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Metropolitan National Park

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Address: Avenue Juan Pablo II final, Panama City 0843-03129, Panama
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+507 232-5552
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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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Beautiful walks and interesting flora and fauna

Meet the turtles, the sloths, beautiful birds, agutis. Walk up the hill end enjoy a great view of Panama city

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took Uber there yesterday to hike around. A nice escape from Panama City. It's fun to see palms and taller flowering trees and even a nague (not sure the spelling, but looks like a large guinea pig). Had to keep walking since I was wearing only my Tevas, and there are ants aplenty - large ones - suggest closed... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Meet the turtles, the sloths, beautiful birds, agutis. Walk up the hill end enjoy a great view of Panama city

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we spent a great morning, saw a sloth, coati and other animals and birds. great value for $4 entry. walks are easy and view of city is good when you make it to the top.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps we should have arrived earlier to see more birds and beasts but we arrived about noon, paid our $4 each as foreigners, bought a water each and set out. One trail loop was closed so we walked north, parallel to the road, then did a 2.2 km loop to the viewpoint. We did see many birds on one flowering... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got there right when it opened at 8 am. walked one of the trails and saw Titi monkeys, Toucans, a three toed sloth, family of coati, an agouti, Quetzal birds, and wood peckers. A great morning for $4

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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked for 3 hours, hopping to see monkeys. We saw a a lot of other animals, some birds but it was a very good exercise under this tropical forest.

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Porto Cervo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not for everybody--I did paid a taxi from albrook to the top of the hill when we arrived to the entrance the guard said no cars aloud today the driver told me it is just around the corner you can walk( liar) jijijiji it was a great workout I think I walk for 2 hours to the top of the... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

This is a real gem, right near downtown Panama City. We parked at the lower entrance and walked and climbed the trail ( about 20 minutes) to the upper, very scenic view point. We saw an acuti and many birds. What a joy to see a natural nature Park of this size near the very center of this huge city... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

The park is basically a jungle, nice escape from the busy city. Good walking trails (bring trainers), nice view point. The entry is $4.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

This must be on of few places where you can be hiking in the rainforest and still have a close-up view of one of the world's tallest skylines. Seeing agoutis and basilisk lizards, and many birds, with the downtown view on one side, and one of the largest malls in America on the other side, is a wild experience.

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