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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” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Avenue Juan Pablo II final, Panama City 0843-03129, Panama
+507 232-5552
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Reviewed 1 week ago

2 of the women rangers at the park took me around to try to find a sloth, which are usually plentiful. Leonora did find a deer on the lower trail. She was wonderful and took me to the bus stop and pointed out birds on...More

Thank F7927GImaryl
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Metropolitan National Park provides a great place to hike, walk, run right in town. The bird watching is excellent and there are also mammals such as sloths, central American Agouti, and tamarin monkeys

Thank Marcus M
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We spent the afternoon strolling through the park which is in the city. A nice mix of flora and fauna and great views of the city form the top of the hill. Don't worry about paying to go into the butterfly enclosure as you see...More

Thank ITR67
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is the biggest park in the city, Its a rainforest so you will find a lot of wild animals and nice plants.

Thank Paco A
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The park is situated inside Panama City and you never really feel you left town and went into the rainforest. To go there you just take the metro or bus to Albrook station. From there it is a 15 min walk to the entrance. Entrance...More

Thank karlvinther
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This could be a great place, but just generally run down and not well maintained. Cheap enough, but like most things in Panama needs to be improved.

1  Thank James Q
Reviewed 14 September 2017

What a wonderful find! We still can't believe that this was in the middle of a metropolitan area. We took a cab and when we were through, there were cabs waiting at the end. Very convenient. Take lots of water - especially in the summer.

1  Thank Kimmykay1964
Reviewed 14 September 2017

so you are in Panama and want to hike, not the hardest one for that type of crazyness head to Boquete and El Valle. But a decent hike maybe you want to run it if you are up to it, the view is worth it...More

Thank Wanderpanther
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The Metropolitan National Park is in the city, but doesn't feel like it. When you're in the outskirts of the park you can hear cars, which kind of ruins the immersion, but this isn't a problem most of the walk. We didn't see any animals,...More

Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Nice enough for an easy walk, great views of the city. I saw some cool spiders and some agoutis. Noise from the traffic lets it down. Four dollars entry for foreigners. Despite what I was told you can't walk to or from the park, since...More

Thank Beckymd2016
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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
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