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Volcan Baru National Park

Boquete, Panama
+507 6624-0577
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Long, but worth every step

I just came back from this hike and I have to say it was really hard. Even tough my gf and I are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MiloArgentino
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Challenging

Yes you can hike to Volcan Baru without a guide and it's very easy to find the path, BUT: I would... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KataN2
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Helsinki, Finland
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Panama's highest peak and only volcano at 3,478 meters offers sweeping ocean views and spectacular cloud forests from its summit.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Boquete, Panama
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+507 6624-0577
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just came back from this hike and I have to say it was really hard. Even tough my gf and I are both in normal shape and physically active. We started our ascent at exactly 00:00, the 1st of November to catch the sunrise....More

Thank MiloArgentino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 kilometers up and down with ruff...More

Thank KataN2
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Volcan and Cerro Punta were our favorites. The volcano is huge and a hikers dream. Visit the towns worth the drive around!

Thank Tip P
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We started our hike at 1:20am, just two the two of us. You don't realize how steep this is while you hike at night but what an accomplishment when you're done! We took 4.5 hours to hike, we're both in really good shape, but I...More

Thank BrentandJoan S
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The trails in this park are great to hike and so beautiful. This is a must visit if you're in Boquete.

1  Thank KayleeShepheard
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The climb was a roller coaster of emotions, also my body experienced so many symptoms for the first time but I made it. When we got to the end I was so rewarded and proud, even though it was raining and I was cold. What...More

2  Thank Estefani U
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I have climbed up for two years in a row and i cant get enough. I prefer going up from the volcan town rather than boquete, cause is much faster and you have a better view of the crater going up from volcan. You dont...More

1  Thank monchimomo
Reviewed 22 April 2017

It is beautiful up there but you have to be prepared for a long night treck. It took us 6 hours to go up there and 4 hours and a half to go down.. the end is the worst part. But it worth it when...More

1  Thank MC V
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We took this trek via Beyond Adventures. While the ride was understandably rough on the unfinished road, our guide was an able driver, and he and his crew did everything they could to ease the trip. (Advisory: if you get motion sick, take a Dramamine...More

2  Thank Lisagw
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We visited the volcano at night, some hostels arrange shuttle busses that drop you off at the foot of the volcano at midnight. Hiking 13.5km up in darkness with flashlights, and on top waiting for the sunrise which is just beautiful. Make sure to bring...More

1  Thank Jasper V
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Bradley B
18 September 2017|
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Response from Shadowhider |
Not aware of a shuttle but there is a road that is bit of a challenge and not very well marked. Our friends hiked to Boquete from Volcan with a guide and loved it. Not ME!
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Redsfan19
1 August 2017|
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Response from Connie W | Reviewed this property |
You cannot drive your car up to the top of the National Park. There is only 1 road up and down and heavy 4x4's jeeps access that road. There are tours where you can book to be able to ride in the jeep to ride up for the... More
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elainefrommaine
3 February 2017|
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Response from Dabsi0905 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Elaine from Maine! Sometimes the accommodations offer a pick up service. If yours doesn't offer that service they'll know for sure, how to get back to Cerra Punta. Enjoy your trip
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