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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Locks for lunch at the restaurant. Great view and friendly staff. The history video was available in English and was very informative. As ships came through the locks there was live narration about the process and the history of the Aqua Clara...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank cranecross
Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

The view of the new locks are Amazing. Gardens are well kept nice to be able to view the ships going through and compare to our experience in the canal with the cruise ship.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PamLM
Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to the agua clara locks. There were few people and it is a great view of the new locks. There is a person there narrating everything you see in both English and Spanish, and they give you information about not...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JimR402
Reviewed 17 July 2019

We, were in colon shopping.we noticed the advertising signs for Canal visitor center Colon. We arrived at 330 pm .the entrance states open until 4pm. But the person Would not let us enter, as they stop selling tickets at 315pm Its 10 kilometre from Colon...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 444ipswich
Reviewed 11 July 2019

Our cruise ship was docking in Colon and we were excited to visit the Panama Canal. We booked an excursion thru the cruise line because Colon could be dangerous and very congested. It was best to not do it on our own. We were right...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 576karen
Reviewed 19 May 2019

Must see for anyone with more than a peripheral interest in the Canal. While the visitor platform does not seem to be as close to the locks as in Miraflores, the high elevation provides a good overview.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 11 May 2019 via mobile

We visited the Agua Clara locks of the Panama Canal in Colon. They did a great job with the visitor center and includes a short video of the construction project which was very well done. Definitely a must visit if you travel to Panama. Our...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mbald44
Reviewed 8 May 2019

Mirroring it’s Pacific-side (read: Miraflores) counterpart, the Agua Clara Locks are a result of the decade-long Panama Canal expansion project that began commercial operations in June of 2016. I visited the locks proper and the associated visitor center in the middle of a day-long tour...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 May 2019 via mobile

Highly recommend it. The engineering is spectacular and it is amazing to see ships maneuvering through the locks!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mchandra2201
Reviewed 20 April 2019

We got on a small van that drove us drove OVER the narrow lock (this road access is soon to be removed) to the Agua Clara Locks, the location of the new rolling gates on the Atlantic side. The Only other way to get to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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12 November 2018|
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
It would be much safer to book a trip with the cruise ship as there may not be any bus back and the taxi would be expensive. The trips that the various cruise ships do are good value generally. At the cruise terminal there... More
25 July 2018|
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Response from Susan T | Reviewed this property |
The experience at each is quite different, best is to do both (I was there in March). Miraflores has a big visitors center, with excellent historical exhibits and 2 viewing levels. You can spend a lot of time there. It is... More
18 March 2018|
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Response from Craig C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do as it is huge business $$$$