Volcanos in Panama

Panama’s sole volcano, the Barú Volcano, is located just outside the highland town of Boquete. The volcano, which is set within a national park of the same name, is also the highest peak in Panama at 11,411 feet (4,378 m). Hiking to the top is challenging, but on a clear day you can see both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea from here. The volcano is no longer active but has had several eruptive episodes over the last 1,600 years, the most recent of which was around 500 years ago. Travelers will also enjoy hiking along the trails that wind through the park — the most popular of these is the Sendero Los Quetzales, which runs between Cerro Punta and Boquete.

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