Volcan Baru National Park, Boquete
(4.3/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Trek through Volcan Baru National Park, where the active Baru volcano dominates its surroundings at a height of 3,474 m (11,400 ft). Hike the scenic Quetzal Trail, an 8 km (5 mi) trek along scenic forests and valleys, as well as the Caldero River. Wildlife here includes a range of birds, as well as pumas and leopards. Those feeling up to it can attempt the challenging climb to the summit of the volcano, where on a completely clear day you might see both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Put Volcan Baru National Park into our Boquete family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We visited the volcano Baru, coming down the trail from the town of volcano. Thanks to our guide we did the tour where we appreciate some incredible views. As you'll climbing raisins by different types of vegetation and climate, starting from a somewhat tropical forest and quite wet, to when the climate becomes more dry and cold. Watch the sunset up and dawn at the top is one of the most beautiful views I will remember. By the path from gap is can climb in truck 4 X 4, but from volcano is made walking. Not is so easy, requires certain level of condition physics and so recommend mainly for people young and with good state of health. Outside of that, it's great, a Must.
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  • We drove up to Volcan Baru National Park with the intention of hiking and birdwatching. But unfortunately, it started raining so there wasn't any wildlife to be seen. But the scenery was beautiful. We...  more »
  • Really amazing trek. No need for a guide as there is a road/track all the way but I would recommend not doing it unless you have the following: Reasonable level of fitness Warm clothes including a rai...  more »
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  • Amazing, hike all night to watch the sunrise at the top! Enjoy the views of both the Caribbean sea and the Pacific ocean, BREATHTAKING! *Not exactly an easy hike* book a cab driver and ask for details at the Mamallena hostel in Boquete! Miguel, the owner will answer all your questions and needs!
  • great i cant ask for better.
  • For those who make it for the first time, is a mostly mental and physical challenge... an experience that is worth for the gratification of having risen to the top and appreciate the beautiful view of a sunrise or sunset... Recommended 100%
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  • Great experience! The climb at night is exhausting, but it is worth! A guide is not necessary due to the good signs!
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  • Totally surrounded by unspoiled nature
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