Volcán Barú | Visit Panama

WHERE TO GOVolcán

Volcán is a town and village in Tierras Altas District, Chiriquí Province, Panama. It has a land area of 233.7 square kilometers (90.2 sq mi) and has a population of around 13,000 people. Volcan sits on an old lava flow from Volcan Baru, the highest point in Panama at 3,475 meters (11,460 feet). The low range of mountains to the south of Volcan was once part of Volcan Baru blown/slid several kilometers to their current location by a violent eruption of the volcano.

BASIC INFORMATION

LOCATION

Chiriquí

TEMPERATURE

55 - 73°F (13 - 23°C)

CLIMATE

Fresh/cool

TERRAIN

Mountain

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.

WHAT TO DO

BEST KNOWN FOR

Viewing the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea from the summit.