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Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail)

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Beautiful challenging hike. And we spotted the Quetzals!

We did this hike in mid April, no guide, from Boquete up to Mirador las Rocas Lookout point and... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Justine28
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Yellowknife, Canada
Wonderful trail, but a reasonably aggressive hike

We had a great hike along the Sendero Los Quetzales. We left a car at the Boquete side around 6:30... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
NickLinda
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

We did this hike in mid April, no guide, from Boquete up to Mirador las Rocas Lookout point and back, and it was probably one of the best hikes we did during our stay. Initially we wanted to do the hike from Cerro Punta straight...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We had a great hike along the Sendero Los Quetzales. We left a car at the Boquete side around 6:30 am and drove with friends to the Volcancito side, which took about two hours, setting off on the hike at around 10:00 in the morning....More

3  Thank NickLinda
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Fantastic hike and trail for those who want a good workout. It is slated as being about 7 km long but my Fitbit clocked me at 19,000 steps, 140 flights of stairs (1400 feet of altutude gain and loss) and over 7 miles of hiking....More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We hiked 22km in Torres de Pania and this 12km terrain made that hike seem easy. There had been rain before we arrived and the trail had a considerable amount of very wet mud and standing water. The tree roots, fallen trees, soupy mud, steep...More

1  Thank Autocoach
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

It was difficult to any great description on this trail and everything I did read, regarded it (the entire traverse) as not too difficult. After talking to the locals, they agree that this trails is much more difficult than is lead to be believed. Leaving...More

3  Thank HemisphereRambler
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We hiked this trail with a group of 13 including the guide. It was a sunny day but had rained the entire previous week so the trail was slick in spots. There is a lot of up and down and some of our group of...More

Thank Rodney B
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

One of my favourites trails to Birdwatching. It has all levels of dificulty, from flat paths, to heavy hills, but every part is possible if you take it with calm, have good trekking boots, trekking poles, enough water, and medium to good physical conditions. Its...More

1  Thank Rolando J
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a neat and tidy trail running along the side of Vulcan Baru. It is a bit easier to hike when it hasn't rained for at teat 3 days. It is fun to do with or without a guide... although you will probably be...More

Thank LipeByte
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We entered from the Boquete entrance. The trail is well kept especially from the Boquete side of the volcano. It gets rougher and muddier on the higher Cerro Punta side but that is largely due to the rain. We managed to spot one female quetzal...More

Thank Myrdinn S
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I went with a guide on part of the Sendero de Los Quetzales as well as other nearby areas. We were lucky enough to see a quetzal - magnificent, and even more so in flight. Unless you're a very experienced birder, I would recommend going...More

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Karen B
14 January 2018|
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i'm a guide for that sendero . just contac me by my cell phone +50765713799 my wasap
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danishzwindling
30 August 2016|
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Response from Jim and Julie M | Reviewed this property |
Our guide was also Jason Lara, and he was superb. Super enthusiastic, great English, knows birds and the places they are likely to be found, and will do anything he can to make sure you have the kind of experience you want... More
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Response from tekla u | Reviewed this property |
sorry but we can't find their card.....we booked a nice married couple recommended by the hotel, casa grande bambito. Carolina at the front desk is very helpful and perhaps can help you. enjoy the trek.....
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