Take in the Best City and Canal Views From Cerro Ancon

Enjoy the best panoramic views of the capital and the Panama Canal from Ancon Hill, the highest point in Panama City. This hill is the remnant of the eroded core of an ancient volcano that served as a quarry during the construction of the Canal. Today, it is completely covered by the rainforest where keel-billed toucans (Ramphastos sulfuratus), green iguanas (Iguana iguana), geoffroy's tamarins (Saguinus geoffroyi) and Central American agoutis (Dasyprocta punctata) live. Sitting at its base since 1914, you’ll find the majestic Panama Canal Administration Building which is open to visitors. The summit, at 198 meters (650 feet) in elevation, is home to the largest flag in the country. It was installed there in 1979, to celebrate the treaty that returned the Canal Zone to Panama.

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More Stops Along Panama’s Green Heritage Experience

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