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. Make Ancon Hill a centerpiece of your Panama City vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Panama City travel itinerary planner.
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  • Climb to cerro ancon, is somewhat tired. First, it is difficult to find the road that climbs. There is an area of houses, and ask and leave the car. Then, you need to walk about an hour (bring water, it is essential). But frankly, it's worth muchooo. The views from the top of Panama City, are spectacular, and you do very well an idea of how it is distributed, where is the channel, casco viejo, etc. Very highly recommended.
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  • Nice views once you hike to the top. At first look, it seems abandoned. No signs directing to the highest point in the city. Overlooks the city and the Canal Pacific side locks. It's worth the hike. D...  more »
  • Rises by a paved road accompanied by a very attractive natural environment, and at the top you can get great views of the city. The flag is impressive, and on the road you may find yourself with lots of birds, butterflies, sloths, frogs. Finally a good place to be in contact with nature, surrounded by a city very heavy.
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