The Metropolitan National Park is located just 15 minutes away from Panama City, being the nearest National Park to the city and one of the few tropical forests located within a metropolitan area in all Latin America. It has an area of more than 230 hectares and is home to a rich biodiversity: there have been recorded about 284 species of trees, 45 species of mammals – included the two and three-toed sloths, 254 species of birds, reptiles and amphibians.
The park has four trails and a road that allows the observation of the Panamanian rich vegetation and wildlife. The trails have different difficulties and hiking times ranging between 25 minutes to 2 hours.
Additionally, the park boasts two lookout points: Los Trinos lookout point – ideal for bird observation; and Cedar Hill lookout point – park’s highest point located at 150 meters above sea level and offering panoramic views of Panama City, the Panama Canal, the Bridge of the Americas, and some other attractions.