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We lived on Ave. Balboa for 6 weeks in Panama City. We like the area. Many restaurants within walking distance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
LindaB1947
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We lived on Ave. Balboa for 6 weeks in Panama City. We like the area. Many restaurants within walking distance.

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Depending on traffic it could be a nice drive along the shore of Panama City. It leads to Panama Vieja a very nice recently renovated old part of Town.

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great for walking, biking. Beautifully landscaped with various areas for activities. Ocean front/Bay walk

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Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well maintained avenue with nice park area dividing with Cinta Costera. Many nice buildings and restaurants.

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Tavernier, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed Avenue Balboa, albeit there is a mall and restaurants and shopping. To drive it is to endanger your life! On Sat the outside of the road is closed to traffic for bikers and on Sunday the same for runners. For tourists not knowing the area is is a nightmare to try and get back to your hotel in... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our driver took us by and let us take pictures. Slowed down and received a few honks, but heck they drive with one hand on the horn and one foot on the gas.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's beautiful on Sun. Part of Avenida is closed and you can see locals biking, roller skating. There are several bike rentals or rickshaw rentals, stalls selling food and drinks. A very pleasant experience. On weekdays much less. No rentals, food/drink stalls are fewer. The only drawback is that most of the benches are in full sun, no shade.

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Windsor, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a tour with a guide. Very nice. Go with a tour guide as they can tell you where you at and what you will be seeing. Very nice views from old Panama historic sisters to the views across of Panama City.

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and safe avenida for walking and exercising. A lot of people to look at and a great view. They also have a free "beach gym".

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very popular family park! It was amazing to see the skyline, see people running, and bike riding. It was a great place to see how the people of panama interact. It is also really close to the Fish Market/ Food spots.

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