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Ancon Hill

Address: Quarry Heights, Panama City, Panama
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Panama City Sightseeing Tour Including Miraflores...
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Ranked #17 of 118 Activities in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities
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Fort Worth, Texas
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144 reviews 144 reviews
51 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We saw many others walking or jogging up to the top of the hill, but luckily we were on a tour :) The views from the top were wonderful - it's a great way to get the 'lay of the land' and see how Panama City and the surrounding area is set up. You can see downtown Panama City, the... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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42 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

You can opt to drive all the way to the top but if you want the bragging rights, do the long walk. Park you car in the Mi Pueblito and walk up to the flag. The walk is all uphill and it begins with several flight of stairs from the base of the hill. There is a gate further up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

In my mind after the fact. Although, nowhere did I read that there are about 100 steps right at the beginning of the road up! I just thought I would let people know as that was quite a feet for me with an infant and a stroller on my own. Once you are on the road up and down it... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

An absolutely stunning view of Panama City, the canal and the old town definitely a must do here, you will need to take a taxi.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The view from Ancon Hill is unbelievable. Well worthwhile. There can be quite a wait to get up the hill if travelling by car, as for a good portion of the hill only one car in one direction can travel & there is not a lot of parking, so until one car vacates the area they can't let anyone else... More 

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Berlin, Maryland
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Although we had to wait for access up the hill (via vehicle), it was well worth it to capture bird's eye views of the area! Breathtaking! The walk up the hill is doable if you are in shape and in the appropriate shoes! Wear a hat, bugspray and sunblock. Take water! I sprained my ankle earlier in the day, so... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I arrived here around 8:30am with my tour guide, and we were able to find a parking spot. I would recommend getting here early if you want great photos and little crowds. The guard at the bottom only let in a few tour vehicles at a time, so you may have to walk up the hill to get there which... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A nice hill in the middle of the city with a great view of the City and Miraflores Lock. Drop off at the Mi Pueblito village and walk up the road to the top. Taxis and cars allowed to the top as well if you do not want the hike.

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Boulder, Colorado
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37 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Access is a narrow one way road where they reverse directions frequently. Difficult parking so they only allow a few vehicles at a time. Great views of the city and the canal as well as the ships waiting for the canal.

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New York City, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It is a one of the most prominent landmarks of the Panama city. US visitors should note the very large Panamanian flag that flies over eh hill, which is the site of the Canal Administration building.

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