The surrounding areas of the Barú Volcano are covered in tropical rainforest, but there is also agricultural activity nearby.
The volcanic soil from the Barú is fertile, as well as from deposits of the Chiriquí and Caldera rivers.
It is located in the province of Chiriquí, Republic of Panama, along the Pacific slope of the Talamanca Range.
How to arrive?
Car: From Panama City, take the Interamerican Highway in the direction of David - Chiriquí. Upon reaching the city of David, continue straight towards the border, and about 15 minutes after leaving the city limits you will find the entrance to the town of Concepción. Enter Concepción and continue to climb for another 25 minutes until reaching the town of Volcán.
The park is accessible by car only from the towns of Boquete (on its eastern slopes) and Cerro Punta. It lies 33 kilometers from the highway.
Bus: The buses to Cerro Punta, with stops at Volcán and Concepción, leave the terminal in David every half hour, reaching Volcán in an hour and 45 minutes.
What to bring?