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.

Avenida Central

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.

Gatun Lake

After Lake Mead, this is the world’s largest man-made lake. It forms the central part of the Panama Canal.

Monkey Island

Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the numerous monkeys that inhabit it.

Summit Gardens

Featuring a small zoo and paved trails, this tropical botanical garden features Panama’s national bird, the Harpy Eagle.

Metropolitan Cathedral

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.