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The center is worth the visit if one happens to be there when ships come through either early morning or early afternoon as one can see the whole transit process first hand. There is a short film shown at regular intervals giving a bit of...More
If you are unlucky enough to get there when there are no ships passing through the locks (as I was), this is a total waste of time, money and energy.
Taxis from the city are about $6 to $16 dollars each way (depending on the...More
A beautiful way to learn about the canal, its history and future. Well worth the price and worth a mi ilumina of two hours. Go in the morning as ships are passing from the Pacific towards the Atlantic at that time.
so very interesting to see how the system works up close and with someone explaining things.
I went to the restaurant on the top floor, just above the information centre and was able to get a railing table. the tables felt so close to the...More
Visited the Miraflores before the Gatun Lake locks and I am glad I did. The Locks in Colon allows a much more close up experience but if seen by itself the Miraflores is great. Plenty of phot opportunities but be warned it is very crowded....More
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I find your question a little confusing ??do you want to go to the visitors center and see the Mira Flores locks and also experience the ride thru the locks and canal. I was only there once but we used the hop on /off... More
I find your question a little confusing ??do you want to go to the visitors center and see the Mira Flores locks and also experience the ride thru the locks and canal. I was only there once but we used the hop on /off bus($34 for one day/$37 for two days) to see most of panama city. You can check their routing and see if it suits you)The Maria Flores has a small museum($) and a grandstand to view ships going thru the Locks. I (and my wife)found the old city very interesting using the self walking guide. Taxi's are very reasonable and everyone uses American $$.