Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)

Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)

Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
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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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • TJeinsteinwood
    Deal, United Kingdom885 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to get away from the busy city
    Great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Fantastic sea breeze to help cool you down! Great to watch the ships pass by and see the Bridge of the Americas We visited in low season and restaurants don't open until after 10am - so don't go looking for an early breakfast! Lots of restaurants to choose from of varying price ranges. Street vendors, ice cream shops and lots of bike/scooter/trike hire shops! Lots of families go in the evenings as there are great things for children there. Paths and wide and marked with distances in both directions- split for pedestrians and bikes. Great views across the bay to the view of the new city. Bio museo and Punta Calebra on the causeway. Hop on/off buses stop here as well as local buses and the endless taxis looking for business who toot as they pass to see if you want them to stop. Loved watching the pelicans flying around and sitting on the docks. Great place to get away to - we stayed on the causeway and were glad we did so. If you walk down the Isla Flamenco you can see the cruise terminal and the Panama sign.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Nykei16
    Bridgetown, Barbados285 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Great Escape
    Visited here on both my trips to Panama in August 2022 and August 2023. Loved the calmness and serenity of the area. Definitely gives a cool vibe and the area is kept very clean. My son very much enjoyed playing in the park. There are a few vendors around as well selling shaved ice and sausage skewers (I'm not sure of the correct name - I'm sorry!). This time around we also went to Panama Karting nearby which was lots of fun for my son. There's also an adult course as well. Also worth going all the way to the end by Flamenco Marina for photos by the Panama Sign.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 19, 2023
  • USKosherTraveler
    Baltimore, Maryland63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amador Causeway - a must go simply to recharge and relax
    Panama City tourist need a quiet nearby place to escape from the city bustle. The causeway is the place to do it. Take a stroll along the waterfront, rent a bike or a scooter or something else to move around, take pictures of the ships waiting for their turn at the Canal, or take a picture simply with palm tree and ocean backdrops. We went twice.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 4, 2023
  • foodie1
    21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    great way to spend a couple of days
    Spent most of our time on the main island enjoying the shops. walked easily to Flamengo Island too. Porkys Lobster is now closed. There is a liquor store (Felipe Moto) with better prices on alcohol by far than the little market on the main island. there were plenty of ubers and taxis available. the Biomuseum is only open on Saturday and Sunday currently. we had a great time here.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 30, 2023
  • Jill
    New Jersey744 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful stroll!
    This is a lovely way to spend an hour or two. Enjoy the views of downtown Panama City as you walk along the water. There are some restrooms along the way and a few areas with shade. However, be prepared for a lot of sun (bring a hat or umbrella).
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 21, 2023
  • Sue M
    Williamsburg, Virginia1,516 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Views
    We rode on the Amador causeway in order to get to the port to embark our ship and also visit Flamenco Island. It's quite a nicely finished area and looks much nicer than most of Panama City. Great views of ships lining up to head out to the Panama Canal.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 6, 2024
  • Kari W
    Madison, Wisconsin6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty views
    Not a place to go early in the day….it was very quiet and not much open. We rented a double bike cart and had our own fun going up and down the causeway. Views are very pretty. Apparently it doesn’t get busy until around 5 pm.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 24, 2024
  • kathyh6642017
    Bellingham, Washington107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great scenic walk
    We walked the causeway several times. Do not do it mid-day...way too hot and sunny. Morning or evening is best. We walked from our room at the Radisson. It's along the water with sides for pedistrians and bikers. Very scenic along The Canal, with ships and boats. One can see the bridge as well. At the end, there is an amusement park, eateries, Panama sign for photos, and pedal rentals. We enjoyed it as not too long and beautiful.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 28, 2024
  • Ferney
    Scottsdale, Arizona161 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun little "getaway"
    Very cool, quiet stretch of roadway located outside of the hustle and bustle of Panama City. We rented bikes from Burke's Bikes for an hour and a half for $10. This was the perfect amount of time to ride up and down the causeway enjoying the views.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 13, 2024
  • Vanessa M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shop, bike, eat on the water
    Glitzy and touristy area, nice to take a stroll on the water. Go for a meal or a bike ride. It has a lovely view, but it's not actually very interesting. If you don't have much time, this isn't highly worth it in my opinion.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 29, 2024
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loridharland
Brandon, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A must see when visiting Panama. The Amador is a great walk/bike or drive with amazing views of Panama City and ocean. Multiple restaurants, shops and breath taking vistas are all within reach and a treat for the senses. Rent a bike and cruise the Causeway, grab an ice cream cone and watch the ships sail by. What could be better?
Written March 5, 2020
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the_finchley_lees
London, UK889 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We started at bio museum and walked up one side to Naos, had lunch and walked back the other side. Pelicans, frigates, vultures, and more. The view of Panama City is second to none. The other side offers a different view with shipping traffic and islands and lush land in the distance. So good. Recommend you keep walking along canal pathway and walk round free gardens of bio museum and onto Balboa yacht club for a snack or drink.
Written January 2, 2020
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Vladimiramirela
Mississauga, Canada1,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We passed a few times by car on Amador Causeway and have been explained by our guide that is was built between the land and the group of small islands, using the materials escavated from the Panama Canal. Even though it is not a unique project as such, it is still impressive. The final result is a long, elegant road, uniting Panama City to the Naos, Perico and Flamenco islands. People walk it, bike it, or simply drive over to the marina and the tourist resort and shopping, far on the water.
Written January 16, 2020
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foodie1
21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Spent most of our time on the main island enjoying the shops. walked easily to Flamengo Island too. Porkys Lobster is now closed. There is a liquor store (Felipe Moto) with better prices on alcohol by far than the little market on the main island. there were plenty of ubers and taxis available. the Biomuseum is only open on Saturday and Sunday currently. we had a great time here.
Written November 30, 2023
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Sophie
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
If you can do to the Amador Causeway, you will be able to see the city of Panama landscape...A view to die for! Great place to take photos, walk, bike, go to a bar or restaurant. It is absolutely beautiful.
Written January 5, 2020
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Michelle T
New York City, NY658 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The Causeway is a really great place to walk or bike. However, do not try to walk from the BioMuseo to all the restaurants - you'll die.

