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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • KarenM1_10
    1,084 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 Kingdom410 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
  • Jill
    New Jersey759 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful stroll!
    This is a lovely way to spend an hour or two. Enjoy the views of downtown Panama City as you walk along the water. There are some restrooms along the way and a few areas with shade. However, be prepared for a lot of sun (bring a hat or umbrella).
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 December 2023
  • Sue M
    Williamsburg, Virginia1,502 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Views
    We rode on the Amador causeway in order to get to the port to embark our ship and also visit Flamenco Island. It's quite a nicely finished area and looks much nicer than most of Panama City. Great views of ships lining up to head out to the Panama Canal.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 January 2024
  • Kari W
    Madison, Wisconsin6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty views
    Not a place to go early in the day….it was very quiet and not much open. We rented a double bike cart and had our own fun going up and down the causeway. Views are very pretty. Apparently it doesn’t get busy until around 5 pm.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 January 2024
  • kathyh6642017
    Bellingham, Washington103 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great scenic walk
    We walked the causeway several times. Do not do it mid-day...way too hot and sunny. Morning or evening is best. We walked from our room at the Radisson. It's along the water with sides for pedistrians and bikers. Very scenic along The Canal, with ships and boats. One can see the bridge as well. At the end, there is an amusement park, eateries, Panama sign for photos, and pedal rentals. We enjoyed it as not too long and beautiful.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 February 2024
  • Ferney
    Scottsdale, Arizona159 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun little "getaway"
    Very cool, quiet stretch of roadway located outside of the hustle and bustle of Panama City. We rented bikes from Burke's Bikes for an hour and a half for $10. This was the perfect amount of time to ride up and down the causeway enjoying the views.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 March 2024
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Ferney
Scottsdale, AZ159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Very cool, quiet stretch of roadway located outside of the hustle and bustle of Panama City. We rented bikes from Burke's Bikes for an hour and a half for $10. This was the perfect amount of time to ride up and down the causeway enjoying the views.
Written 13 March 2024
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Geo89_12
Romeoville, IL509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Great place for an afternoon of strolling shops, biking, taking in the views, and eating ice cream. Hop on Hop bus also stops here. Fun times!
Written 13 March 2024
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Scott
San Francisco, CA5,341 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
There's little reason to cross this causeway. This entire peninsula is a bit of a tourist trap. I say trap, because roads lead into parking lots that charge money but without any purpose. Two stars not one because at least there is some bicycling to be done. But you're essentially riding bikes on sidewalks.

And while you're on foot or on bike, watch out. There is zero traffic enforcement. Cars are speeding at almost triple the speed limit. Pedestrians do not have a chance, even in crosswalks.
Written 2 March 2024
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kathyh6642017
Bellingham, WA103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We walked the causeway several times. Do not do it mid-day...way too hot and sunny. Morning or evening is best. We walked from our room at the Radisson. It's along the water with sides for pedistrians and bikers. Very scenic along The Canal, with ships and boats. One can see the bridge as well.
At the end, there is an amusement park, eateries, Panama sign for photos, and pedal rentals.
We enjoyed it as not too long and beautiful.
Written 28 February 2024
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mdfloyd322
Scottsbluff, NE526 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We love the views of the city from the Causeway. Many things to see and do. Several good restaurants and a nice brewery. The bio-museum is worth the trip.
Written 26 February 2024
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Kari W
Madison, WI6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Not a place to go early in the day….it was very quiet and not much open. We rented a double bike cart and had our own fun going up and down the causeway. Views are very pretty. Apparently it doesn’t get busy until around 5 pm.
Written 24 January 2024
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MSM923
Lafayette Hill, PA161 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I have to say that the Amador overall is disappointing. There are very few shops so it isn't a great place to wander, and the whole feel of it is kind of like strip mall America. The causeway along the water is beautiful and a great place to walk or bike, but I wouldn't bother making the trip out for eating or drinking. In my opinion, if this area had a lot of cute shops to walk in and out of, it could be great.
Written 13 January 2024
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LVJ
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Good change of pace with excellent views of Downtown & Canal entrance. Many restaurants nearby but may need a taxi (cheap & plentiful).
Written 12 January 2024
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Camilo
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
If you really want to know the beauty of Panama, you’ll need to come to amador. Make sure to get a nice and fun go carts or scooters so you can explore the coast in your own way
Written 8 January 2024
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Sue M
Williamsburg, VA1,502 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We rode on the Amador causeway in order to get to the port to embark our ship and also visit Flamenco Island. It's quite a nicely finished area and looks much nicer than most of Panama City. Great views of ships lining up to head out to the Panama Canal.
Written 6 January 2024
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