A lot of us live in places where no volcanoes are found. Even though they can, at times, become active and erupt lava, we still would like to see one or even be walking on one! A volcano is active if it is erupting lava, releasing gas or generates seismic activity. A volcano is dormant if it has not erupted for a long time but could erupt again in the future. Once a volcano has been dormant for more than 10 000 years, it is termed extinct.
Locations for Volcano Visiting
Volcano Visiting in Turrialba
The Turrialba Volcano is an active volcano and its last eruption was in May 2015. It is 10,958 ft high and can be seen from the balcony of our hostel in Turrialba. Unfortunately it can't be visited. The Irazú volcano with it's last eruption in 1994 and height of 11,154 ft can be visited in a day tour from Turrialba.
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Volcano Visiting in Boquete
With it's 11,400 ft; the Barú Volcano in Boquete forms the highest point in Panama. We organize two different tours. With the first one you start hiking at midnight, reach the summit and see a magical sunrise, start hiking back after breakfast and be back in town by 11 am. With the second one you start hiking at midday, reach the summit at sunset, camp, admire sunrise and hike back to be in town again by 11 am. On a good day you can see both the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts! Of course these options have different prices. Just ask us!
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