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. With our custom trip planner, Boquete attractions like Volcan Baru National Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • One enters and only wants to stay, it is truly a wonderful experience, the only problem can be the entrance, very dirty and difficult to access.
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  • Yes you can hike to Volcan Baru without a guide and it's very easy to find the path, BUT: I would really recommend anyone new with hiking to consider about this path from Boquete. It's going to be 28 ...  more »
  • We visited Boquete, as passionate mountain we wanted to among others climb the Baru Volcano. Information found nowhere in the previous notice: access to the National Park is subject to its opening. Our first two days being rainy, we thought to do the night of the 3rd to the 4th insofar as the weather announced no rain. Wishing to book our transport we were informed that the access was closed (and controlled by wardens who collect entry fees). As expected, the night was clear and the next day very sunny, finally! No grudges, rising we do quetzals, much less long hiking trail. Upon arrival, the forest guard was denied access because the Park is closed in its entirety. Despite bright sunshine until mid afternoon. The Park would be closed for all October as a precaution to a very variable time. Caution: make sure you the opening of the park before Booker accommodation because the number activity quickly narrows to boquette (Coffee tour, and loss waterfall joke worth anyway :))
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