilous drive over boulders on a very narrow road, we arrived at the top...More

2  Thank Teri N
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

What an amazing experience. It was exhausting and trying to hike up this volcano and props to those who manage the hike down after going up. My sister and I didn't manage it, and found a friendly couple who drove up who agreed to take...More

1  Thank supertina13
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

We climbed the Baru at night and reached the summit at 05:45 just in time for a spectacular sunrise. We then walked down towards Volcán through the beautiful trail affording fantastic views of cerro punta, los llanos, Volcán and the western reaches of Panama. Yet,...More

2  Thank Pierre C
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

A visit to the top of the volcano is a must! The views are spectacular and on a clear day, you can see both Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Our group only saw the Pacific because clouds obscured the view to the East but, needless to...More

1  Thank Tianti
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

We took a walk on the "sendero los Quetzales" with an Excellent guide, (John). He spotted seven quetzals, a pair of toucanettes, and a bell bird among dozens of others . We likely wouldn't have seen much without his help.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

There was a total of 9 of us that started out at midnight from the ranger station. 50 yards up the rocky incline our first hiker decided his knees couldn't take it. It's a good thing as well because the climb continues to be even...More

3  Thank StanS1234
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Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

Hiked from the dirt road 3 KM to the ranger station. Before the hike we spent 60 minutes watch a few Quetzals. Beautiful birds. The hike up is steep with nice views.

1  Thank Mark S
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

Tough hike, started at midnight, took a few breaks, got to top around sunrise, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MURDERED on this hike and others so it is a must TO HAVE A GUIDE, I am in my 30's 6' 1" 200lbs and I hired a guide,...More

1  Thank 130thedude1980
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Bradley B
September 18, 2017|
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I'm a touristic guide from Volcan and if you want to do by this side you can call me ..+50765713799 and I will give u the details
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Redsfan19
August 1, 2017|
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Response from Connie W | Reviewed this property |
You cannot drive your car up to the top of the National Park. There is only 1 road up and down and heavy 4x4's jeeps access that road. There are tours where you can book to be able to ride in the jeep to ride up for the... More
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February 3, 2017|
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Response from Dabsi0905 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Elaine from Maine! Sometimes the accommodations offer a pick up service. If yours doesn't offer that service they'll know for sure, how to get back to Cerra Punta. Enjoy your trip
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