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Address: Quarry Heights, Panama City, Panama
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Great place to get exercise by walking to the top. Has beautiful views of Panama city. A have to experience place in panama.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pretty nice views but nothing earth shattering. Nice views of the canal and Panama City and interesting view points. Some wold life there as well. I really expected more awe. Still worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to get exercise by walking to the top. Has beautiful views of Panama city. A have to experience place in panama.

Thank Bowtie1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Ancon hill as part of a city tour with barefoot panama. The drive up the hill is a one lane road with security determining when you can go up and down. The view is nice from there of the locks and the businesses surrounding them. The best part of the trip was seeing two poison dart frogs.... More 

Thank Cada51
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not only the amazing views of the city and the canal zone (which are indeed great!) what makes this a worthwhile place to visit. It is also the many natural features that you can encounter, such as rainbow toucans, orchids (including wild vanilla), sloths, pacas, hundreds of tropical plants (yes, all in the heart of a city!). It... More 

Thank Rodolfo P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Our driver for the day thought we might like the view from here so up we went to the top. The road is narrow so you are stopped many times so as not to run into anyone on the way up. Tourists are not allowed to drive up here only tours or taxis so we went up top to check... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Ancon Hill is located just outside of Panama City and provides more than a birds eye view of the city. It is a protected area and is a must see attraction for those visiting Panama. Because of the confusing streets in Panama, every big picture view of the city helped me to create a better mental map of where I... More 

Thank Millicent S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Offers great views of the city. You can climb or drive up. We had a guide, Katia of katstours, and she drove us up. She was very knowledgeable of the history of the city, and Cerro Ancon. We did not spend much time up there, just enough to take in the view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We took a cab ride to get to the top, It is a 650 foot hill that includes the highest point in all of Panama City. It's history is interesting, as it was controlled by the US as part of the Panama Canal Zone until 1977. Then it was returned to Panama. The views are spectacular. It is a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We loved this place. A simple hike, or you can take a taxi or drive to the top - views are incredible and we saw a sloth very up close and personal. A great little respite from the busy city.

Thank LAjoel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Was a nice view of the different sides of the city but both my partner and I expected a bit more in terms of the points to look out on. It was about a 20min hike up.

Thank Christine J

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