The Barú volcano is at the highest elevation in Panama and is the highest volcano in southern Central America, with a height of 3,475 meters. It is located in the district of Boquete. The last eruption of the volcano poured out a huge amount of lava, which upon cooling became rocks, and today are used as fences on farms.
Due to the narrowness of the Panama isthmus, it is possible to view both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea from the volcano's summit on a clear day. Occasional powdered snowfalls have been reported at the summit. The minimum temperature is below 0° C on clear nights from December to March. Frost is common.