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Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail)

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Address: Boquete, Panama
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Fantastic trail

$5 entry, children free, $1 parking. The ranger at the station was friendly and helpful, and although it was raining when we walked we still had a great time. The good thing about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scarlett1700
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

$5 entry, children free, $1 parking. The ranger at the station was friendly and helpful, and although it was raining when we walked we still had a great time. The good thing about this walk is that you can do any distance because it is a there-and-back trail; just have an idea of time. We saw four quetzals by the... More 

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Panama
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Quetzales trail was on my to-do in Panama for a while. The best months are March and April because you have a higher chance of seeing the bird and it's dry season. You are more likely to see them in the pipeline road which is an easier trail. You need to be in good condition to do it but... More 

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Wigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth walking to see these amazing birds! Always better when the sun shines! Take hiking boots!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time walking by the river and taking a dip. There was a wonderful place to climb nearby and we watched the climbers since we didn't have our gear. We found a really nice place to swim and relax on a huge flat boulder. iT was a beautiful day.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Getting to the Quetzal trail on the Boquete side of the mountain is real easy. Just take a public minivan for $3.00 and pay the park entrance fee of $5.00. I had neither the time nor the inclination to do the entire trail. I hiked until I got the 4k marker and then turned around.I met a fair number of... More 

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Belgium
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

I went with a group of 6 people on the Quetzales hike. It's quite a long hike where you go up 700meters in altitude so be aware of that. It has amazing spots to look at the rainforest. I would recommend doing this when in or near Boquete.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

We took a taxi from Boquete to Cerro Punta with another couple for $60 and hiked back to Boquete. There are frequent buses back to town on the Boquete end. Considerable effort has been expended to maintain this trail with wooden staircases in some of the steepest parts, but there are some spots that need attention. Overall, it is in... More 

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We went from Alto Chiquero to Alto Respingo and back. 14km and about 1000m altitude. Total time 7-8h. Can be done easily if you are used to hike. Great hike well maintained and signalized. No guide really necessary. Good trecking shoes are recommended

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Go in the morning and approach on the Volcan side of the trail rather than on the Boquete side. Otherwise, you'll be walking uphill most of the way, which is very tiring. The hike takes at least 4 hours. Start in the early morning when the wildlife is most active. By noon, they're all asleep and you might be disappointed.... More 

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Cayuga, Canada
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Due to previous weather conditions, the trail was closed on the day we planned to go. I'm not aware if there is a site where you can get this info, but it would have been helpful and we wouldn't have had to pay a $15:00 taxi fee.

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