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Address: Quarry Heights, Panama City, Panama
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Panama City Sightseeing Tour Including Miraflores Locks

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Nice hike rewarded with a beautiful view!

I definitely recommend hiking up the hill - it's nice to see the wildlife along the way. We took a taxi to Mi Pueblito and asked the driver to come back for us in 1.5 hours. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I definitely recommend hiking up the hill - it's nice to see the wildlife along the way. We took a taxi to Mi Pueblito and asked the driver to come back for us in 1.5 hours. The guards at Mi Pueblito pointed us in the right direction of where to hike up the hill. All you need to do is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Unfortunately, on my last trip the road to the top of the hill was under repair. But if you can climb a hill for 45 minutes, you won't be disappointed in the view--the best overview of the city that exists.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cerro Ancón (or Ancon Hill) affords visitors a beautiful panoramic view of Panama City and the Panama Canal and is a free attraction. You will travel through Panamá's administrative offices of the Canal and wind your way up through military housing from when the US once controlled the canal. Corkscrew your way up to the top and stay as long... More 

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

You are not going to get a better view of the whole area than this. We came up by car although we saw many people walking up. However you get there, it is worth it. You can see the old city and the new, the Amador, and the canal side with the Miraflores and San Pedro locks, all the way... More 

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Pardeeville, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Our cab driver suggested we go up Ancon Hill and I'm glad he did. The veiw is incredible and it does'nt cost a thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Best views of all sides of the city. I'm so glad I visited! It's not a bad hike either, I walked up and down and took pictures in about an hour. I hired a cab to drop me off at the hotel and pick me up, so definitely negotiate that if you can because there aren't many cabs waiting around... More 

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Las Tablas, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Ancon Hill or Cerro Ancon as is known here by the locals overlooks the entrance to the canal and the Amador causeway. Ancon Hill is near the Albrook area and can be seen from much of this side of Panama City. It is the big hill with the huge Panamanian Flag. Other than a few structures, roads and communication towers... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

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

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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