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Metropolitan National Park

Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #18 of 63 Attractions in Panama City
Type: National Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking, Birdwatching
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This 265-hectare national treasure is located within Panama City’s Ancon district, and is the only protected area in Central America located within... more » Owner description: This 265-hectare national treasure is located within Panama City’s Ancon district, and is the only protected area in Central America located within city boundaries. Standing along the Panama Canal’s eastern shore, it’s home to dozens of species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and trees. With lookout points, four well-marked trails, a scenic road and a Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute canopy crane structure, guests can explore on their own. The Park also offers guided tours to groups for a fee (five-person minimum) if booked well in advance. « less
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Houston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There were a lot of activities for children. The area is very well kept and all of the flowers around are beautiful. There isn't any garbage or uncomely sights. Everything is freshly painted and neat. There are nicely paved paths. I will take my family back to this place sometime.

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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

An amazing green oasis on the edge of Panama City. The wildlife is abundant while the view from the viewpoint over the City is amazing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Nice nature area away from the city. Heard the birds but we made a little to much noise walking to see them.

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Blue Hill, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was a great opportunity to escape the craziness of the city and have some peace and quiet with the only sounds the birds and insects. Trails are easy to walk and the highest point provides a great view of the city.

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Medellin, Colombia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We walked there in the afternoon. It is a jungle close to the town center. We didnot see any monkeys nor sloths. Many butterflies though and unusual flora. But at the end of our trail we met a very friendly policeman of the park and in a couple of minutes he was able to show us three sloths and a... More

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Boquete, Panama
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It's called the lungs on Panama a great ark in the middle of a big city. Has great hiking trails and beautiful Bonsai garden.

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Campinas, SP
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127 reviews 127 reviews
89 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I went to that park for running, I really enjoyed it, since it is hard to find quiet and peaceful places in Panama City.

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Martell
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a true rain forest in the middle of Panama City...it offers a strong climb to the top of the park, but the view of the City is worth the effort

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Hard to believe this is in the city. This was the only place we saw monkeys on our entire trip. Also saw a large toucan.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Panama's city lung...as it is called, right in the city, and is a great hike, bring lots of water, binoculars to see tucans, monkies and neques. Come in the afternoon when animals come out, but not too late otherwise you can't finish the hike.

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