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. Work out when and for how long to visit Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail) and other Boquete attractions using our handy Boquete travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 4, 2017
    We did half trail, entering and exiting by gap. Super recommended, surround yourself with nature, the sounds of animals, streams. I didn't have a chance to see quetzals, but travel as well worth it.
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  • August 3, 2017
    I went with a guide on part of the Sendero de Los Quetzales as well as other nearby areas. We were lucky enough to see a quetzal - magnificent, and even more so in flight. Unless you're a very experie...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    Went there to take some people that wanted to explore the trail, and it was just amazing, they were enchanted with all the nature that this trail offered. We were lucky we saw some howler monkeys even...  more »
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  • April 15, 2017
    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.
  • May 10, 2017
    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.
  • February 19, 2017
    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!!
  • December 1, 2016
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