Barú Volcano National Park enjoys a pleasant temperature of around 20 degrees Celsius, because of the elevation, but it can drop down to 0 degrees Celsius. A singular attraction of the Barú Volcano National Park is that from the summit both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea can be seen. It covers an area of 14,322 hectares and was created in 1976 in order to preserve its natural wealth and rich biodiversity.
The Barú Volcano reaches 3,475 meters above sea level. It is considered the highest point in the Republic of Panama.
According to scientific studies, its last eruption was more than 500 years ago, when it was calculated to have had a higher elevation, with snow on its summit. The last eruption was on the southwest-western side, and the melting of the snow causing the summit to collapse, unleashing a huge avalanche of mud and lava. It is now an inactive volcano.