Places of Interest
Bridge of the Americas
Spanning the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, this 5,007-foot- long arch bridge connects both North and South America and serves as an important part of the InterAmerican Highway.
Avenida Balboa / Coastal Belt
Running along the sea front from the entrance to Casco Antiguo to the shopping/residential district of Paitilla/Marbella, popular for walking and jogging.
Vasco Nuñez de Balboa Park
Paying tribute to Spanish adventurer Vasco Núñez de Balboa, this scenic park features a statue that depicts the explorer holding a Spanish flag in one hand and a sword in the other.
Six-block-long pedestrian mall that is lined with shops and restaurants.
Embera Indian Village
Visitors to the one of the authentic villages on the Chagres River have the opportunity to learn about the culture and society of the Embera Indians.
After Lake Mead, this is the world’s largest man-made lake. It forms the central part of the Panama Canal.
Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the numerous monkeys that inhabit it.
Featuring a small zoo and paved trails, this tropical botanical garden features Panama’s national bird, the Harpy Eagle.
Built between 1688 and 1796, this is a magnificent example of the religious colonial architecture of Panama.
Panama Canal Railway
This tour on the newly restored Panama Canal Railway, the western hemisphere’s first transcontinental railroad, follows the east bank of the canal, offering excellent views of the waterway and rainforests along its shoreline.