Ancon Hill (Cerro Ancon) Tours and Tickets
Visible from nearly anywhere in Panama City, Ancon Hill (Cerro Ancon) stands proudly above everything else in an otherwise flat region, with its immense flag flying high. At 199 meters above sea level, it’s the highest point within the city, and from the top you can see all the main points of interest. It’s possible to see not only the modern part of Panama City, but also the Panama Canal, the Amador Causeway, the Bridge of the Americas and Old City.
In the middle of this bustling city, Ancon Hill serves as a little natural paradise. The forest has plenty of animals—sloths, armadillos, toucan and deer—and a slow walk up the hill provides the chance to see many of them. Once at the top, spend time watching the ships pass through the canal. It’s a pleasant walk from Mi Pueblito, and serious bikers take the challenge of riding up the hill. Go early to beat the heat, and don’t forget your camera!
There’s also history wrapped up here. The name Ancon was used for the first boat that officially crossed the Panama Canal in 1914, and although it was under the jurisdiction of the United States during part of the 20th century, Panama took control in 1977.
Tours and Tickets to Experience Ancon Hill (Cerro Ancon)
- Bridge of the Americas (Puente de las Americas)
- Afro-Antillean Museum of Panama (Museo Afro-Antillano de Panama)
- Casco Viejo
- Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum (Museo del Canal Interoceánico)
- Presidential Palace (Palacio de las Garzas)
- Fuerte Amador Cruise Port
- Metropolitan Cathedral
- Metropolitan National Park (Parque Natural Metropolitano)
- Punta Culebra Nature Center
- Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
- Panama Canal
- Miraflores Locks
- San Jose Church (Iglesia San Jose)
- Panamá Viejo (Old Panama Ruins)