Ancon Hill is the highest point in Panama City and is the best place to enjoy panoramic views of the capital and the Canal. It is the eroded core of an ancient volcano that served as a quarry during the construction of the Canal. Today, it is covered with a forest where keel-billed toucans (Ramphastos sulfuratus), green iguanas (Iguana iguana), Geoffroy's tamarins (Saguinus geoffroyi) and Central American agoutis (Dasyprocta punctata) live. The majestic Administration Building sits at its base since 1914. The summit rises 650 feet up in the air and is crowned with the largest flag in the country. It was installed there in 1979, to celebrate the treaty that returned the Canal Zone to Panama.
From the Albrook transport Terminal, take a bus with one of the following routes: K100, K160, K200, M100, M120, K450, K480, M440, M500, M540, S480. Get off at the Abastos market stop and walk 1.4 km to the entrance of Ancon Hill to the side of the tourist center of Mi Pueblito in the avenue of the martyrs.
To reach Ancon Hill, you can drive to one of the two entrances: the first entrance is located next to the Mi Pueblito Tourist Center on the Avenue of the martyrs, and the second entrance is access from the Panama Canal administration building. . In both cases, you must leave your vehicle parked and climb to the top of the hill.
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