We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
1,045
All photos (1,045)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fish market”(68 reviews)
“cinta costera”(48 reviews)
“casco viejo”(79 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
87°
74°
Feb
87°
74°
Mar
87°
75°
Apr
Contact
Panama City, Panama
Website
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Panama City
from $30.00
More Info
from $125.00
More Info
from $200.00
More Info
from $33.00
More Info
Reviews (2,327)
Filter reviews
723 results
Traveler rating
373
243
91
13
3
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
373
243
91
13
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fish market cinta costera casco viejo walking path beautiful avenue nice walk great place to walk the pacific ocean beautiful area rent a bike old town ceviche panama canal traffic skyline exercise stroll
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 723 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was nice to walk among the joggers and people walking their dogs or going to the parks along the way with their children. It is lively.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Francine_B_1329512
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really big place , maybe a must to see in the city , but its complicated to walk and cross the street , as well due to the intence traffic its really noisy

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank guillaume_muller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

EN: A nice walk, if you need a break from the upbeat chaotic city. It's always nice to get some fresh air from the sea, and have a walk in the shades of the trees. Go there for a stroll, it's a nice break but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank veronicash1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed walking along the pedestrian-only walking track located between the roadway and the bay. The skyline views were quite impressive. I liked the fact that there were benches and shaded areas along the causeway path. There are several small parks that connect to AB and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always busy, always crowded--foreign drivers beware! Few if any traffic lights along this main road which splits in two...occasional u-turns and native pedestrians literally walking out into traffic to cross the road...not many secure points for walkers to cross...it would certainly help to know where...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank YkrsNative
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice area to walk or drive through slowly. If you’re a jogger then this is the place... refreshing! It’s several miles long and empties into the city proper and a variety of hotels and restaurants. In January of 2019, the Pope will visit so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank WhyAmIStillworking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love walking along the beautiful Avenue. There is play ground equipment for children and adults. Courts for every sport and open green space to throw a blanket out and relax. In the evening there are food vendors and all kinds of tourist friendly items...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dawn S
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Decided to take an evening stroll on December 26th. Place is very pretty and well kept with views of the ocean. Unfortunately for us, it was over crowded on the day after Christmas. This is a great place to walk, run, ride bicycles, scooters, etc.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MelindaB216
Reviewed January 13, 2019

Well maintained scenic coastal boulevard with a vast number of activities and street food. Frequently used for bigger events.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gandalf0801
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Taking the walk is well worth it in order to distance yourself from the wonderful skyline for a great picture!

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank WilliamThomas
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 112 nearby hotels
Centroamericano Hotel
335 reviews
.21 miles away
Hotel Roma Plaza
202 reviews
.30 miles away
Hotel Marparaiso
121 reviews
.33 miles away
Hotel Latino
43 reviews
.35 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,327 nearby restaurants
Restaurante Mon, Cocinas del Mundo
21 reviews
.16 miles away
Bazaar
49 reviews
.16 miles away
Da Stefano Trattoria
17 reviews
.15 miles away
Boulevard Balboa
138 reviews
.17 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 479 nearby attractions
Cinta Costera
1,613 reviews
.25 miles away
Weil Art Gallery
51 reviews
.61 miles away
Afro-Antillian Museum (Museo Afro Antillano de Panama )
24 reviews
.67 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Avenida Balboa staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Travel Forum Posts
hbr245b
New York City, New York
Crossing Avenida Balboa (5 Replies)
I will be in Panama City this weekend, staying at Hyatt Place on Calle Aquilino de la Guardia. I'm a keen runner. If I run along Calle Aquilino de la Guardia towards the sea, how easy is it to cross Avenida Balboa to get to the Cinta Costera running/cycling path?
February 16, 2017|
Response fromT V|
Easy! Just use the foot bridge in front of Parque Urraca assuming your running towards Casco Viejo. You could also just run across but I don't recommend it, especially if you're running remotely near rush hour. PS Run in the am or evening, you don't want to be out there midday! Travis
DW W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bayfront Tower (2 Replies)
Hi all, I'm looking at a short term rental in the Bayfront Tower (Avenida Balboa, Panama City). Is this in a good location for activities and is it a safe area? Any info about the building or area would be helpful. Thanks, Dean
May 20, 2015|
Response fromgb_williams|
It's in the financial district, which is a generally safe neighborhood. It's close to Cinta Costera, which has walking, running and bike paths. It's also close to Calle Uruguay which has a number of clubs. A long walk from there to supermarkets and the restaurants in El Cangrejo.
LN
Panama City, Panama
Panama’s biggest ever carnival exodus . (10 Replies)
Unreal!!!! Glad I was not on that highway! I hate traffic jams... From Newsroom Panama: Panama city recorded its biggest ever exodus of vehicles heading for the interior on Friday and Saturday, at the start of carnival. The national transport authority recorded nearly 40,000 vehicles passing through La Chorrera on Friday and more than 70,000 on Saturday, an overall increase of 40,000 over the record setting total in 2010. The authority reported few problems with the increase in...More
March 07, 2011|
Response fromazbuceadora|
And you're shocked--SHOCKED!--to find corruption and police ineptitude in a Latin American country. I'm sympathetic to your ordeal, but thousands of people visit Panama without incident. It seems your only agenda is posting a link to your blog, under two different user names.