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Challenging hike, no guide necessary

I set out to do this hike with a friend of mine. We both keep in pretty good shape and thought it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert J
The Magestic Volcan Baru.

I am Panamanian and have hiked the Volcan Baru now five times. Every time I go there I just fall... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

I did the 5 hours night hike. We were lucky since it didnt rain that day and during the night. But still after 5h of hiking we reached the top. It was super windy and freezing cold. We needed to wait one hour for the...More

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I set out to do this hike with a friend of mine. We both keep in pretty good shape and thought it would be somewhat of a unique accolade to say that we climbed to the highest point in Panama. As we looked into it,...More

1  Thank Robert J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am Panamanian and have hiked the Volcan Baru now five times. Every time I go there I just fall in love with the place... to get to the top of the Volcan Baru is not only a great achievement if you do it hiking...More

2  Thank thaliavelasquezb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The overnight hike is strenuous. We started at 1 am and reached the summit at 6 am (had to wait for 30min at a lower point so that we do not freeze). At night is cold so have layers - including gloves. Experience will depend...More

Thank Stavros M
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

Thank william s
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

5  Thank AlwaysTakeTheWeather
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
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
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

3  Thank Pierre C
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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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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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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elainefrommaine
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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