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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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“nice hike”(13 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 titi monkeys walking trails 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 1 week 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

Thank 28,850
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

1  Thank Claudia Isabell... P
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

After spending so much time in the city I needed some nature and fresh air. Cerro Ancon is lovely for views and a nice walk but can in no way compare to the Metropolitan Park. It's more like a jungle and the trails give you...More

1  Thank SarahSook
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

I grabbed a $5 taxi from Casco Viejo and spent 4 hours exploring all of the different trails. This park is a hidden gem no one knows about. Amazing views, sounds, and fresh air! Very safe and helpful tour guides at the entrance. Lovely butterfly...More

3  Thank Nicole S
Reviewed May 25, 2018

Really neat to enjoy being in real nature setting right in a city - Incredible especially Panama City - big, not pretty to me - but then in a jungle setting. We walked all three trails, took about 2 hours. Went to top. Suggest morning...More

1  Thank AmyTripAddict
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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