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Climb Baru via Paso Ancho (Volcan)

We climbed Baru volcano via Paso Ancho. It is really hard but it deserved the pain :) It took 6... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Brussels, Belgium
Amazing sunrise on the top

Couples friend and me we decided to climb the highest Volcano in Panama, we spend the whole night... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
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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.
Boquete, Panama
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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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Reviewed September 27, 2018

Couples friend and me we decided to climb the highest Volcano in Panama, we spend the whole night over there until we saw the sunrise the next day... The view is amazing especially when you can see both Ocean Caribbean and Pacific

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Passport638095
Reviewed September 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 590sandraw
Reviewed September 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Robert J
Reviewed August 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank thaliavelasquezb
Reviewed August 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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August 1, 2017|
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
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