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Metropolitan National Park

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“mono titi”(9 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Avenue Juan Pablo II final, Panama City 0843-03129, Panama
+507 232-5552
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a family hike through MP National Park. Don't forget your water bottle! It can be super hot. We saw a sloth way up in the trees, found many places to look out over the city and ended up walking past a turtle pond...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ge0linm
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to go for a hike in the middle of Panama City. There are several different trails to choose from. Go to the ranger station to pay for entry and they will help advise you on which trails to choose and the estimated...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank blsnwbrdr
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to get there is by car, taxi or Uber. At the main office, Juan was very helpful in explaning the different trails and led me to the entrance of the trail and showing me the best way to go. I saw a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RenayTn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

4 $ enternece fee. We made the whole round Walk within 2.5 Hours. Very nice Natural Spot in Panama City. Great view from very top “mirador”. Were Lucky to Spot a sloth very high up in the tree.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank km_wonderland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ther is plenty of wild life to see and a good sampling of Panama flora to experiance. There is a great view of Panama city to behold in the middle of the park.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LipeByte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best and cheapest way to get there is go to Albrook terminal bus metro. Then take a taxi to the park. He wanted $4 I said $3 and he said OK. The trail is easy but mostly uphill nice hike an at the top...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank bobasheville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy and short cab ride from Albrook mall. Nice short hikes. We saw wildlife including a sloth who lives in the giant mango tree near the office. Nice for a little exercise and some great views, bring water...it is in the shade but still hot....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank carolinatastebud
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice area really close to the city with rainforest and clearly marked hiking trails. I went on the longest trail during about two hours in the afternoon. I saw two sloths and a group of coatis. The staff by the visitors centre was really...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EmmaIce
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are four main trails that you can hike that total about 3 miles (or 5 km) and are all connected. The trails range from very easy to mildly intermediate--my friend was able to complete all of it in flip flops! All the trails are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dajozen1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first adventure of the trip and it was a good way to start. We hiked through a cool forest and got to see amazing views of the city and countryside. If you want to see animals then I suggest you get out...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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March 9, 2017|
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Response from Stephan H | Reviewed this property |
Take an Uber cab! Tickets at park, not busy at all. Really nice walks with a bit of uneven terrain/hills not too strenous will take 2/3 hours. It really is a jungle in town; hot and sweaty with city views. We saw many birds... More
June 17, 2016|
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Response from Susan G | Reviewed this property |
It is not a tough hike I guess it depends how happy you are carrying your children some of the way. There is by memory a short trail ... I would go