Baru is the name of a dormant volcano surrounded by fertile highlands and rivers. It may be reached from Boquete or Volcan, which are both towns in the province of Chiriqui. Hiking up the volcano demands a decent level of fitness and skills, in order to navigate its unmarked trails. At the top, the temperature may reach freezing temperatures, with the occasional snow. On a clear day, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea may be seen from its highest point.
Viewing the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea from the summit.