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Volcan Baru National Park

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Address: Boquete, Panama
Phone Number: +50766240577

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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Trail is tough but well worth the hike!

I did this hike by myself without the assistance of a guide. Travel to the park, fees, and the trail are very straight forward. It has a 7,200 ft elevation gain over 8.5 miles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2016
Maui, Hawaii
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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I did this hike by myself without the assistance of a guide. Travel to the park, fees, and the trail are very straight forward. It has a 7,200 ft elevation gain over 8.5 miles. With only one ten minute break I was able to summit in 3:47 minutes but I was booking it...5-6 hours would have been more relaxing.

Thank marielavz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend hiking to the top of "Volcano Barù". On a clear day it is possible to see both - the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. It's definitely worth a try BUT not for the squeamish as the most recommended time to start the hike is around midnight. You go through dense jungle and all you see is the... More 

Thank Dabsi0905
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Well this is something you have to do.. Some do it by climbing the 13kms up to the top and walking down again to the town.. We did it by a truck an two guide tours with food hot chocolate and water.. We had 3 days only and we wanted to save our ENERGY to do other stuffs.. Rainy season... More 

Thank Ivan R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Very bumpy doesn't even come e close, took 2 hours to go 12 miles up mountain but i can now say I did it lol sometime great adventures aren't comfortable :) but they are great adventures

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Al Khor, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This was a very difficult hike because of the constant sliding rocks and if it rains you can slip quite a bit. The view is incredible in the morning and sunset. If you do a night hike definitely don't go alone and have excellent lighting.

Thank Linda S
Central Point, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 

Thank Trevor B
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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 

Thank James D
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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 

Thank travel_wanderlust16
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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