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Altos De Campana National Park

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Address: Panama City, Panama
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Panama’s first national park, this one was created thanks to a landscape...

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 spots.

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Great hike

Really cool set of hiking paths. The park starts at the top of a mountain overlooking a cliff. According to the park ranger, there are 11 large cliffs you can rappel. Apparently... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 February 2015
Diego B
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Panama City, Panama
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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

Really cool set of hiking paths. The park starts at the top of a mountain overlooking a cliff. According to the park ranger, there are 11 large cliffs you can rappel. Apparently, you rappel down one, hike to the next and so on. Can't wait to try!!!

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2 Thank Diego B
Porto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

I think it is a nice place to go. To feel the natural ambiance and take advantage of an amazing panoramic view to admire the mountains and the seaside landscapes. It is easy to get there.

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1 Thank mvasconcellosx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

First of all, this hike can be either normal or terribly hard depending on your hiking level. What is true no matter how expert you are is, if you are to climb this, ask for a guide because it is not signalized and its very easy to get lost. Getting there is fairly easy, as the road is in very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

We went to Campana on the advice of our tour guide. it is not very far from Panama City, and the climate is worlds away. It was nice and breezy with temps in the 70s. The view was amazing, we could see the city in the distance all the way around to the beach resort areas. we went to a... More 

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2 Thank Kenneth N
Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Yes, there is a Panamanian flag the size of a basketball court and yes, it is a natural reserve. If you're lucky you could see some wild animals. The three view points are awesome.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

If you are traveling along the InterAmericana west of Panama City you will see a large and impressive mountain several miles off the north side of the highway. Those who like mountains will feel drawn toward it. A turn to the north from the small town of Capira will take travelers toward the peak. A bit of adventurous exploring is... More 

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4 Thank JMaher2014
Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

This parc national is not full of jungle, but also barren hilltops and marvellous views to the distant ocean (weather permitting!) , the drive up to the peak is possible now with any normal vehicle, the road twists and turns until you are there. Several places tp stop en -route for aa very peaceful view over the tree tops and... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

I just love the views from the top of Cerro Campana, Panama. People around the area are also very friendly. Ocean views as we drive to the top of the mountain from diverse points. Planning for future asphalt roads are under way with electricity and water availability. Various B&B opening and a brand new boutique resort very soon. I have... More 

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3 Thank EcreA
boston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

Great view and a good place for hiking. Not a tourist spot, therefore it makes it even a better place to visit. Not far from the city either.

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Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Another place a friend took me for a drive. Surely a place to be cool when tropical heat/humidity gets one down.

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