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Address: Quarry Heights, Panama City, Panama
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Great place for panorama views

Our guide took us to this location for the extraordinary views of the surrounding area. Worth it! Especially if you're going during the "hot hot" season where there's a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide took us to this location for the extraordinary views of the surrounding area. Worth it! Especially if you're going during the "hot hot" season where there's a nice breeze. Every breeze is a blessing!

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes the bus and Metro are for tourists. We have been all over town. Also uber. Yes you need a card to use it. We took a tour with Joey Bonura for $35 (Google him) and he completely uncomplicated mass transit. Refer to maps at mibus (Google) then use Google maps as bus maps are hard to read. Use GPS... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can drive up, but the switchback 1-lane asphalt road up the hill from the Quarry Heights access meanders through the rainforest, offering glimpses of city and Canal views and often forest critters that almost make it a crime to drive. Quarry Heights itself is on the rundown side, with too many govt facilities, which in Panama often means strapped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had two goals: have a pleasant hike and see a toucan. I accomplished both! I was very excited to see toucans for the first time. They are easy to spot because they are so loud and colorful. I saw them once I was more than halfway through the hike. Not a difficult climb, but bring water.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ancon Hill is an area in Panama that was used for administration of the Panama Canal. It was under U.S. jurisdiction as part of the Panama Canal Zone until being returned to Panama in 1977. It is the highest point in Panama City and thus it gives awesome views of the city (including Casco Antiguo), the Pacific Ocean and the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We decided we had to do this but could not figure out how to either hike to the top or hike from the top to the bottom. Our driver took us to the top where we had great views in only 20 minutes or so. We had hoped to walk down but could not find the starting spot nor could... More 

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Innsbruck, Österreich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

nice view. we took a taxi uphill and were walking down then. really nice. youncan even see the panama canal gates

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Great views of both the Old City (Casco Viejo) and the modern Panama City; walk at least one direction (have the taxi take you to the top and walk down from the summit)--colorful birds, iguanas, armadillos, magnificent trees; bring your own cold water, rather than purchasing overpriced there

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Murrieta, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

If you only have a few hours this is the place to get a feel of the city. You can see the canal and the city plus we got to see some animals and jungle.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

From here you can see the Panama Canal, Albrook Aiport, Panama City, Casco Viejo and more. So you must schedule visit the Ancon Hill and see Panama City from the top.

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