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Metropolitan National Park

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Address: Avenue Juan Pablo II final, Panama City 0843-03129, Panama
Phone Number: 507232-5552
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This 265-hectare national treasure is located within Panama City’s Ancon...

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.

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A great day out in the 'Lung of Panama'

Fantastic walk in the city of Panama. Amazing flora and if you are lucky you can spot Titi monkeys, sloths and we saw an insanely long trail of carrier ants. It costs $4... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rebecca P
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Aachen, Germany
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this place by taxi, it is cheap to go there. The entrance costs not much for what you got...a nice rainforest to walk in. For animals, you have to be there early, but also around midday you can see turtles, birds and sloths. We meet a police man there who was super friendly to us and showed us... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived around 9:30am and didn't see any animals except some turtles and a small rodent like creature. The hike was nice and we did see a lot of butterflies.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my kids for this trails , and the view of the animal they have around. That day rained but we have fun. This is part of the trip when you go to the forest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic walk in the city of Panama. Amazing flora and if you are lucky you can spot Titi monkeys, sloths and we saw an insanely long trail of carrier ants. It costs $4 entry. Wear trainers as there are lots of hills!

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you're looking to spend a little time outdoors and see some of the most spectacular views of the Panamaian skyline, then I would absolutely recommend adding this to your list. The hike is by no means flat, but I did not find it especially challenging either (we were passed by a few joggers along the way if that tells... More 

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Peoria, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Taxi driver got $7 to take us there from our hotel near Multicentro. I probably overpaid, but even with the taxi drivers jacking up prices for an easy American, it just wasn't that expensive to get around, and there were 3 of us. Bring water, bug spray, and a hat if it's sunny. We took the long trail to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Had a brilliant time, saw a ton of birds and insects in a very short amount of time--including a toucan! Get here early as possible, at 7 if possible, because once it gets hot the majority of the animals sleep.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

10 mins in taxi finds you in the rainforest. Nice easy walks plenty to see Sloth, Monkeys small pond with turtles. One word of advice don't forget to put plenty repellent on around the pond.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Go there! Easy trails, quiet, fantastic city views and a nice escape from the busy city. We saw monkeys, turtles and sloths. It was excellent. When you arrive a ranger will likely greet you to explain the trails and it costs $5 each and you will be asked to pay in the office which has a small shop including cold... More 

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The park is a must when visiting Panama City! The trails offer great views of the city as well as the opportunity to see sloths, monkeys, toucans, leaf cutter ants, and other rain forest animals! I visit the park often and it never disappoints!

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