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Metropolitan National Park

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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
+507 232-5552
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All reviews leaf cutter ants nice hike mono titi city limits butterfly house easy trail walking trails titi monkeys bring water two toed sloth tropical forest great view of the city bird watching highest point bird species entrance fee few hours
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Reviewed yesterday

get there early or get there in the evening. we saw a heap of birds and animals.loved the three toed sloth .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank offislands
Reviewed 5 days ago

We saw three neque (agouti) animals foraging in the woods on the mountainside and they were not too worried about us being there. We saw salamanders, iguanas, beautiful blue butterflies, exotic birds, leafcutter ants, giant termite houses, exotic trees, fantastic views of the city and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Six717
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though I wasn't fortunate enough to see any exotic animals it was fun. It's hard to believe you're only a few minutes from downtown Panama City. My Uber was less than four dollars from Casco Viejo. If you fancy a nice walk through dense...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank palex2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view of the city & forest from the top of the hill. Worth the walk if you like the outdoors. Briefly saw a sloth actually moving in a tree, along the trail. Saw another immobile one at the visitors info. center. Didn't see much...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Felix S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am one of those insane people that thought I would run over to the Metropolitan National Park from my hotel in the center of town. And while the 3 mile jaunt served me well from a cardio standpoint, it was not without its precarious...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank orange-u-tall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are planning a trip to Panama City, one of the sites that you should consider visiting is the Metropolitan National Park. Since Panama City is surrounded by a rainforest that is protected by law, the city is literally surrounded by jungles and wildlife....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank livingtheqlife
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park was a $15 cab ride from our hotel. The admission was $4 and the price of admission to the Butterfly House was an additional $5. We did not do that. There are three paths - one was paved and therefore wheelchair accessible. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Marilyn L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a steep hike to the top but it is mostly shared by the trees. Look carefully at pond at beginning of the hike as you might miss the turtles. It was a safe way to walk through za rainforest without having to leave the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J2421HQlyndah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice rainforest so close to Panama City. We took metro to Albrook station, then took a cab for $4 or 5 to the park. Entrance fee to the park is paid in cash. The rangers were knowledgeable and helpful. When we enquired about sloths,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kanchan M
Reviewed January 14, 2019

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
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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