Metropolitano Nature Park

The Metropolitan Park is the only protected tropical forests in the Latin America and probably in the world located in a city. Just 15 minutes taxi ride from your hotel you can find 260 hectares of primary rainforest. It is an excellent place for those who want to spend a fue moment in the open air. In spite of that the Metropolitan Park is located in the city the fauna’s variety is suprising. There are 227 species of the birds, 45 species of the mammals, 36 species of the reptiles and 14 species of the amphibians. I can personally confirm that you need to walk a only fue steps on marked trails and you can see the animals in their natural scenery like aguatis, coatis, anteaters, marmosets monkeys and lot of birdsother. And in the end some advances. If you want realy enjoy your trip do not forget good shoes, walking in silence, always see where your step and have your camera ready.

Park Attractions
View Point Los Trinos
located in the Mono Titi trail
height 45 AMSL

View Point Los Caobos
Located in Los Caobos trail
height 72 AMSL

View Point Cedar Hill
located at the end of the Mono Titi trail
height 150 AMSL
has 2 platforms
offers the best view, you can see the Miraflores Locks, The Centenario Bridge, Camino de Cruces National Park, Clayton, Albrook, All Panama City historical and modern part, the Bridge of Americas, Amador Causeway, Taboga Island, Balboa port, Marcos Gelaberth Airport .

The Momótides trail
This trail was named after the “Blue-Corwed Momot”, a colorful bird
Distance: 0.7 km
Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

The Caobos trail
The trail got its name by the species of one tropical tree “Caobo”.
distance: 1.1 km
Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

The Roble Trail
The name of the trail is in honor of the big Roble tree located close the trail.
Distance 0.5 km
Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

The Mono Titi road
Its name was due to the small tamarin one of the most common animals that inhabits the park.
Distance: 1.1 km
Difficulty: Intermediate
Time: 1 hours

The Cienaguita trail
Its name is due to the small marsh in teh entrace of the trail.
Distance 1.1 km
Difficulty: Intermediate
Time: 1 hours

Hours and contacts
Monday through Sunday from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: (507) 232 5615, (507) 232 5516

Como Llegar

Just 10 minutes from the downtown of Panama City, taking the Ricardo J. Alfaro street (Tumba Muerto) and after turn to the Juan Pablo II avenue, or the Amistad street to aproach the Park Visitor Center. The distance to the Visitors Center is approximately one kilometer along the route is remarkable border betwen town and forest. There are no buses, so the only way is to take a taxi.

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