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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)
“nice hike”(14 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 mono titi nice hike city limits easy trail walking trails titi monkeys bring water two toed sloth tropical forest great view of the city bird watching bird species entrance fee few hours flora and fauna couple of hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was easy to get here by bus from Albrook station. We hadnt walked very far when we saw a sloth on the ground which was what i had hoped to see. The wildlife was great and the walking paths were in pretty good condition....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Its not exactly the same as the jungle, but for a park in a city there is a lot of wildlife going on. We saw several species amongst it sloths and monkeys. Also you have a great view from the ‚mirador‘ over the city. Definitely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Manuel R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some free time and took an Uber here (cheap and easy throughout Panama City) and turned out to be a highlight of our visit. Ask the friendly staff members for best places to see sloth and the amazing leaf cutter ants. Great views...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nycgwm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although there was a 4 dollar entrance fee, this national park was certainly worth it. Walking trails were well maintained, and if you looked up into the trees you could easily see monkeys. Other animals were walking around which added to the excitement. Need a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank danfriedmanmd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited mid afternoon and had an excellent time. Saw pretty much all the park has to offer - 2 types of monkeys, a sloth with its baby, a family of about 20 coatis, turtles and neques. I would recommend taking your time, walking slowly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 453Lucy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a break from the city for us nature lovers. This was perfect. We hiked all the trails and saw lots of wildlife and amazing views of the city about a hour or two before sunset. It was fairly easy to get a taxi...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank arbusch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s a nice small mountain not very far from the city. A local taxi or Uber could take one over there. Make sure you get to the right entrance to purchase a tiicket. The hike takes you through the forest or jungle area. You will...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AuriSerrano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked the longer trails, which took less time than listed, and two of the three of us are certainly not hikers. We were excited to see some wildlife, too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 232katiek
Reviewed December 11, 2018

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 December 7, 2018 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
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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