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Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)

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Address: Av Amador, Panama City, Panama
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Located at the southern entrance of the Panama Canal and stretching nearly...
Located at the southern entrance of the Panama Canal and stretching nearly three kilometers into the Pacific Ocean, this popular causeway features many tourist-related venues and activities including hotels, restaurants, and jogging and biking trails.
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This used to be my favorite place in Panama City... until the construction for extra lanes began. BEFORE> You used to be able to start a drive feeling you were driving on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This used to be my favorite place in Panama City... until the construction for extra lanes began. BEFORE> You used to be able to start a drive feeling you were driving on the ocean! Driving at a slow speed you could roll your window down and smell sea-air, your dog sticking the head out in the wind and admiring the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great views of the canal and the city from the causeway and a nice long walk with the breeze taking the sting out of the heat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

These islands were built from the digging out of the canal. They contain restaurants, bars, hotels, stores and a large marina. You can take a ferry out to some of the islands while passing large ships that are waiting to enter the Canal. Kind of fun to rent bikes or a "surrey" and ride around the Causeway. When you get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

In the day, you will be able to capture some great photos from the causeway, especially if the weather is clear (it never was for my visit, but during the dry season I'm sure it's brilliant). Hire bikes in Casco Viejo for an active afternoon. At night, the drive out to the islands is just beautiful. The causeway is really... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I've been on the Causeway many times but this trip really disappointed me. For whatever reason a tin wall has been erected most of the way from the biomuseum to the main parking lot and restaurant area. It totally blocks the gorgeous view of the city across the bay. Additionally the parking lot for the restaurants has gathered a lot... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you want to see "American strip mall shops and restaurants" then stay for a while. Otherwise, it's worth the short drive for the view and learning the history of the islands that the causeway links.

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

still in construction, expanding the road, so the view in some sports is blocked, but is still worth the drive, nice little shops and restaurants, great for a walk or riding a bike

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Myrtle Beach, Sc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

love the duty free shops and the food is great out there. just wish i could have had more time to spend out there. Has bio musuem that looked great.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Went there on a sunday morning by cab, there was no activity at all! We could not even see the city skyline! As it was boarded up along one side of the road. So it was a long walk back to the nearest bus stop, complete waste of the morning

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

the Amador Causeway is a great area to stay because it has beautiful views of the downtown, and your are surrounded by water. The canal is on one side, and the sea is on the other. Good restaurants, the fabulous Bio Museo, (which can take more than one day to see) and walking along the canal is very picturesque. Loved... More 

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