Metropolitan Nature Park
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Duration: Approx. 4 hours
Pick up at Hotel: 7:00am
Metropolitan Nature Park, located only ten minutes from downtown Panama City is the
only Tropical Forest Park within a capital city in all of Latin America.
The area has remained largely undisturbed for the last 80
years and is a great place to experience dry, deciduous, lowland tropical forest.
What makes Metro Park so unique is that it is adjacent to the Panama Canal
watershed land that consists of 552,761 hectares (1,365,902 acres) of national
parks and protected reserve land. Within the 265 hectares (655 acres) that make
up the park you can find up to 267 species of birds, 3 species of monkeys, two
and three-toed sloths, many reptiles, and much more.
They don’t know they’ve entered the city limits!
From the Mirador, the park’s highest point located at 150
meters above sea level, one can see the Bay of Panama and the islands of Perico,
Naos, Flamenco, Taboguilla and Taboga. One
can also observe the Panama Canal entrance on the Pacific side, the Bridge of
the Americas, and Ancon Hill.
On this tour you will enjoy a slow walk through the
forest looking for wildlife while learning about your natural surroundings
and encounters from a certified interpretive guide with expertise in