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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  • However, I had something to high expectations about this ' jungle trail '. We were here on a Saturday morning. At the visiter center (checkout) bought a bottle of water and paid the entrance fee. We got from a park ranger explain the route and its length. We took the ' longest ' and ' worst ' route. The first piece Hill (30 minutes) was tasty climbing this promised to be, best heavy animals I have not seen because the best pressure was with athletes I think. From the top of the "mountain" was actually just run down, with the exception of 1 uitkijktop. I estimate that the route is about 4.5 km long. There is 2 lookout points. Animals come you little against (the occasional tropical bird). If you go through a lot you have a nice workout. All in all a nice walk! A park ranger brought us for 5 bucks back to the hotel in Panama City, because showering was desperately needed.
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  • I grabbed a $5 taxi from Casco Viejo and spent 4 hours exploring all of the different trails. This park is a hidden gem no one knows about. Amazing views, sounds, and fresh air! Very safe and helpful ...  more »
  • Really neat to enjoy being in real nature setting right in a city - Incredible especially Panama City - big, not pretty to me - but then in a jungle setting. We walked all three trails, took about 2 h...  more »
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