Coming here from downtown Panama is about half an hour in taxi due to traffic and cost you about $10 to $12 depending on how you haggle with the driver. Bear in mind that most taxi's in Panama do pick up another passenger along the way. So you're not exclusively by yourself at least the fare is cheaper. The entrance fee for Mira Flores Locks is $8 that includes a museum tour and 3D shows which last 20minutes about the history and future of Panama Locks. I suggest to get there after 1300 as most ships pass after 1430 and the best day is Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday as passenger cruise ships are schedule to pass. It's thrilling to watch these cruise ships with their passenger taking photos of you and likewise. Of course cargo and tanker ships are exciting too. Unlike Gatun Locks this Miraflores Locks gets crowded with other onlookers/tourist so be ready to haggle for your space. Otherwise Gatun Locks in Colon is your option it's quiet, less crowded, and up close to ships cruising. I know this because I was there in Gatun. See my review on that one. Enjoy your stay here in Miraflores Locks.
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