One of the things we enjoyed the most during our Panama City tour was the drive along the Amador Causeway, taking one away from the traffic and the hustle and bustle of the city. The Causeway connects four different small islands (Naos, Culebra, Perico and Flamenco) with Panama City and is unique in that the rocks used for building it were obtained from the Panama Canal excavation of the Culebra Cut.
Surrounded by water on both sides, the Causeway is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon walking, biking or driving along the Causeway. There are plenty of spots to sit down and enjoy the beauty of the location. The Biomuseo is situated along the Causeway as is the STRI (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute). Restaurants offering a variety of cuisine dot the causeway. We found Colombian, Peruvian, pizza, seafood, sushi lounge and a gelataria along the way.
Beyond the food, the area is also home to a couple of marinas and the cruise port terminal at the Flamenco Island Marina which appeared huge from the outside. Also from here departs the express ferry to Taboga island. The pathways on each side are wide enough to allow families to walk, rollerblade or bike.
The views from the Causeway are simply amazing and possibly, for me, the best part of the Causeway. From the skyscraper outline of the downtown area to the Bridge of the Americas to Ancon Hill, and the blue waters, one can take it all in from well designed view points.
Taxis ply often in the area and thus provide easy access to this part of town.
Be sure to enjoy a few hours enjoying the sights and sounds of the Amador Causeway next time you are in town.