Ancon Hill, Panama City

4.6
#1 of 76 in Outdoors in Panama City
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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  • We were taken to Ancon Hill by our tour guide with Panama Your Way (see our review). There was a downpour of rain hours earlier which made the hike up the hill pleasant and cool. The views were stunni...  more »
  • I climbed the Cerro Ancón in a leisurely morning stroll, where I very enjoyed the hike. Although it was not very easy to find the right entry in the beginning, but you can ask. It's a small narrow road that is gradually kringelt to the top up and offers new perspectives on the city centre, Casco Viejo and parts of the Canal. First, it passes through some very respectable "mansions", which are likely to come from the time, as probably the top US channel manager established their residence. Pretty villas, beautiful gardens and in between tropical secondary forest will please lovers of the atmosphere perfectly. Delivers the views from three vantage points above the reward for the quite bearable effort of the climb. Down then found a simpler, shorter way, hardly found start from the bottom up. -However, this action by a total of four hours including extensive considerations (about one and a half hours of pure runtime) always paid off. But at night you should walk around here better.
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  • How to get there: I rode the Metro (35 cents) to Albrook Mall. Then, taxi ($3) to Ancon Hill (Cerro Ancon). The taxi dropped me off at the guard gate for the Quarry Heights residential area. The guard...  more »
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  • Cerro Ancon provides you with a beautiful view of Panama City and the surrounding areas, it also is a very serene and beautiful location as well.
  • Nice place nice view
  • But unfortunately couldn’t make it that day ,it was land slide according to police and closed for 3 days
  • A gorgeous view of the city. You must stop here when visiting Panama.
  • Great view of the Panama City.
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