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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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, insects, butterflies, monkeys and quite a few sloths. I think we were lucky!