Outdoor Adventures At The Metropolitan Natural Park
The Metropolitan Natural Park of Panama (Parque Metropolitano) is one of the country’s tourist attractions for wildlife. Located in Ancon, which is on the outskirts of the city and takes about 15 minutes to get there by taxi. Walking Parque Metropolitano is also an option if you know where you are going. Actually the first time I went a friend took me and we went walking. Afterwards we were both exhausted so we took a taxi back to the city. Usually there are yellow taxis on standby nearby but be careful of exorbitant fees. Drivers may overcharge you especially if you do not speak the language and some of them may speak English.
What You Can Do Here:
If you like nature and adventures you can take a nice walk or a mini hike while delighting in the natural environment. Expect to see some wild animals along the way and the intensity level is easy to medium. Hiking takes approximately an hour to get up to the highest peak of the mountain where you will see an outlook of the city so dress comfortably in leggings, sweat pants, sneakers or flats. As a precautionary measure use a repellent and walk with a few bottles of water because at some point you are going to get thirsty and sweaty.
Lookout Point Cerro Cedro
Cerro Cedro is the second highest point of the City of Panama, after Ancon Hill, having a height of 199 metres above sea level. Going up to Cerro Cedro there are different routes so if for some reason you are unable to continue, you can opt out at one of the intersecting routes.
A small fee is collected at the entrance of the park but I can’t remember exactly how much. But I think it is between $3 and $5 which may be verified by checking their official website here.