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Ancon Hill

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a late afternoon stroll to the top of Ancon Hill. The hike is moderate and completely paved. The scenery is beautiful. The entire hike you are surrounded with Panamanian foliage and wildlife, with occasional scenic city overlooks. You have wonderful views of Cosca...More

Reviewed September 29, 2018

Walking up to Ancon Hill is not for the weak or anyone who has a problem with the heat. We had to keep ourselves hydrated up and down. The views are magnificent. Capturing the whole city and the ships in the harbour waiting to go...More

Thank browncondo2102
Reviewed September 14, 2018

First thing TAKE WATER!!! its a pretty long and steep hike in the jungle so it is extremely humid. you can park your car in "mi pueblito", there is a charge for parking. the bathrooms at the top suck so make sure you use the...More

Thank Daydream624891
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Lovely spot for an uphill walk (2km each way) to the top of this cool and iconic hill. Rewarding views of the city when you get there. Don't use the bathrooms... Great chances to see wildlife. Will go again.

Thank Sherry C
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed to say that the opening and closing times for Ancon Hill posted are not reliable. I tried to go at 4pm on Saturday and was told to not bother as in “these days” Ancon Hill always closes early! Further was advised if planning...More

Thank RCSRamirez
Reviewed June 20, 2018

If you're in Panama City and need a break from the hustle and bustle, take a cab to Ancon Hill and walk to the top for great views over the city and beyond. You can see Mireflores Locks from here on the Panama Canal. At...More

Thank MikalyasKarel65
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

We were taken to Ancon Hill by our tour guide with Panama Your Way (see our review). There was a downpour of rain hours earlier which made the hike up the hill pleasant and cool. The views were stunning and there was an abundance of...More

Thank Fantasmaniac
Reviewed May 6, 2018

How to get there: I rode the Metro (35 cents) to Albrook Mall. Then, taxi ($3) to Ancon Hill (Cerro Ancon). The taxi dropped me off at the guard gate for the Quarry Heights residential area. The guard (Spanish only) pointed me toward the direction...More

Thank ctm7944
Reviewed April 26, 2018

We hiked up the Ancon Hill, the highest point in Panamá City, just recently and would highly recommend it for beautiful views and a pleasant nature walk. A taxi from Casco Viejo to the bottom of the hill (a gate to a residential estate of...More

1  Thank Justine28
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Cerro Ancon provides you with a beautiful view of Panama City and the surrounding areas, it also is a very serene and beautiful location as well.

Thank Victor H
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July 29, 2018|
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Response from Fantasmaniac | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is completely paved and shaded most of the way. It is a bit long, but an easy walk.
kelly o
September 11, 2017|
Response from OregonNancy | Reviewed this property |
The climb to the top of Ancon Hill would not be closed as it's an outdoor hiking road. I would guess that the beautiful Port Authority building, as a government building, would be closed on weekends. Enjoy!
Carol S
May 31, 2017|
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Response from floreliza2 | Reviewed this property |
If you go slow may be 45 min Normal 35min Fast may be 20 min .