This 232 hectare space bordering the west part of Panama City is unique as it’s the only Central America tropical forest located within city limits. It’s an easy-access spot for city visitors to explore some of Panama’s native flora and fauna, but it doubles as a great running destination. There are four trails in the park, all of which are fairly well maintained and non-technical. The longest and most popular option is the ~2 km Sendero Cieneguita/Mono Titi Loop, which leads to panoramic views of the entire city. The shorter Sendero Momotides, Sendero El Robles, and Sendero Los Caobos can also be combined/added on for a loop up to 3 km. Run all the trails together for a nice ~5 km!
For more running in this area, we recommend the Camino de Cruces Trail in Soberanía National Park, which is adjacent to Metropolitan Park.
- Loops up to 5 km (3 miles)
- Rolling Hills
- Via Juan Pablo III
- Parque Metropolitano Bus Stop