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Nelson Vega of Panasurance – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
If you are into bird watching and enjoyQuetzal in Volcan, Chiriqui Province, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living the jungle, Sendero Los Quetzales is a great thing to experience. Quetzales is a hiking trail that goes from Cerro Punta to Boquete, within the north side of Volcan Baru National Park.
 
The trail is 9.6 km (6 miles) and can take on average four to seven hours to do, depending on your physical condition and the land conditions (you will go slower if it is slippery after a rain).
 
There is a considerable change in altitude along the trail because the Boquete side is at 1,800 meters (5,900 feet) above sea level, the highest point in the trail is at 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) above sea level and the Cerro Punta side is at 1,981 meters (6,500 feet) above sea level. This also affects the temperature, which fluctuates from 16-17° C to 10° C (50° F - 60°F).
 
The trail is named after the Quetzal (in the picture above), the national bird of Guatemala, but that can also be found in high altitudes in cloud forests all over Central America. This is one of the most difficult birds in the world to spot, but if you are lucky, you will get a chance to spot one. You will have more chances to see this and other exotic animals if you go with a guide.
 
Please be prepared; there are no water or food stops along the way
 
 
Wee-Yiong Fung of Prestige Panama Realty – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Volcan and Cerro Punta can offer you very nice time and pictures to remember through the ecotourism.
 
Here is my top 5 activities for the area:
 
Bird watching for Quetzal in Volcan and Cerro :Punta Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
 
1. Bird watching: spot the Quetzal in season
and other species year round.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Volcan Peak, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
 
 
2. Hike to view both ocean: the Volcan peak is one of the few places in the world where you can admire both Pacific and Atlantic oceans from the summit.
 
 
 
 
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3. Dracula Orchid farm: this farm is 
regarded as one of the world finest.
You can see more than 2,200 species
of orchids.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trail in a national park in Volcan and Cerro Punta Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
 
 
4. Discover trails: there are two National Parks where you can nurture your adventure spirit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trout fishing at Bambito in Volcan and Cerro Punta Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
 
5. Trout fishing at Bambito: enjoy and relaxing fishing for your dinner or rent a horse to ride through beautiful highlands views.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There are other activities, but this is my top 5 at Volcan and Cerro Punta. 
Antonio Singh of Leadership in Tourism – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Volcan and Cerro Punta are very interesting areas for ecotourism.  One example is bird watching.  Every December, the Audubon Society celebrates the Annual Bird Count.  The Quetzal one of the most beautiful birds you can see in this area.
 
Also there are good trails for different levels.  If you like to hike you can hike the Volcan Baru from this area, but you need to be in good condition and it is recommended that you go with a professional guide who can guide you and provide you with all you need to be safe on your way up.
 
Also there are several coffee farms you can visit.
 
Is really a beautiful place to visit.
 

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