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Volcan Baru National Park

Boquete, Panama
+507 6624-0577
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The trails in this park are great to hike and so beautiful. This is a must visit if you're in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Batemans Bay, Australia
First volcano I ever climbed and it was worth it.

The climb was a roller coaster of emotions, also my body experienced so many symptoms for the first... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Estefani U
La Chorrera, Panama, 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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“volcan baru” (41 reviews)
“tough hike” (5 reviews)
Boquete, Panama
+507 6624-0577
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trails in this park are great to hike and so beautiful. This is a must visit if you're in Boquete.

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The climb was a roller coaster of emotions, also my body experienced so many symptoms for the first time but I made it. When we got to the end I was so rewarded and proud, even though it was raining and I was cold. What...More

1  Thank Estefani U
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I have climbed up for two years in a row and i cant get enough. I prefer going up from the volcan town rather than boquete, cause is much faster and you have a better view of the crater going up from volcan. You dont...More

1  Thank monchimomo
Reviewed 22 April 2017

It is beautiful up there but you have to be prepared for a long night treck. It took us 6 hours to go up there and 4 hours and a half to go down.. the end is the worst part. But it worth it when...More

1  Thank MC V
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We took this trek via Beyond Adventures. While the ride was understandably rough on the unfinished road, our guide was an able driver, and he and his crew did everything they could to ease the trip. (Advisory: if you get motion sick, take a Dramamine...More

1  Thank Lisagw
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We visited the volcano at night, some hostels arrange shuttle busses that drop you off at the foot of the volcano at midnight. Hiking 13.5km up in darkness with flashlights, and on top waiting for the sunrise which is just beautiful. Make sure to bring...More

1  Thank Jasper V
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a definite must for the more Adventurist hiker, have only hiked a small portion, very scenic. Good idea to notify friends or relatives before the hike as the park ranger is not always on site.

4  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 6 April 2017

It is possible to do the summit from Boquete during the day if you start early. There is public transportation from Boquete (one block North of the parque) from about 5:50 AM. I took a colectivo at 5:55 AM to 'El Salto' (1,5 USD) it...More

7  Thank Robert937
Reviewed 27 March 2017

For me this was a very tough outing. Most of the trek is done on what was a road built to bring tourists by vehicle to the top of the volcano but the road has been destroyed by flooding and rocks being swept down breaking...More

1  Thank ShaunaNiB
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The trail starting in Boquete is 14 km long, the top part is quite steep. We took a guide and walked form noon to 5.00 PM to the top. Slept at the top, and after sunrise and breakfast walked down again in less than 4...More

1  Thank RiaVDB
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3 February 2017|
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
15 October 2016|
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Response from Ivan R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that it took me so long to answer your question. We volcan baru 4x4 you can look for them on instagram. I booked it the day before the hike in the hotel they have the phone numbers. I was staying in boquete before the... More
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Response from theworldisbigenough | Reviewed this property |
Hi Arweiner it's a dirt road with some rocky parts but it's definitely technically not challenging and also not super steep. The challenge is more the distance of 14 kilometers (approx. 6.7 miles) and the altitude starting... More