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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  • 14km up and down the volcano with a 1,6km height difference. We hiked this mountain in the middle of the night with a shuttle from hostel Mamallenas. It was quite rough for someone like myself, in sha...  more »
  • We hiked roughly 7 miles with a guide and the view at the top was amazing! Every level of the trail brought on a new sight. Pictures will never do it justice. Would love to do again some day. 
  • This was the best thing I did period. I am afraid of heights but had to experience it I went 4 am with Baru tours jeep to the top. This on itself was very exciting. The driver Antonio is a great drive...  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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