Things to Do in Panama City

Top Things to Do in Panama City

Things to Do in Panama City

Beyond touring the Panama Canal, don't miss must-sees like Casco Viejo and the Amador Causeway. Prefer a day out in nature? Head to Monkey Island and beyond.

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Top Attractions in Panama City

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What travelers are saying

  • Shellee
    Orange County, CA96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was better than expected. There were no lines to get in. The theater was a great temp. The food was good. We learned a lot.
    Written April 18, 2024
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  • William S
    Kobe, Japan1,295 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent 6 days in Casco Viejo during our time in Panama. It is a nice area with quite a few beautiful buildings, a wide variety of shops, some great restaurants and coffee shops, the Panama Canal Museum and plenty of old churches to visit. The streets are clean and safe and the neighbors are friendly. Prices are higher than some other parts of Panama but you get a nice atmosphere in return. I’d recommend staying here but, if you are housed elsewhere, it’s a great place to visit.
    Written April 15, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • NJFamilyAdventures
    Ontario, Canada142 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting to see the ships passing through the canal. The Imax movie gave a good overview, lovely views of Panama, and its air conditioning was welcome on a hot hot day.
    Written April 4, 2024
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  • Ferney
    Scottsdale, AZ159 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 March 13, 2024
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  • flo220
    New York City, NY334 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting museum in the old quarter of the city. Learned a lot about the history of the canal. Interesting artifacts. Most of the exhibits have English translations. We were there for a little over an hour.
    Written April 9, 2024
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  • Geo89_12
    Romeoville, IL509 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 March 13, 2024
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  • Jhon B
    Chicago, IL4 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 February 14, 2024
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  • lucycan
    San Diego, CA3,534 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 February 4, 2024
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  • Kpuolakanaho
    Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany14 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 March 25, 2024
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  • Adriana M
    Mexico City, Mexico79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent biodiversity museum, very interactive for kids, they loved it. Loved the fish tanks and the explanation of how Panama came to be
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • Marilyn E
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Once we headed in right direction, headed up stairs, it was an Easy climb, saw 6 sloths and beautiful views. Finish off with more stairs but worth the effort.
    Written April 3, 2024
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  • Silwen Plantijn
    Curaçao28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A sophysticated maal with well known affordable retailers to high end shops.
    Food court is desent with all the more well-known food chains.
    Written April 15, 2024
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