Canal de Panama
Canal de Panama
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Sue M
Williamsburg, VA1,501 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The best way to see the Panama Canal is to do a full transit. We chose to transit from Panama headed toward Colon and the Caribbean.
Written 7 January 2024
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA6,625 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
One of the main reasons to visit this region. Legendary structure of great benefit to the world economy.

Only real way to experience is to cruise through.
Written 30 December 2022
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Les L
St. Petersburg, FL16,218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
For geeks, the canal is a treasure. Learning about its building and operation is fascinating and really puts a context around canal-viewing.
Written 22 March 2020
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WhiteMouseBurrow
Moscow, Russia2,343 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The locks on the Channel closest to the capital are Miraflores locks. A noisy crowd watches the passage of another ship through the gateways, and nearby there is an interesting museum that is worth a visit.
Written 13 March 2020
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twoGeminis
Toronto25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Visiting the Canal is an amazing experience. It is a "must see" for anyone visiting Panama. If your time is limited, at least visit the Miraflores Visitors Centre where you can watch boats going through the Miraflores lock into the Pacific Ocean. You can even watch the locks while enjoying lunch or dinner in their restaurant.
But if you have 6 or 7 hours, take a boat trip through the Canal to gain first hand experience of how they operate. Considering the same locks have been in use for over 100 years, it is an engineering feat beyond one's imagination.
Written 12 March 2020
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When-on-me-travels
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,371 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
You'll end up going just because you're in Panama but it's pretty average viewing. Most interesting part was my Uber driver telling me stories about living in Panama City.
Written 9 March 2020
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CharlieinTexas
Austin, TX3,991 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Seems like this is a duplicate entry. But, as I’ve indicated elsewhere, this is a must see wow in Panama City. Engineering marvel. Entrance fee includes the exhibition. There’s also a restaurant gift shop. But, the reason you come here is to watch the ships pass through the locks.
Written 26 February 2020
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The mind of a traveler
781 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
There is not Panama without thinking on this place. The entrance fee is very expensive $20 plus the transport to get there and to come back so around $5 more per way.
The entrance includes the visit to the museum what is nice and a movie exhibition that doesn’t talk about the canal.
You have to be also lucky to arrive in the right moment otherwise you can be long there until a boat crosses, specially in your side (what is nicer than in front).
Written 11 March 2019
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Ole D
Kansas City, MO1,553 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Just OK explanation of Panama Canal. The locks are a great engineering accomplishment but the presentation, explanation and short video is insufficient. A top of hill overlook is inadequate and overpriced.
Written 19 February 2019
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Aneth A
Muscat, Oman29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Extraordinary visit to the Cocoli locks, part of the Canal expansion to host post-panamax ships. We had the opportunity to see two liquified gas cargo ships; what an amazing experience to witness the ingenuity and cleverness on how to use our world's resources for the betterness of humanity.
Written 29 December 2018
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