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“I don't know what the big deal is...” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Avenida Balboa

Avenida Balboa
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Panama City Full Day Tour
Ranked #5 of 167 things to do in Panama City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“I don't know what the big deal is...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

I have no idea what the big deal is with this street.
Saw it on TripAdvisor, and went during the day, and it was nothing special.

Visited January 2013
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Panama City, Panama
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“A landmark.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

this one you cannot avoid. A must visit. You will cover the water front, banking area a some good restaurant at all prices. Also do not forget the malls.

Visited September 2012
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Omaha, Nebraska
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“A beautiful drive...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

Balboa Avenue is the most expensive mile of road in the world. Located along the Pacific Ocean, it has six lanes, a central island and two piers. It is approximately 3.5 km (2.17 miles) long. It has several beautiful statues, 'parks' and walking/running trails.

Visited December 2012
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“Cinto Costera”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

Avenida Balboa itself is not anything that special, but the Cinto Costera that runs parallel is a great place to walk, jog, or bike - an esplanade on the water. Of course Multicentro shopping mall is at one end if you like to shop the prices are great. At the other end in the Fish market - don't miss that, and there is a restaurant upstairs with good prices on fresh seafood. Nothing fancy but if you like to eat with the locals this is the place. Try the ceviche. And don't miss all the little stalls out back with cooked seafood and ceviches. Try a Respado at the entrance to the market - a snowcone with malted and sweet condensed milk - best dessert in Panama, especially on a hot day!

Visited December 2012
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“Avenida Balboa....an exciting place to walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

It is one of the main avenues of Panama City. Don't be afraid. Walk it. It is interesting and safe. It leads you to the heart of the city.

Visited December 2012
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