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Avenida Balboa

Address: Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #11 of 66 Attractions in Panama City
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks

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8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Traffic along the Avenida is noisy -- but the walking paths are safe and easy. There are even vendors right when you need them -- selling water and soft drinks. Pedestrian overpasses help make crossing the Avenida less stressful -- however, we just crossed carefully at grown level. Walked from the Financial District to Casco Viejo -- enjoying the highrises... More 

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Purrmerend
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62 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is good place to have a stroll of run along the waterside. So put on your walking shoes and soak in the view over the water and watch the birdies or stare at the skyline. Do bring an umbrella, because there is nowhere to hide in case of rain

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Berkeley, California
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62 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Lots to see and do, take a leisurely stroll down the aveneda and take in the sights and sounds. The decked out passenger buses are a real treat...not to be missed.

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south carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This place has a walking trail right along the canal. There are several children's play areas. It is a great place to hang out with the family.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We could get good views over it from the fish market area while walking towards Casco Viejo. Panama City's skyline is impressive. The mix between the modern and old architecture across the city is also very interesting.

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Peachland, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We rented a condo on Avenida Balboa and I wouldn't call it a tourist attraction. It is a very busy freeway along the bay which I guess is a nice drive with the city on one side and the bay on the other but it is not something I would go out of my way to see.

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Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Big city avenue with a lot of traffic. It has several areas where you can flip a U and try to get to the other side. Like all of Panama street signs and addresses are nonexistent. Best way to drive around Panama City is to be a descendant of a taxicab driver and all the information is preloaded in your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Panama City is a Big City. Avenida Balboa is a Big Avenue from a big city. By that I mean it can be hectic. I think there are other things to be seen and be done in town but for some reason it is worth the visit.

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Markham, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Well it's a busy road that runs through the ocean-side of the city. It has nice views of the city, particularly when using some of the pedestrian overpasses. However, it is noisy, and busy, and really not that much different than any other big city artery. I certainly wouldn't call this an attraction.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We walked over Balboa Avenida twice. This is very new looking, clean, and affords a great view of the high rise buildings in Panama. My recommendation is to walk with a cold bottle of water, both in the very early am and evening. During the day it is very hot and you sweat profusely, so wear a hat and good... More 

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