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“Nice view of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean”
Panama’s first national park, this one was created thanks to a landscape created by the now-extinct El Valle de Antón volcano. Avid bird-watchers will love it here, as will visitors who want to take in the incredible views from the park’s lookout...more
This was quite an experience. We hiked with some friends and wanted to go up to the cross for the views. Wandered on some other trails and ran across the park patrol. They were nice enough to not only show us the way but hiked...More
If you are driving on your own to the beach hotels in the Panamanian Pacific, I do suggest you take a quick detour to this National Park, there is photo stop within 15-20 mins from the Panamerican Road, worth the visit. If you are adventurous...More
This hike is one of the most difficult we have done in Panama. Sendero La Cruz will take about 3 hours including the return. Some of the areas are muddy even during summer (dry) season. The view from the top at the Cross is worth...More
Exit Right from the Pan American at the top of the pass where there is signage. Wazes will also direct you. The booth to pay the National Park Fee is on the way up on the mountain to the trail start. It is a relatively...More
This is one of the places I like to go for an easy trip on week or weekends. You can either hike, camp or have a picnic. The place is really quiet and you can see different types of birds, trees and plants. The hike...More
This national park is easily accessible from the Pan America Highway by taking the road to Chica' as you come down a series of curves from Capira headed toward Coronado and the beaches. On the way be sure to stop at the "mirador" or overlook...More
Very confusing place to hike. At least the paths. We didn't get it right and were actually hiking a different path than we intended. But hey, was a good hike after all, with a great view of the mountains and the coastline.
Altos de Campana is located just 45 min drive from Panama City.
There are various hiking nature trails as well as observation decks that offer expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding areas.