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Metropolitan National Park

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Avenue Juan Pablo II final, Panama City 0843-03129, Panama
+507 232-5552
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Metropolitan Natural Park Tour in Panama City
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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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“nice hike” (14 reviews)
“mono titi” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenue Juan Pablo II final, Panama City 0843-03129, Panama
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+507 232-5552
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"leaf cutter ants"
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"nice hike"
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"mono titi"
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"maintained trails"
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"city limits"
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"walking trails"
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"easy trail"
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"titi monkeys"
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"bring water"
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"two toed sloth"
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"beautiful birds"
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"great view of the city"
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"tropical forest"
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"bird watching"
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"highest point"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really neat to enjoy being in real nature setting right in a city - Incredible especially Panama City - big, not pretty to me - but then in a jungle setting. We walked all three trails, took about 2 hours. Went to top. Suggest morning...More

Thank AmyTripAddict
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

It certainly doesn't feel like you are in a city. It has all the ugly, dank attributes of any tropical rain forest, but better trail and, I was told, a great view. We were pressed for time, so we didn't go to the top, but...More

1  Thank SkykomishBob
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We visited this place just recently (mid-April) when on a stop-over before catching our flight back home. After reading some reviews, I wasn’t sure whether this would be so great, so it was initially just on my “maybe” list. And what a lovely surprise this...More

Thank Justine28
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Hours: 6:30AM - 4:30PM Cost: $4 for foreigners Rode Metro (35 Cents) to Albrook Mall Then, taxi ($3) to the park (7 minute ride) from Albrook Mall. Afterwards, taxi ($5) back to Best Western Panama Zen Hotel in El Cangrejo In the main administration building...More

Thank ctm7944
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is a huge park with numerous hiking trails. Most people choose to follow the path to the top of the hill for the great views. If you ever want to watch leaf-cutter ants in action this is the place. Their ant cities are huge....More

Thank maritimeexplorer
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We spent a few hours hiking the trails at this park. The entrance fee is nominal - I can't remember, but maybe $2/person. We took an easy trail and two moderate trails, which took us about 2 hours. We saw red trogon birds, among others,...More

1  Thank ajp1216
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

A tropical rainforest jungle at 10 minutes drive from the city of Panama. Interesting trails to see the wide variety of tropical trees and some wild animals. A must see when in Panama City.

Thank Victor H
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We took the metro to Albrook Station and then paid $3.00 for a three-minute taxi ride to the park. Get there early and take lots of water! It gets very hot very quickly. We had a lovely walk up to the top for a great...More

1  Thank tishville
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We went around 8am. It got hot by 10AM. But we saw tree sloths, toucan, butterflies and many bird species. This is an easy ride from town and not to be missed. The view of the city from the top is spectacular.

1  Thank jfkm
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This was a short and fun hike. It is great for kids, and very easy. A bit of a climb in a couple of places. Can be done in a couple of hours. We had planned on getting here early but ended up visiting around...More

1  Thank 721Anonymous
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SunCitySteve
10 March 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
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Roops76
18 June 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
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