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Address: Quarry Heights, Panama City, Panama
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If you're athletic, try the hike up the hill. It is very steep and the road is narrow such that cars can only go in one direction at a time and there are traffic coordinators at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you're athletic, try the hike up the hill. It is very steep and the road is narrow such that cars can only go in one direction at a time and there are traffic coordinators at the top and bottom to ensure this...for that reason, I'd recommend going by car.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Have not been up there since mid 1990s when stationed in Panama with the Military. Recent took my family up there while visiting Panama this August. It is Sri the same. The views of Panama City and the canal are the best in the city. It is a nice place to get away from the hustle and bustle yet still... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ancon hill is a beautiful dense tropical forest in the midst of the sprawling metropolitan Panama City area. The winding road to the top is paved (easy footing, not muddy). Along the way there are marvelous breaks in the trees that afford fabulous vistas of the city down below. The forest tends to shelter you from any breeze until you... More 

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denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I was impressed with Panama City(except for traffic) and the stunning view of the city from Ancon Hill completed the rememberable charm of the city. I really thought it was stunning from that viewpoint.

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On the Road!
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Quite a walk up but the view is well worth it. You can see for miles on a clear day and it really allows one to see how the old and new have grown together. Lush jugle of flora and fauna we loved it!

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Uphill hike, quite a challenge, beatiful view of Panama City old and new and the Canal area. Make sure you go early morning if you are hiking cause the heat and humidity also that time is when you ll be able to see most of the creatures that live around the area.. You may also drive all the way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It's a short hike on a paved road to catch some of the most amazing views of the city. We had a driver for the day that dropped us at the bottom and met us at the top; so while we hiked up, we drove down because the heat and humidity were pretty bad the day we went. At the... More 

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Costa Mesa, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Yosvanis from Panama Milene Tours took us up to Cerro Ancon as part of our half day City Tour. Great views. We could see the ship enter the canal which we saw later at the Miraflores locks when the visitor center opened at 9am. Yosvanis is the best. He took us to Casco Viejo, the Causeway, El Pueblito - we... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The flora and fauna of this hill will enchant you. The views are spectacular! If you're gonna walk up the hill bring water and comfortable shoes.

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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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