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Avenida Balboa

Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #13 of 58 attractions in Panama City
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Penonome, Panama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Be sure you get a good driver to show you through. Great place to visit and really puts you to consider city life if one could afford it.

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I discovered the walk on my way back from the Canal Museum in Old Town. Great day trip and I enjoyed creating photos all along my way. The fish market provided great seafood with many stalls selling fish from their back prep rooms which accept fish right off the dock. Can't get any fresher than that! Langestino, shrimp, lobster, clams,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Good selection of hotels, apartments and restaurants in the area. Close to shops. Nice views, right on the ocean. Good place to be as easy to get to everywhere in Panama from here.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Its the principal avenue on Panama City, you can avoid to transit through balboa if you want to visit the city.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

When I arrived in Panama City, I walked down a path along the ocean next to Avenida Balboa. It was very hot and humid but vendors sell water and soda all along the path. Make sure you have small bills because they cannot make change for a $20 and sometimes not even a 10. During the walk you can look... More

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Ecru, Ms
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

You have everything. The shopping centers are amazing, great variety, restaurants from all over the world, casinos, everything!!!!!

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Panama City, Panama
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Perhaps one of the greatest overhauls Panama city has had over the years has been the transformation of the former Balboa Avenue to the three (3) phases of the new Coastal Strip (Cinta Costera). The old sights of the former Balboa Avenue are mostly there,the marinas -now there are a few more- the view to the bay and the status... More

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Hell, Norway
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125 reviews 125 reviews
52 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This is a farily new new feature in the city. Amazing project really from Odebrecht. People go to Balboa for lots of reason on the weekend and for running. I am a runner, I tried but it's pretty painful, too humid. If you have kids, I guess taking them there is good, lots of grass and parks, but HOT.... The... More

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Portland, Maine
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150 reviews 150 reviews
71 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Panama City has one of the best sky lines, and this is the prefect way to take it in. The paths are wide and clean. The landscaping is done very well. Really, this is quite a nice walk to do. All of the skyscrapers are on show. The water is right along the other side of the path.

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Union, New Jersey
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198 reviews 198 reviews
64 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

A drive down Avenida Balboa around 12:30 on Monday wasn't a great idea. Lots of traffic. Although an evening drive down was rather pleasant offering nice views of the water. Lots of people out for an evening walk. Nice views of the office buildings in the nights sky.

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