After seeing the city buildings up close on my first day I wanted to see them from a far on my second day. So I went to a 654 foot hill called Ancon Hill. The view from the top of the hill was phenomenal! It was like I was on top of the world! I could see all the buildings in the city and the water bodies around it. I saw the Trump Ocean Club, the Revolution Tower, The Point, The Pearl Tower, and many other structures. The buildings were just as beautiful from afar. Besides admiring and taking hundreds of pictures of the amazing view, I also went for a hike through the paths and saw multiple animals. I was lucky enough to see one of my favourite animals, sloths, in its natural habitat. It was really fascinating! I also saw hawks, toucans, and very colourful butterflies. It was so neat to be surrounded by wildlife, but being able to see the city at the same time!
After Ancon Hill I headed to a restaurant steakhouse called Parrillada Martín Fierro. I was recommended to eat here while I was in Panama multiple times, so I decided to follow everyone's suggestion and have dinner here. The restaurant was very clean, family friendly, and the staff was great and kind. As for the food, the prices were quite reasonable and delicious. I had a medium-well steak, with a side of potatoes, and mixed vegetables. Just like everyone who recommended me to eat hear said, the steak was the best I ever had. It was perfectly cooked and seasoned and my side dishes really complimented the steak. It was great and I definitely recommend everyone to eat here at least once.
On my third day in Panama city I went to Comarca de Kuna Yala, which is made up of over 300 islands and beaches. The scenery was beyond beautiful and looked like a post card! The beach I went to was surrounded by tall, large palm trees and huts. The sand looked like white powder and the water was clear blue and had the perfect amount of waves. At the beach I was able to go on boat ride. It was very relaxing and calming.
After the beach I decided to take a peaceful walk along Avenida Balboa. This is a walkway right beside the ocean in Panama city. It has a spectacular view of all the buildings and the ocean. There were multiple restaurants, stores, and even a mall that were walking distance from the walkway. So, I ate dinner in one of the restaurants called Boulevard Balboa. The food there was so cheap, ranging from $3.00 to $10.00! It was unbelievable. I ordered a Cuban sandwich and coffee shake. They were both quite good. After dinner I shopped in the outdoor stores and the mall to buy some souvenirs for myself and for my friends and family back at home.