Photo by Christian Rodriguez
|Range/Region:||Central American Ranges|
|Range/Region:||Costa Rica - Panama Ranges|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec|
|Most recent eruption:||1550 AD|
|Nearest major airport:||Panama City|
|Convenient Center:||Town of Volcán (if ascending from the West) and Boquete (if ascending from the East)|
Thanks to Tim Bollans for adding this peak.
Panama's tallest mountain at 3478m is an extinct volcano with spectacular views from the summit of both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Not too many other peaks can lay claim to that fact. The climb winds up through navel orange orchards, quetzal filled forests and past some of the seven volcanic craters. The trail itself is an all day climb up a scree filled trail but the views waiting at the summit are worth it.
Thanks to Tim Bollans for this description.