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A must if you come to Panama. Need to be in good shape. Took 6 hours to reach the top. We went up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
familiadeicaza
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Panama City, Panama
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bring a great camera the views leave you breathless, be in good shape.

this spot is for professiona hikers, its high in altitude and people get lost, go with a quide... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
paul d
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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.
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Boquete, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must if you come to Panama. Need to be in good shape. Took 6 hours to reach the top. We went up via the Boquete trek. Steep hiking. Best view ever, you see both oceans Pacific and Atlantic from the top. We camped on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this spot is for professiona hikers, its high in altitude and people get lost, go with a quide. spectaculat views and the weather is perfect 55 to 60 degrees...

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very unique location where there is a great climate where you can get away from the hot and humid climate of most places in Panama. The town of Boquete is very quaint with a many expats residing there. Also the only place in the world...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The flowers and landscape are very beautiful at the top. The road is paved but very narrow traveling up. Wonderful views!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ryan-AbesGrill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove our rental car from the town at around 1.45am and reached the trailhead by 2.15am mostly on a well-maintained paved road. From there we hiked to the top for 4.5 hours at a steady, relaxed pace. We reached the antennas at the top...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful area The drive up the volcano thru the cabbage patch farms- great vistas - healthy looking people - a wonderful Change from the hot coast -

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

Went only 2 km up and down from the Boquete main entrance point as we were with two smaller kids. Hiked up to two viewpoints from where we had fabulous views of Boquete and its surrounding hills.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank AThRB
Reviewed December 31, 2018

We climbed a little ways on the trail but turned back. Our footwear wasn't good enough and it was raining. I would like to try to reach the top again someday.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Reginald S
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We climbed Baru volcano via Paso Ancho. It is really hard but it deserved the pain :) It took 6 hours to arrive to the top (they told us that less than 8 hours is great), and 7hous and 30 minutes to got down. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank laorajj
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend climbed to the top of Baru, we started from boquete. It is a 13.5 km (8.5 miles) hike, it took us 5 hours to go up and 2 hours and 40 min to go down. When we got to the top...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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782bradleyb
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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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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