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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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Go there between 8am and 3pm if you want to take the cad/car all the way up!

We reached the ancon hill at 4 pm and the guard wouldn't let our cab enter the gated community which is the base for climbing the hill.. They only allow cars to go up the hill... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Aarij B
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We reached the ancon hill at 4 pm and the guard wouldn't let our cab enter the gated community which is the base for climbing the hill.. They only allow cars to go up the hill between 8am and 3pm. We had a baby stroller with us, which made it a 30 minute walk up the hill to get to... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful panoramic view of the Panama City from this small hill adjoining the same. Had to wait nearly an hour before my cab got a chance to ascend the hill as half the way up is a one way and they only allow a certain number of cars up due limited number of car parking available at the top. No... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Going to Ancon hill is a must. We paid a tour guide to drive us there. There was a long line to park so we had to walk up there, it's not a bad hike but definitely bring comfortable shoes just in case you have to hike up there. And sunscreen and lots of water. It can get pretty hot... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My boyfriend and I "hiked" up the hill (wasn't too rigorous, took about 30 mins) and the views were amazing. Even from halfway up the sights were incredible. You can see the Panama Canal, the Bridge of the Americas, the entire city skyline, Casco Viejo, and the Pacific from the top. Absolutely worth it!

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MotherofSocks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My husband and I drove up Ancon Hill as recommended to us by a taxi driver. Great view and easy drive. We didn't see any animals but enjoyed the view of the city and the statue on the hill.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Ancon Hill offers amazing views of the Panama Canal, the ports, the Miraflores Locks, the Bridge of the Americans. But I was even more impressed with the views of the Panama City Skyline, the Cinta Costera, the Casco Viejo, and the Pacific Ocean. Parking is limited, so they let only a few cars up at a time. First, you have... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Worth the time and drive! You may have to wait in line to drive to the summit, as parking is limited. Magnificent 360 degree view of the city from the highest point. Be sure to take your camera, photo ops are terrific.

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I went with a friend to have another photo opp of the views from Ancon Hill of the city of Panam and the canal area and shipping docks. I remembered to bring my camera with the telephoto lens this time for picture taking. There was a slight haze in the sky from months with no rain.

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It is a long way up, but so worth it. We went after 4 pm so there were no cars and it was cool in the shade. Along the walk, we found two armadillos and a sloth that had fallen from a tree and was crawling (now i know why we call lazy people sloths) back to a tree. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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