Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail), Boquete

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Hike the scenic green heights of Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail) for a chance to catch a glimpse of the strikingly beautiful quetzal bird. The 9.6 km (6 mi) trail skirts along the edge of the Baru Volcano, linking the towns of Boquete and Cerro Punta and climbing to altitudes that at their highest reach 2,500 m (8,202.1 ft). Choose to hike the whole trail or part of it, winding across the bubbling Caldera River. Search for a treasured sight of the bird that gives the trail its name, whilst revelling in the natural beauty and abundance of other wildlife that surrounds. Guides are available to help you navigate the rainforest paths. Before you head to Boquete, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Boquete online trip itinerary maker , to make sure you see all that Boquete has to offer, including Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail).
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  • Superb ballad in the Rainforest on a well-designed trail, crossing torrents on suspended bridges and bathing in an artificial pool in the heart of the lush vegetation.
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  • It was difficult to any great description on this trail and everything I did read, regarded it (the entire traverse) as not too difficult. After talking to the locals, they agree that this trails is m...  more »
  • We hiked this trail with a group of 13 including the guide. It was a sunny day but had rained the entire previous week so the trail was slick in spots. There is a lot of up and down and some of our gr...  more »
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  • Tough but nice.
  • One of the most popular Hiking trail in Boquete area, we did it in rain season (AUGUST) and we where just by our own the complete morning. Also we had to plan a scheduled return for avoiding the rain storm and when reaching the Mirador we only where able to see foog. Nevertheless, the trail itself through ghe jungle is espectacular, the last big ramp until the mirador only for sporty people! 40 min up monster steps through the jungle hill! Whe just heard them from the distance but if you are lucky you can see the Howlers and Qutzales here.
  • The trail is moderate with ups and downs. Make it to the meadows and wait for the quetzals to announce themselves. We spotted several (mid April) - both male and females. We also spotted a family of acorn woodpeckers. They are loud and beautiful. Entry to the trail is $5 per adult. Kids go free.
  • A beautiful trail connecting Boquete to Cerro Punta. The forest changes as you move along the trail, very pretty. There are a few steep ups and downs, but overall it is medium difficulty for the area.
  • Absolutely amazing trail trough the jungle including bridges, crossing a river and hiking up the "Mirador"! U don't need a guide, only if you want to see special birds and other animals. I recommend starting really early from boquete and hiking up to the Mirador. Don't trust the distances on the signs! 😂 We returned from the viewing point to the ranger station in boquete and saved us the long trip in the bus from Cerro punta to David. This version of the hike takes you around 5h. But it's absolutely worth it!!
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