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Metropolitan National Park

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Metropolitan National Park Admission Ticket
From US$89.99*
Metropolitan National Park Admission Ticket
From US$89.99*
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“mono titi”(9 reviews)
This 265-hectare national treasure is located within Panama City’s Ancon district, and is the only protected area in Central America located within city boundaries. Standing along the Panama Canal’s eastern shore, it’s home to dozens of species of...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Avenue Juan Pablo II final, Panama City 0843-03129, Panama
+507 232-5552
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All reviews leaf cutter ants nice hike mono titi city limits easy trail titi monkeys walking trails bring water two toed sloth tropical forest great view of the city bird watching bird species entrance fee few hours couple of hours flora and fauna
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In Metropolitan National Park you experience "la selva" (rain forest) whithout leaving the city. There are some paved trials and others are not paved at all!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank leogurlino
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Easy trails. $4 entrance fee. Paths are clear and mud free. We arrived 8.30am. We saw coatis, lots of birds, and monkeys in the distance. Nice views of the city. Worth a few hours visit to stretch the legs and once off the path by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melsy1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the morning at the Metropolitan National Park, as an alternative to farther afield parks in Panama, with the goal of spotting a sloth or two, monkeys, lizards, and maybe a toucan. Nice park - well maintained with signage on various elements of flora...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WolfeStreetTravelcom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a very nice walk if you only have few hours left before heading to the airport or even between flights. We thought we won’t see any animals we were lucky, as quiet and observers, and we got to see slots, monkey ti-ti and many...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 28,850
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Don't believe the various tour books about the hours at the park; as one the of guides said - 'we are here every day' - and although we took a chance we found the park open after the reported 1:00 closing time on weekends. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank DRJNW
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Maybe I'm just unlucky- started my walk around 8am and was there for about two hours. Did most of the trails, stopped and looked frequently, but didn't see any sloths. I did see several coatis. Paths were clearly marked and mostly loose rock (no mud)....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JCW703
Reviewed October 8, 2018

was here at 6:45am, saw almost no animals in the 2.5 hours I stayed in the park. maybe just bad luck, I was expecting to see monkeys and others.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank yuanxiz2016
Reviewed October 4, 2018

A great "within city" escape from the city. Follow a relatively short, uphill hike on even terrain to the top of the hill for beautiful views. My group was not being particularly stealthy but still saw monkeys and sloths. Cerre Ancon a bit further west...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karl H
Reviewed September 29, 2018

The wealth of bird species is astonishing and the beauty of the tropical rainforest is breathtaking. The trails are easy and you feel that you're miles from an city.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank carmelouruguay
Reviewed September 4, 2018

This park is a real gem and just a few minutes drive away from the city centre of Panama City. I did all five trails without guide in a few hours (walking slowly and with frequent stops for bird and wildlife observations) and was able...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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March 9, 2017|
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Response from Stephan H | Reviewed this property |
Take an Uber cab! Tickets at park, not busy at all. Really nice walks with a bit of uneven terrain/hills not too strenous will take 2/3 hours. It really is a jungle in town; hot and sweaty with city views. We saw many birds... More
June 17, 2016|
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Response from Susan G | Reviewed this property |
It is not a tough hike I guess it depends how happy you are carrying your children some of the way. There is by memory a short trail ... I would go