Cerro Ancón (Ancon Hill), Panama City

Ancon Hill has a dry tropical forest, in the middle of an urban area, where species of flora and fauna coexist, to name a few here you will find; Sloths, armadillos, coatis, toucans and deer. At its peak you will find the national flag of Panama.

It has two accesses, one for the Mi Pueblito Tourist Center, located in the avenue of the martyrs and the other entering through the administration building of the Panama Canal. It is common to see people making hikes and visitors admiring the nature of the area. It offers three viewpoints to various points of the city. It was one of the first military bases of the American government that reverted to the Republic of Panama on October 1, 1979, when the Torrijos-Carter treaties came into force.

How to get?

Bus

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.

Car:

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.

Weather

Ancon Mountain Climate

What to do?

  • Hiking
  • Bird Watching
  • Flora Observation
  • Historical tourism
  • Cycling

Best Season

We recommend you to visit the Ancon Hill all year round.

Tourist facilities

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