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Avenida Balboa

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Address: Panama City, Panama

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Modern city meets old

This is a well laid out route that connects the old historic city to the new. You can walk along part of it for wonderful skyline views.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This is a well laid out route that connects the old historic city to the new. You can walk along part of it for wonderful skyline views.

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New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

After countless taxis and traffic going up and down Cinta Costera I finally got to experience walking along the famed Avenue. It was filled with families and sports enthusiasts, young couples and even older ones holding hands strolling and enjoying the water's breeze with the city lights. It was wonderful and my only regret was not taking advantage of this... More 

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Brazil
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The view is gorgeous and really think it's a worth a walk or biking. They rent in the afternoons. I went in the morning, so that went wrong, but walking around was nice, too.

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Alberta
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were lucky enough to be staying just across the street from Avenida Balboa. It is a great place to walk and people watch. I couldn't believe how well used it is in the evening with people cycling, running, playing volleyball and basketball, or just enjoying the space with friends and family. There are plenty of overpasses for pedestrians to... More 

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Asia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
52 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This park has some of the best views of the old and new cities of Panama. If you like to take pano photos, then this is a place that you'll want to visit. There are plenty of places to relax, play or exercise. Locals flock to this area on the weekends and in the afternoons. The large boulevard/freeway next to... More 

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Punta Chame, Panama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

very busy street with lots of traffic and people both working and visiting... well kept ..clean area near the picture perfect panama skyline... again... to me..not much of an attraction unless you like scenery ..lots of walking..lots cars and taxi's and cycles riding in-between car and on the white line.!!! during xmas ..lots of xmas lights and statues ,,very pretty... More 

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Lake Tapps, WA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Too bad they won't make it a priority to stop dumping the sewerage into the bay...... SMELLS... locals call it S...t Creek

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Denver, Colorado
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41 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

You have to drive down Balboa to get a feel for the city. It's a wonderful us of reclaimed land. Be sure to park and walk up one of the overpasses to see marinas, traffic, architecture, and locals walking. A lot of fun.

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Vancouver Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Best place to get a photo of down town. The Fish market area (not confused with the fish market restaurant) is great on the west end. Lots of sea birds and we even saw a blue footed booby!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

You'll see a statute of Bolivar along the way. The water on one city and the very modern Panama City on the other. Locals walking along the sidewalks. Probably salsa music playing from your driver's radio which sets the mood. If you are on foot, don't try to cross the road. Use one of the overhead walkways. Lots of shopping,... More 

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