What to see in Panama City, Panama

Posted by on October 2, 2012

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You can take a city tour if you want to see different places in Panama City. It is better if there is a tour operator to help you so that you can manage your time in this historic city. In case you want to create an itinerary on your own then here are some things to do and places to see while you are in Panama.

Panama city

Panama city

 

Panama Canal

While you are experiencing the modern skyscraper city, you can visit the Panama Canal which will take you closer to nature. This one is seen at the Miraflores Visitor Center. You need about 20 minutes to arrive in this place from the Panama downtown. The place is more interesting than you see in pictures. There are interactive exhibits in the museums and there is also a film center found on the Canal building. This will help you become familiar with the history of the place. Prepare your $10 for the admission. You can have lunch at the popular Miraflores Restaurant. They serve the best authentic Panama dishes. The view is nice in the terrace because there are ships that are passing through the area. Above all, the meal is the highlight of your visit.

Miraflores visitor center

Miraflores visitor center

Panama Canal

Panama Canal

Cruise ships inside Panama Canal

Cruise ships inside Panama Canal

 

Casco Viejo

This place in Panama City is a world heritage site recorded by  UNESCO. You can take your stroll and admire the scenery. This tourist spot is about 341 years old and it is considered as an icon of the colonial sector. You will notice the history of Canal Era as you get to the place. There are also un-restored buildings which you can take photos off. You can check out the Havana night club and enjoy the night. This is where you can encounter local tourists.

Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo

 

Amador Causeway

You can go out your way to Amador Causeway. This place is a scenic one and you will see great backdrop for photos. If you are searching for a place with fresh air, then this is the best to go. The causeway function is to protect the breakwater from entering in the Panama Canal. If you love sea and the sun then this is surely a great place to see. There are jogging and bicycle paths for those who love to do outdoor activities.

Amador Causeway aerial view

Amador Causeway aerial view

Amador Causeway

Amador Causeway

Lastly, you should not forget to dine out if you are in Panama city. There are Latin American restaurants in Panama where you can have dinner. You should try ceviche, hojadras, ancocho soup and arroz con pollo as locals and tourists love these. You can also try your luck at a casino as there are quite a number of gambling facilities in the city.

Panama photo 1: Gabriel N, Panama photo 2: oxfordblues84, Panama photo 3: blueheronco, Panama photo 4: Jasperdo, Panama photo 5: Sam DC, Panama photo 6: elle_rigby, Panama photo 7: Bernai Velarde,

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