Volcan Baru National Park, Boquete

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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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  • 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 agai...  more »
  • Rise from 5:00 a.m. by volcano Guide, by gap they can go without a guide, but it is better to do it early and rest on top and get off at dawn, is very grueling to make the crossing back and forth in a day.
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  • At the entrance of the Park is made the payment, the national pay $3 and foreign $5. For someone inexperienced rise can be very, very difficult. Bring plenty of water and light meal (energy bars, cookies, fruits, etc), there are no places to drink water or buy food or bathrooms. If you want to camp at the top, take a good blanket and coats, the temperature came to 2 ° C, sometimes you can find it at - 0 ° C. A small lamp may be useful. Upload the necessary, every pound difficult you road.
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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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