Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)

Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)

Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
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Located at the southern entrance of the Panama Canal and stretching nearly three kilometers into the Pacific Ocean, this popular causeway features many tourist-related venues and activities including hotels, restaurants, and jogging and biking trails.
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  • petrradl
    Cercany, Czech Republic6 contributions
    29th of November, the rain whole day
    The best thing in Panama in 12 days in November 22. The biggest eain what I have seen in 72 years. It was built by Americans before First World War. Also BioMuseun by Frank Gehry, but open just weekends.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 18 December 2022
  • Scott
    San Francisco, California5,245 contributions
    Hiding in plain site
    Although glaring obvious, this is a bit of a hidden gem that I discovered on the last day of my 5-day trip to Panama City. The BioMuseo (amazing natural history museum ) is the first thing you encounter when approaching this causeway. There are plenty of restaurants and random tourist attractions for kids. You'll find the largest concentration of ice cream, yogurt, and smoothie shops anywhere in Panama City.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 December 2022
  • MARCIA1965
    48 contributions
    2 days in Panama City
    Panama City is a city with a lot of inequality and sometimes you have to drive through a very poor quarter in order to reach your destination. But I think that visitinh the Canal is worth the trip. We also visited the Amador Causeway, that is very beautiful, and Casco Viejo, which I found was the best of the whole trip.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 January 2023
  • CS
    Brooklyn, New York13 contributions
    Beautiful Skyline and Harbor Views
    A great way to spend a few hours. Nice shopping, a beautiful view of the city skyline, and plenty of dine al fresco dining options. You can also rent bikes and other things from Burke's Bikes, which is a must do. Also, if you can get to the Monuments to the cultures, it is fascinating and beautiful. It was not on anything that i read about, as it is slightly out of the way, but easily visited by bike.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 6 February 2023
  • Saboom D
    Euless, Texas40 contributions
    Great view of Panama City
    Such a beautiful place to spend time by yourself/family/friends. The place offers tons of chairs for you to enjoy the view of downtown Panama City and Casco Viejo. The place felt pretty safe and there are a lot of options for food and drinks. There’s a park nearby with a playground for those who have kids. This would have been a five star review if trash weren’t littered on the sea floor. Otherwise, I had a relaxing time spending about an hour hanging out there after my excursion in Taboga Island.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 March 2023
  • KarenM1_10
    1,084 contributions
    Old and New City
    We stopped here on our cruise ship. Unfortunately, it was a Federal Holiday when we arrived so almost all the shops, restaurants and attractions were closed. We decided to take the Hop on Hop off bus to get a feel for the Old and New City. We got off the bus in the Old City and wandered around the area, had lunch, and visited a few shops that were open. Instead of taking the bus back to our cruise ship shuttle we decided to get a taxi (rates are negotiable). If we return, we would like to spend more time in the Old City. The New City is where all the larger buildings are located. There was a mall in that area, but there did not appear to be more to see in the way of sites there.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 25 May 2023
  • TJeinsteinwood
    Deal, United Kingdom388 contributions
    Great place to get away from the busy city
    Great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Fantastic sea breeze to help cool you down! Great to watch the ships pass by and see the Bridge of the Americas We visited in low season and restaurants don't open until after 10am - so don't go looking for an early breakfast! Lots of restaurants to choose from of varying price ranges. Street vendors, ice cream shops and lots of bike/scooter/trike hire shops! Lots of families go in the evenings as there are great things for children there. Paths and wide and marked with distances in both directions- split for pedestrians and bikes. Great views across the bay to the view of the new city. Bio museo and Punta Calebra on the causeway. Hop on/off buses stop here as well as local buses and the endless taxis looking for business who toot as they pass to see if you want them to stop. Loved watching the pelicans flying around and sitting on the docks. Great place to get away to - we stayed on the causeway and were glad we did so. If you walk down the Isla Flamenco you can see the cruise terminal and the Panama sign.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Nykei16
    Bridgetown, Barbados285 contributions
    A Great Escape
    Visited here on both my trips to Panama in August 2022 and August 2023. Loved the calmness and serenity of the area. Definitely gives a cool vibe and the area is kept very clean. My son very much enjoyed playing in the park. There are a few vendors around as well selling shaved ice and sausage skewers (I'm not sure of the correct name - I'm sorry!). This time around we also went to Panama Karting nearby which was lots of fun for my son. There's also an adult course as well. Also worth going all the way to the end by Flamenco Marina for photos by the Panama Sign.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 August 2023
  • USKosherTraveler
    Baltimore, Maryland68 contributions
    Amador Causeway - a must go simply to recharge and relax
    Panama City tourist need a quiet nearby place to escape from the city bustle. The causeway is the place to do it. Take a stroll along the waterfront, rent a bike or a scooter or something else to move around, take pictures of the ships waiting for their turn at the Canal, or take a picture simply with palm tree and ocean backdrops. We went twice.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 September 2023
  • foodie1
    8 contributions
    great way to spend a couple of days
    Spent most of our time on the main island enjoying the shops. walked easily to Flamengo Island too. Porkys Lobster is now closed. There is a liquor store (Felipe Moto) with better prices on alcohol by far than the little market on the main island. there were plenty of ubers and taxis available. the Biomuseum is only open on Saturday and Sunday currently. we had a great time here.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 November 2023
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foodie1
8 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Spent most of our time on the main island enjoying the shops. walked easily to Flamengo Island too. Porkys Lobster is now closed. There is a liquor store (Felipe Moto) with better prices on alcohol by far than the little market on the main island. there were plenty of ubers and taxis available. the Biomuseum is only open on Saturday and Sunday currently. we had a great time here.
Written 30 November 2023
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USKosherTraveler
Baltimore, MD68 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Panama City tourist need a quiet nearby place to escape from the city bustle. The causeway is the place to do it. Take a stroll along the waterfront, rent a bike or a scooter or something else to move around, take pictures of the ships waiting for their turn at the Canal, or take a picture simply with palm tree and ocean backdrops. We went twice.
Written 4 September 2023
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Nykei16
Bridgetown, Barbados285 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Visited here on both my trips to Panama in August 2022 and August 2023.
Loved the calmness and serenity of the area. Definitely gives a cool vibe and the area is kept very clean. My son very much enjoyed playing in the park.
There are a few vendors around as well selling shaved ice and sausage skewers (I'm not sure of the correct name - I'm sorry!).
This time around we also went to Panama Karting nearby which was lots of fun for my son. There's also an adult course as well.
Also worth going all the way to the end by Flamenco Marina for photos by the Panama Sign.
Written 19 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TJeinsteinwood
Deal, UK388 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
Great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Fantastic sea breeze to help cool you down! Great to watch the ships pass by and see the Bridge of the Americas

