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Ancon Hill

Query Heights, Panama City, Panama
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Panama City Sightseeing Tour Including Miraflores...
88%
Ranked #6 of 59 Attractions in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Outdoors
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

It was very hot to walk up there, but the view was great. We went there with the City Seightseeing Bus. A great option and very friendly people. Also the Museum at the bottom of the Hill is very nice. Volonteers explain you every detail and lead you through the different houses.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I wanted to see the view from the cities highest point. We were interested in the rainforest aspect of it. After having trouble getting the taxi to take us to the top of the mountain, we had him drop us at the foot and walked up thinking we would find a driver to take us down. The... More 

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Tucson
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Access is limited to a few people at a time and to limited hours, so you need to plan to go. However, it's worth the trip for the 360-degree views of the city and the canal. I would suggest leaving the car or taxi down and walking up the hill, if possible, to avoid the line of cars waiting for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

You get terrific views of the Miraflores Lock, the skyline of Panama and Casca Viejo. The road up to the top is single lane, and there is limited parking. This means you can end up waiting for ten to fifteen minutes to get up (and down). At the top, there are three scenic vistas, some bathrooms and places to sit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

There's a small Pueblo museum with a native guide showing you history. See several buildings in and out. Come to find out, our guide was sent to university in the States near where I live 20 years ago, he got so excited. Also, drive to the top to see the view. When you're at a t- intersection, take a right.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Totally worth the hike up the mountain! Stellar view of the city! It`s only a 2km walk up a paved road (still not sure if there is a wooded trail, don`t think so). We got a taxi from town for $4 to where you start walking. Along the same street there is a little interpretive trail that extends behind a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

There are 2 top vantage points of Panama City: the Hard Rock Hotel Sky Bar and Ancon Hill, but only the Hill gives you the view of the port and the canal. If you drive, expect a short wait since the final section is a narrow road that they control for the number of cars going up by the number... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The highest point in Panama City, Ancon Hill should be a "must see." A short cab ride from any point in the city, this attraction is usually uncrowded and offers a 360 degree view from the top.

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Reston, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

You can either drive up to the top of Ancon Hill or you can walk up the road. Given my wife and I were with her family we decided to drive up instead of walking up the steep hill. The road going up is very steep and windy, but it's a beautiful road and you will see a lot of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Make sure you check to see what time it closes and also take a cab all the way to the top and back, it would be a long walk. You don't need a lot of time at the top

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