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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  • August 11, 2017
    What a view. You can feel the history of the area from up there. We loved it and I hate hikes! The old city, canal and the stories too!  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    I love getting outside-rain or shine. This is a long hike up and it is rather difficult to find. That said, the path up is paved and excellent exercise. I recommend you have plenty of water, bug spray...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    Ancon Hill is the hill that is next to the entrance of the Panama Canal, and bridge of the Americas, which contained a stream that was called "trickle" and which gave name to the district founded together to him. When the Treaty is signed for the construction of the channel in which you seden vieras areas adjacent to the channel "Canal Zone" is set and is vedado Panamanians throughout those areas included famous Ancon Hill which became the inspiration of the poet Amelia Debia de Icaza. It is poetry was compulsory to learn in school and very nostalgic since we were not sovereign in our land. But then the 31 December 1999 with the Torrijos-Carter Treaty was returned whole territory and returned to be happy Panamanians!
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