Panama City is the capital of Panama consisting of 3 districts ~ historic, rebuilt, and modern. The Panama Canal is a man made wonder of the world and a must do: Panama Canal ~ Partial Transit. I didn’t know what to expect in Panama other than the Panama Canal and it quickly became a favourite country.
Cinta Costera Viaduct
The Cinta Costera (Coastal Beltway) is a 7 km public recreation area that runs along Panama Bay and includes gardens, bike lanes, sports fields, lookouts and restaurants. It begins in the heart of the city in the Paitilla neighborhood and ends in the Casco Antiguo.
The rock extracted when the Panama Canal was being built between 1904 to 1914 was used to build the causeway. The road extends out into the Pacific Ocean, linking the mainland with the islands of Naos, Perico and Flamenco.
Watching the pelicans was a privilege!
Food & Drinks
Two places stand out ~ the Red Ocean Cevicheria Bar and Leños Y Carbón. I tried ceviche for the first time at the Red Ocean and we had Noel as our server many times. We walked the Amador Causeway twice to eat at Leños Y Carbón and have steak (wagyu beef) and seafood. Food everywhere was delicious.
New Year’s Eve Celebration
I have never seen a better fireworks display than in Panama City. The rooftop at the hostel had a party and it was fun!!
Out & About
Jackie is “Mom” to one amazing son, an IT professional and an obsessed traveller. She spends her time reading, golfing at Ladies League and implementing software projects. Jackie has travelled to all 7 continents and 90 countries and is always planning the next destination and adventure!