We visited in low season and restaurants don't open until after 10am - so don't go looking for an early breakfast! Lots of restaurants to choose from of varying price ranges. Street vendors, ice cream shops and lots of bike/scooter/trike hire shops! Lots of families go in the evenings as there are great things for children there.

Paths and wide and marked with distances in both directions- split for pedestrians and bikes.

Great views across the bay to the view of the new city. Bio museo and Punta Calebra on the causeway. Hop on/off buses stop here as well as local buses and the endless taxis looking for business who toot as they pass to see if you want them to stop.

Loved watching the pelicans flying around and sitting on the docks.

Great place to get away to - we stayed on the causeway and were glad we did so.

If you walk down the Isla Flamenco you can see the cruise terminal and the Panama sign.
Written 6 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MsKiesha
Alexandria, VA2,458 contributions
May 2023
Beautiful area, amazing views and so many things to do. Nice restaurants, music and stores. There were areas of quiet and areas where there were party buses too.
Written 28 May 2023
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan1,084 contributions
Jan 2023
We stopped here on our cruise ship. Unfortunately, it was a Federal Holiday when we arrived so almost all the shops, restaurants and attractions were closed. We decided to take the Hop on Hop off bus to get a feel for the Old and New City. We got off the bus in the Old City and wandered around the area, had lunch, and visited a few shops that were open. Instead of taking the bus back to our cruise ship shuttle we decided to get a taxi (rates are negotiable). If we return, we would like to spend more time in the Old City. The New City is where all the larger buildings are located. There was a mall in that area, but there did not appear to be more to see in the way of sites there.
Written 25 May 2023
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Diego de León
4 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
Do not come in peak hours. Traffic is horrible. I left my hotel in Cinta Costera at 7:30pm and took me 1 hour to get there. Now I’m mad and starving. Uber said it’d be 23 minutes ride.
Written 16 May 2023
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Thomas P
5 contributions
Apr 2023
Amador causeway is definitely worth visiting. Went twice, once on a private city tour and once on our own. Both times were very enjoyable. Actually saw a sloth in a tree at the Smithsonian Tropical Institute on first occasion there. Would definitely recommend going.
Written 10 May 2023
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Christinah525
Shirley, NY467 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Great experience. Approx 3.5 mile walk from beginning to end. A lot of restaurants. 2 panama signs. Take the hop on off bus its easier or a taxi if you dont want to walk.

A lot of photo opportunities. Also they have bike rentals inexpensive for an hour $10-$12 USD

Great restaurant by the Marina for chicken and fish fingers.
Written 16 April 2023
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Rochelle F
Randolph, NJ973 contributions
Jan 2023
Wonderful and long walk along the Causeway. The Panama City skyline is beautiful to see and you can stop at the Bio Museo as an outing. We walked one way and had lunch.
Written 29 March 2023
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