Metropolitan National Park, Panama City

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Get away from the urban bustle at Metropolitan National Park, a sprawling area of green located just ten minutes from the center of the capital.Take a stroll by the canal, and through the tropical forest areas rich in wildlife, including sloths, toucans, and iguanas. Start at the visitor center to learn about the three main trails that cut across the 265 hectare (655 acre) park. The walks vary in difficulty and length, and each offers something different. To plan Panama City vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Wonderful tropical forest with walking trails and lots of birds. We saw two and three-toed sloths. Park opens at 6 a.m. We went with a birding guide from Just Adventures Panama. Other birding companie...  more »
  • The Park not far from Panama City is the perfect place for little adventurers to escape the urban jungle. We have can make several visits with Agoutis, Capybaras, leaf cutter ants, an Armadillo, a sloth, various species of birds, turtles, lizards, already acquainted. .. . The route is partially something exhausting, it's worth but. Transport by taxi from roughly $ 3 from Albrook.
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  • It was hot so please go early in the morning or later in the day.. the walking/hiking is lovely; a bit up and down hill but not too challenging. We saw a sloth! It was very exciting. We also saw many ...  more »

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