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Volcan Baru National Park

Boquete, Panama
+507 6624-0577
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A good view on atlantic side

We went up by jeep (2pers.) 135usd each. not cheap but a nice experience the ride (difficult road... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2016
Arnedm
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belgium
National park that offer an all day walk to the top.

This is a national park that only has one 11,272 feet climb to the top of the mountain. Great view... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2016
LipeByte
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Boquete, 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.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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Boquete, Panama
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Reviewed June 5, 2016

We went up by jeep (2pers.) 135usd each. not cheap but a nice experience the ride (difficult road with jeep) + view on top. To see both sides.

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Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a national park that only has one 11,272 feet climb to the top of the mountain. Great view from the top. This is one that you shouldn't under estimate. It is all up hill for about 9 miles or 13.5 K. It is...More

1  Thank LipeByte
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Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We decided to trek the volcano through the night so that we could watch the sunrise in the morning. We were lucky enough to have some decent weather. We booked a bus journey from a hostel in Boquete. It cost us $5 each and left...More

3  Thank Kburrows8
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Reviewed April 28, 2016

Highly recommend trekking up Volcan Baru while you are in Boquete. It was a challenging assent/dessent but every step was worth it catching the sunrise over the Caribbean and turning around to see the Pacific Ocean at the same time. Any complaints from other reviews...More

5  Thank Chris D
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Reviewed April 16, 2016

Amazing rain forest! On the top you can see Ocean Atlantic and Pacific. Relatively hard on the cardio. A pathway with a 10 % incline for 14 klm. Take a pack sac and sleep in the top. Thats the best way to make hit. You...More

2  Thank simonlabo
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Reviewed April 9, 2016

I've been there last year, with my Family & it's Beautiful, in Panama! It's lovely over there! :D ;D

1  Thank Olivia Q
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Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a challenging hike. You have to be in good physical condition to even think of attempting it. The hike includes an ascent of almost 8000 ft and there is no respite as the hike just goes up, up and up. There are very...More

2  Thank JeetKulkarni
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Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Ace hike up the side of the volcano, cold at top so bring warm clothes and head torches. We got ripped off by hostel nomba saying you need a guide and then cancelling the guide half way up. Don't get a guide. It's the easiest...More

3  Thank Gordon F
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Reviewed March 19, 2016

Hike was good - we started at 12:15am and got to the summit at 5:30 with plenty of stops along the way. The trail is steep, rocky and slippery by sand at times going up, coming down was treacherous at times. Hiking at night was...More

1  Thank Tri_Girl22
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Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

I really don't know how I feel about my hike up Volcan Barú. Do I think you should do it? Yes! Would I ever do it again? No! My background: I'm a hiker who enjoys the rigorous trails of the White Mountains in New Hampshire...More

2  Thank rachel-knows
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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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Redsfan19
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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