Natural Park Metropolitan
Panama, Panama City

Metropolitan Natural Park, one of the few remaining sections of tropical dry forest on the Pacific coast, is located in Panama, within the city of Panama. The park was created in 1985 with the goal of preserving the unique ecosystem and biodiversity of the forest zone along the Panama Canal. The park covers an area of 232 hectares, which is a natural habitat for 284 species of trees and endemic species of orchids, 45 species of mammals, 254 species of birds, reptiles and amphibians. In the rainforest you can find two-fingered and three-fingered sloths, white-tailed deer, motley squirrel, coati, tamarines, howler monkey, arachnid monkey, agouti and ocelot. The world of birds is represented by many endemic species, there are blue-gray tanager, rainbow toucan, macaw parrots, yellow-faced Amazon, hawk and many others. Four tourist routes with signs and information plates are equipped for visitors to the park. From the observation deck of Cedar Hill II, located at an altitude of 150 meters above sea level, a magnificent view of the city of Panama, the islands of Naos, Flamenco, Taboguilla and Taboga opens, you can see the bridge of both Americas and the entrance to the Panama Canal. The shopping district of El Dorado and two National Parks located next to the Metropolitan can be seen from the Cedar Hill I observation platform, and birds are best seen from the Bird Trill site. In the Metropolitan Park, fascinating excursions are held, recreation areas are equipped, a gift shop is working.