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Top Attractions in Panama

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What travellers are saying

  • robertmbb
    Magnolia, TX849 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you have an opportunity, try to at least cruise the canal into the Gatun lake. It was very busy when we went, however the cruise ships had the priority. This one of the great engineering and construction feats of the early 19th century.
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • JC R
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice place. Safe, well-kept, lots of stores (although pricy). Definitely tailored for the foreign, non-Spanish speaking visitor. Visit the Mercado de mariscos, one of the most worthy places in the area.
    Written 5 May 2024
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  • Marie G
    Temecula, CA235 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We very much enjoyed the IMAX movie on the canal. After, we were able to watch a ship going through a lock. The rest of the center is closed for refurbishment
    Written 19 May 2024
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  • Vanessa M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glitzy and touristy area, nice to take a stroll on the water. Go for a meal or a bike ride. It has a lovely view, but it's not actually very interesting. If you don't have much time, this isn't highly worth it in my opinion.
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • ava j
    Houston, TX3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is truly remarkable, offering a wealth of historical insight into the former US colony in Panama, famously known as the Canal Zone, and the fascinating history of the canal itself. I highly recommend it.
    Written 12 May 2024
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  • Geo89_12
    Romeoville, IL508 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took an evening stroll along the waterfront every evening, great place to take in the beauty of Panama. They also have dedicated bike paths for those who ride bikes.
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • Sylvia R
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is truly paradise. Stopped at 3 islands and a sand bar, very scenic, crystal blue water, kayaking, bars and fun in the sun
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Jhon B
    Chicago, IL3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This waterfront is absolutely amazing! It's got a dedicated area for people to walk, ride bicycles, play basketball, and so much more. And guess what? We were actually lucky enough to be there during a national festival (carnavales) where we got to enjoy live music and mingle with the locals. Talk about a unique experience!
    Written 14 February 2024
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  • todd l
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was the first activity our family did in Panama City. Wonderful in every way. Interesting for children and adults. Beautiful building. Great way to understand the natural and human history of Panama.
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • lucycan
    San Diego, CA3,490 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must see if you have the time. Board a boat and cruise around the lake / jungle where you will see ships, crocs, birds, monkeys and so much more.
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • Kpuolakanaho
    Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very beautiful nature and we managed to see a sloth, toucan and all sorts of animals in their natural habitat. Very clean from garbage and personnel friendly.
    Written 25 March 2024
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  • kathyh6642017
    Bellingham, WA107 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited this mall a couple of times as we used public transportation and the station is right across the street.
    Had a couple lunches in the food court. Service wasn't great but food okay.
    Went into numerous shops and the grocery store as well.
    It's cool/air conditioned, clean and modern. Toilets cost to use.
    It was very busy the times we were there.
    Written 28 February 2024
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