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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  • Departed hotel at 4 AM to get there for 6 AM sunrise. Super rough grueling ride in the dark on the way up. Some got motion sick. Sunrise and views of oceans on both of Panama’s coasts from the peak we...  more »
  • We loved the ease and beauty of the pipeline hike among the waterfalls, rainforest and 1,000 year old trees! Highly recommend bringing water and bug spray.  more »
  • If you go to gap and not go to the volcano... you haven't been. Clear, up it must be in excellent physical condition, if you are walking. We did that Jeep going up at 4 am to see the sunrise. The journey of ida lasted 1h15min, it is traumatizing. It's quite cold and have to be well prepared. It is worthwhile to do so!
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  • Amazing view, rather Paso Ancho trail than Boquete
  • The hike to the summit is an extremely long out and back hike. 27+ kilometers combined with a significant altitude gain. Went during a cloudy day so I can't really comment on views. The trail itself is really a 4x4 access road to the radio towers on top. Even though it is a road it is still very steep for much of the hike. The best part of the hike was being able to observe the different climates/forest types as altitude increases. Overall it's a challenging but worthwhile hike.
  • The weather is amazing
  • Very steep and rocky. But the view at the top is worth it. Started with the group of 11 from Hostel Mamallena in Boque 11:30p.We each paid 5 dollars for the ride to the base of the volcano and then hiked up.Pace yourself and bring gloves,snacks,layers and a light.Im a slow hiker but we still arrived to the summit early.Its super cold at the top.
  • Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first European to see the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean by climbing this Volcano. September 1513
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