Volcan Baru National Park, Boquete

4.4
#2 of 14 in Parks in Boquete
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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  • Top! A great hike for the sunrise. Not easy, not short, overnight. Really a gem, the views are top and well rewarding for the hike up and down!  more »
  • The sunrise is okay. While it is cool to see two oceans, your excitement will be tempered by all of the radio towers on top. If you could get here in half an hour on a maintained road it would be...  more »
  • Put on your long johns and expect the craziest bumpiest ride of your life. Young and dummers. Sunrise beautiful. Got a cheese sandwich and coffe for breakfast. It hit the spot. Certainly no warm...  more »
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  • Fantastico! I would recommend that going to the top for sunrise is a must do bucket list item!
  • It is hard but worthy
  • I struggle to believe many of the people reviewing here have hiked up... This is a brutal hike. It took two young fit people about five and a half hours to make the climb, starting at midnight in order to reach the top for sunrise. The roads are in a dreadful state in places, thick mud everywhere. It's all uphill, becoming incredibly steep in places, especially towards the end. The peak is basically an industrial estate for telecommunication equipment, trash everywhere. It was bitterly cold and windy and there is nowhere for the visitor to hide out of the elements. The views were spectacular (in the dark), but as sunrise broke a huge bank of fog rolled in and sat there for two hours, consequently we saw nothing. The hike back down is just as brutal on the knees and took about four hours. In essence, don't bother the hike for sunrise unless it's dry season. The weather is so bad and unpredictable in the rainy season there's a good chance you won't see anything and if you hike that's about 10 hours for nothing... Pay the money and take a tour in a 4x4, the park opens at 3am and you can make the sunrise for then easily by car. Also not sure what the entrance fee goes towards as there are zero facilities anywhere, the summit is full of trash and the roads are in a terrible state.
  • The walk up from the volcán side is long but not too difficult if you come prepared with enough water. Not much to see until you get to the top but it is truly breathtaking once you get there
  • Amazing place to walk, hiking and take picture

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