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Ancon Hill

Query Heights, Panama City, Panama
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Panama City Sightseeing Tour Including Miraflores...
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Ranked #7 of 57 Attractions in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Outdoors
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Bellevue, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

I hiked all the way to the top and back from Casco Viejo which in retrospect was a terrible idea. Reason being was this took me through El Chorrillo which is a notoriously dangerous neighborhood, and I actually ended up being escorted out by several police officers concerned about my well being. It's probably best to take a cab to... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

You have a very good view of the city and the canal. This is the highest vantage point in the city. You you are a brave hiker, then you can go up the hill walking.

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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Spectacular views from atop this historical hill. Just beware that you must park your vehicle at bottom of hill and walk a few kilometers up a paved road and several flights of steps. I truly loved it up there for its views of the entire city, the Panama Canal, and even watch plane landings at the Albrook Airport.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A challenging hike to the top with fantastic views of city and the canal. We were offered the opportunity to see the Panamanian flag at the top of the hill up close for a small donation (the path was closed otherwise), so we took it. Otherwise the trip up Ancon Hill is totally free and worth the effort.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There can be a bit of a wait to get to the top, since there is only limited parking, but it is well worth it! The view from both sides is absolutely amazing and definitely a great photo op. I would recommend especially if it is a clear day.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It does have a nice view. Great to spend a little of quiet time, walking, driving. A nice, relax time.

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Panama
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

When you visit the Panama Canal try to go also to Ancon Hill and enjoy the beautifull sight at the top. You can see all the coast (Balboa Ave), the Balboa Port and Albrook airport field as well as the Casco Antiguo and take great pictures, The road upstairs is one way up and one way down, so sometimes you... More

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Trinidad and Tobago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

You can see the old and new cities in one view. Absolutely lovely. Would recommend hiring a taxi if you're not an avid walker/runner.

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Newport Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

All you want to see can be seen from the rolling bus tour with its recorded message, No need to waste time stopping for a closer look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We tried to take a taxi to the top and walk down, but they do an inexplicable limitation of when they let people drive up or down, so the taxi dropped us off at the bottom, and we walked up (from the ranger's office it took about 20 minutes). The walk is on the road, but that's not really dangerous... More

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