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Ancon Hill, Panama City
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Get your bearings and escape the bustle of Panama on top of Ancon Hill. Once used by the U.S. government to survey the Panama Canal, and given back to Panama in 1977, the hill now boasts a lush, protected jungle, home to a diverse range of wildlife and offering spectacular panoramas. Consider packing a picnic and hiking the short way to the top; from there you can survey the city and get a lay of the land. Keep your eyes peeled for sloths and armadillos as you walk. With our custom trip planner, Panama City attractions like Ancon Hill can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We ran the mountain walk up, unfortunately there is only an ordinary road and no trail - this was blocked but to our time. The climb was worth definitely because we could see much of the nature, in the middle of the city.
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  • Two viewpoints is the full view of Panama. Canal, bridge of the americas, city and beach. You can climb by foot or vehicle. Taxis go to the area. You can see animals on the way. Very close to the city and fast access.
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  • Stroll in lush vegetation to get to the top of the Hill and have a great view of the city of panama. Plan of the water because there is not at the top and the ride under the tropical heat is a bit challenging.
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  • Good as a escape from the noise of the city. Easy paved trekking to the top.
  • The views from the hill were amazing! When I went it was slightly hazy, so they weren't as good, but I could see some of the New City and much of the Old City as well.
  • Fantastic for photos of the modern skyline in contrast with the old town. a nature reserve so a good chance of seeing poison dart frogs, Haiti, tucans and more.
  • Great place to visit if you want an awesome view of Panama City.
  • Great views of city and canal area. A must for anyone visiting Panama city.We saw a tree sloth high up in tree.