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Summit Botanical Gardens

Features Animals
Soberania National Park, Panama City, Panama
+507 6452-6226
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Run down, dirty and shabby

Could be a great place, but needs some improvements. the place is dirty, run down and shabby. Sad... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
James Q
London, United Kingdom
Nice zoo and gardens

Summit is a nice park famous for the "Aguila Arpia" that is the national bird (an eagle). There... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Luisa R
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Featuring a small zoo and paved trails, this tropical botanical garden features Panama's national bird, the Harpy Eagle.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“harpy eagle” (22 reviews)
“local animals” (6 reviews)
“national bird” (5 reviews)
Soberania National Park, Panama City, Panama
+507 6452-6226
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Could be a great place, but needs some improvements. the place is dirty, run down and shabby. Sad to see.

Thank James Q
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Summit is a nice park famous for the "Aguila Arpia" that is the national bird (an eagle). There aren't many animals, but the park is well maintained, allows picnic and celebrations. Due consider that it gets pretty full on sundays and parking is a challenge.

Thank Luisa R
Reviewed 24 August 2017

It is an attractive park, and it is well managed. The are so many different varieties of birds and butterflies. They have indigenous eagles, parrots, tapirs, and other animals.

Thank Knight0323
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Looking for the good points, a lovely green area in the city. Enjoyed a shady walkabout studying the plants of the area. Lots of birds and butterflies so we had an enjoyable time browsing, walking , sitting. We took a brief look at the animals...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Good to take your kids on a Sunday picnic and allow them run free in the park, to see some animals, and play in the playground.

Thank kerycruz
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The botanical gardens are amazing. So many interesting species. The animals are housed in very unattractive conditions and are very limited.

2  Thank MikeHep
Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you want to see some local animals this is the place to go. There are some few animals left. Tapir, Local Monkeys, Tucan. There is very nice observatory of the Arpia Eagle, Panamanian National Bird. Nice place to have a picnic.

Thank Eskivelito
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We booked a visit to the park as part of a tour. What an incredible waste of time and money. The park is run down and the animals look sad and depressed, crammed into tiny cages. Don’t waste your time on a visit – go...More

Thank GretchenNYC01
Reviewed 18 December 2016

For Europeans this zoo might be a little depressing. Many of the cages are way to small and sometimes quite derelict. They have a nice variety of animals, the main attraction being the harpy eagle. Since is its only 5$ entrance for foreigners, it might...More

1  Thank MarinaFollowsTheSun
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I did not like this place very much. Many animals are housed in small unsuitable cages or enclosures. There are very few signs to identify trees, which seems odd for a place that is part botanical garden.

Thank Kees G
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Paula W
16 June 2015|
Response from MurseNate |
Hours 08:00-17:00 You can Google panamatours or Summit Botanical Gardens for more info.