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“Beautiful History” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)

Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
Av Amador, Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #11 of 59 Attractions in Panama City
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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“Beautiful History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

So the Amador Causeway was created as a breakwater for the Panama Canal using the rocks excavated from the Canal. It is less than 4 miles long and connects four islands, Naos Island, Culebra Island, Perico Island and Flamenco Island. During World War II the islands were utilized by the US military as a post to protect against an attack on the Canal. In 1999 along with the Panama Canal the islands were turned over to the Republic of Panama as part of the Torrijos-Carter Treaty. Today the islands are a tourist attraction filled with restaurants, a couple of museums (under construction), rentals for pedi-bikes, scooters, tri-cycles, rollerblades and ferries to take you to Pearl Island and Taboga Island.
During our 1 month stay in Panama, we visited the Causeway twice. The first time we rented a pedi-bike, the second a scooter. The scooter was more fun and an hour rental was plenty to see it all.
The Causeway offers great views of Panama's skyline and perfect picture opportunities. The first time we ate at the Balboa Yacht Club (need a taxi to get there) and the second time at Mi Ranchito which is right on the Causeway and is an open air restaurant. I highly recommend their house special which is a seafood rice mix...muy delicioso!

Visited August 2013
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“A long way out...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

It is a typical coastal road which takes visitors out to the middle of Panama Harbor. The view looking back into town is cool. There are some open restaurants along the way worth stopping by to enjoy the view of Panama's skyline.

Visited August 2013
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“Long Walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We taxied out and walked part of the way back in the late afternoon. Good restaurants along the way, lovely view of Panama City.

Visited April 2013
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“nice walking area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

its a nice place to get a great view of panaca city sky line on one side and the entrance to the panana canal on the other side, There is also a good duty free shopping place and many restaurants and bars. I good hang out spot whether day or night

Visited July 2013
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“It's a street. You walk up and down it.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I've lived here since March and it's an interesting attraction on a weekend evening. Lots of locals walk, bike, rollerblade, etc. There are some decent restaurants along the way and if you walk down the end of the causeway to Flamenco marina, there's even more. But probably not worth doing more than once.

Visited August 2013
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