There is no shade on the Causeway except for some palm trees, so it does get quite sunny during the day. Thankfully, since it's right by the ocean, it is very breezy and not hot at all. We walked for about 30 minutes before calling it quits, but you can really have a leisurely stroll here.

We picked up an Uber halfway to the restaurants and it cost about like $3. You can rent bikes at the beginning (basically don't do what we did and try to walk from the "end").

You also get really amazing views of both the ocean and the city.
Written September 17, 2022
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our56
Melbourne, Australia520 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
This was the last part of our tour and it was so relaxing to just look out and see all the boats on the water and just how well maintained all the lawns and gardens along the way were maintained. There are many cafes and restaurant along the way and also the marina has stores and places to eat to. It's probably nice to hire a bike and ride along here but for us we had to be happy with our bus ride which I must say was going a slow I guess as practible. I can only review this as I saw it on a beautiful sunny warm day. Worth a look.
Written April 6, 2020
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Georgie_Fen
Hong Kong, China244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
The old town disappointed, so I came down here for a bit of fresh air. I pitched up by the BioDiv Museum and found a scooter for rent, and the next thing I’m flying down the sidewalk with the wind in my hair and taking in the amazing views. Felt so refreshing! Would highly recommend here for anyone looking for a solid scenic run without too much human traffic.
Written January 21, 2022
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Scott
San Francisco, CA6,468 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Although glaring obvious, this is a bit of a hidden gem that I discovered on the last day of my 5-day trip to Panama City. The BioMuseo (amazing natural history museum ) is the first thing you encounter when approaching this causeway. There are plenty of restaurants and random tourist attractions for kids. You'll find the largest concentration of ice cream, yogurt, and smoothie shops anywhere in Panama City.
Written December 19, 2022
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Dale H
Osoyoos, Canada481 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
There are several places to stop and take pictures along this roadway. You will see the PANAMA sign, the Bridge Of The Americas, The Bio Museum, The city skyline of Panama City, and of course the ocean and lots of ocean going vessels amoung other things. Restaurants abound. Rent a bicycle. Walk through the parks along the way. This causeway was built with the diggings from the construction of the canal. It projects over a kilometer into the ocean and connects some preexisting islands. A fun way to spend a few hours.
Written March 8, 2022
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