We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Volcan Baru National Park

Boquete, Panama
+507 6624-0577
Review Highlights
Beautiful Views

This is a beautiful area. If you have the chance, I recommend hiking up here. We started here and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rodney B
via mobile
Beautiful nature

I dont have much experience with climbing vulcanoes and i heard from people with experience in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
via mobile
Read all 317 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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%
Travellers talk about
“volcan baru” (42 reviews)
“ranger station” (15 reviews)
Boquete, Panama
Write a ReviewReviews (317)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 210 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful area. If you have the chance, I recommend hiking up here. We started here and hiked the Quetzal Trail to Boquete. It is worth getting a guide just for the knowledge of the land that they will have. We booked through...More

Thank Rodney B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I dont have much experience with climbing vulcanoes and i heard from people with experience in Guatemala that Volcán Barú is more a second best option, but the hike itself is a great challenge. In less than 12hrs you walk 27km and incline 2km. The...More

1  Thank soesanstravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just fantastic, not only the ride, the lunch but mainly the incrediable views of 2 oceans at the same time.

Thank Bonairediving
Reviewed 2 December 2017

It takes about 6 hours up and about 4-5 hours down, but the view is worth it if you get a clear day (which is not all the time). It is the only spot on earth that you can look West and see the Pacific...More

1  Thank KENPHOTO74
Reviewed 13 November 2017

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

4  Thank MiloArgentino
Reviewed 24 October 2017 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 11 August 2017

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

1  Thank Tip P
Reviewed 31 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

1  Thank BrentandJoan S
Reviewed 24 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 19 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
Nearby HotelsSee all 12 hotels in Boquete
Finca Lerida
402 reviews
6.47 km away
Hotel Bambito Resort
152 reviews
8.17 km away
Casa Grande Bambito Highlands Resort
125 reviews
8.29 km away
Valle Escondido Resort Golf & Spa
320 reviews
11.43 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Fanny's Terrace Bistro
98 reviews
9.93 km away
130 reviews
11.92 km away
La Carbonera Restaurant
91 reviews
10.80 km away
Cafe Volcan
42 reviews
11.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
Finca Dracula
88 reviews
7.21 km away
Haras Cerro Punta
13 reviews
6.97 km away
Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail)
225 reviews
6.83 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Bradley B
19 September 2017|
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!
2 August 2017|
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
4 February 2017|
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