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Address: Soberania National Park, Panama City, Panama
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: Featuring a small zoo and paved trails, this tropical botanical garden...
Featuring a small zoo and paved trails, this tropical botanical garden features Panama's national bird, the Harpy Eagle.
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Nice botanic gardens

We stopped by in a hurry, so we had only 1 hour in the park. But it was worth it. Lovely collection of trees and palm trees.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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São Paulo
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped by in a hurry, so we had only 1 hour in the park. But it was worth it. Lovely collection of trees and palm trees.

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Piriapolis, Uruguay
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

and enjoyed the tropical trees and the park. We could take very good pictures of some species including the good explanation. 5,- USD per Person is very reasonable for a place like this!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Recommended only if you are truly interested in tropical plants or if you want to see the harpy eagle. The zoo is very small, the plants are mostly not labelled, the glorious days of the place looks like are gone, but again, if you like tropical plants you can find some gems, or if lucky even taste some mangosteens!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Many people come to Panama to experience "that" tropical jungle feel, they are attracted by the climate and nature with all its esplendor. Although there are more undisturbed areas with much thicker jungle, Summit it is a definite plus if you are limited in time because it is within city limits and still want to see and feel a jungle.... More 

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San Fernando, Chile
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Summit is a nice place. Gardens and a zoo. If you are lucky you will see many species of birds that you miss in the forest. The entrance fee is cheap and the place has a group of dedicated staff and volunteers who are both educating and caring for Panama's wildlife.

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Dallas, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
53 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Don't miss this one. The best exhibit is a walk inside the zoo to the harpy eagle exhibit. Don't forget to see it! Also, the bamboo forest is unique and interesting.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Not a big draw but interesting. Different indigenous animals rescued from Jaguars to Toucans. Birds were most interesting, monkeys were fun. Very hot, not much breeze. Hour max. A little run down. Worth the stop on way to Gamboa. We did same as most, but hired the car, Cost about $100, for 3 hours. Stopped at Locks on way back... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Not an enormous number of animals here but some lovely tropical plants & trees. I read somewhere that the animals that are here are generally in poor & cramped cages. I have seen zoo's that have made me cry in the past ( Sofia, Bulgaria possibly the worst ) but i didn't see any issues with conditions here to upset... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This place, a $ 13 taxi fare each way from the city, is a p,easy to walk to see tropical trees and some animals in sorry cages. The animals, mostly different cats and monkeys, looked good! You can walk around for an hour or so. It is nothing super special but pleasant enough and isn't too far from the Canal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Large, well-maintained grounds with paved walkways. Beautiful and interesting flora, including a really cool bamboo forest. We saw various species of monkeys and cats, some toucans and parrots, an anteater and a tayra, a caiman, a tapir, and of course, the harpy eagle - a majestic bird with a tiny peep of a voice! We arranged a taxi from our... More 

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