Like most other countries in Central America, Panama is home to several volcanoes, but they’re few and far between. That shouldn’t stop you from visiting them, though, since they perfectly capture the natural beauty of this country. Here are three volcanoes that you shouldn’t miss out on while you’re there.
If you only have enough time to visit one volcano in Panama, then Barú should make the cut. This active stratovolcano is Panama’s highest mountain peak and is located off the border of Costa Rica. If you’re lucky enough, you can even spot the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea from its peak on a clear day.
This stratovolcano is a huge hit with passionate adventurers and it covers a massive area in Panama’s Veraguas Province. In addition to amazing views, it also offers hiking trails, campsites, waterfalls, and even a fishing lake.
The tiny town of El Valle de Antón is located in the flat wide caldera of this volcano. El Valle was considered to be inactive until recent research discovered that the volcano’s most recent eruption was most likely around 200,000 years ago. That’s not stopping people from exploring its hot springs and scenic hiking paths, as well as, living in the beautiful area.