It's not much of a tourist facility but is the canal after all which is an awesome sight. Avoid lunchtime as the actually stop operations for lunch.
But it was a fine visit anyway. They were playing with a vip group so there was some security bs but overall nice experience. Of note the restaurant there is not open for breakfast anymore.
Just what the books say about the canal. You must call 1st to find out what days they are expecting several ships to come through. Then just sit unspoiled by noise and traffic. Enjoy the history of an unforgettable experience. Don't be in a HURRY...just wait and see a few come through until you enjoy the dynamics. Enjoyed
Just a couple of tips - DO eat at the Mira Flores locks. We had the buffet lunch at the locks ($35/person) - well worth it - good food, great scenery! Visit the TOP floor of the museum - not always obvious for a great simulation and captains view of passage through the locks. Enjoy.
Most definitely a must if visiting Panama. How could you miss the Panama Canal, the engineering wonder that is still operating after more than 100 years? Fee to get in was $10/pp for the full experience with a 3D movie and $5/pp for no movie. We saw a HUGE ship go through, the announcers explain it all both in Spanish... More
Pretty cool to see. Stayed to watch a couple ships go through - informative with announcements in English in Spanish. Think it was 8.50/person for the full access pass including a 3D movie on the canal which we didn't stay for. Took a taxi from the City. $40 return plus tip and they will wait for you as long as... More
Visiting this architectural and engineering wonder is worth the time. Two hours (max) is ample to watch a vessel pass through (if you're lucky enough to time that right), tour the whole museum, and watch the short 10 minute movie. If you saw a vessel pass through the canal and understood the process, you can skip the movie. The museum... More
How can one be blasé about the Panama Canal? We spent our entire day from dawn to dusk in our aft cabin aboard the Legend of the Seas watching the locks open and close. Imagine a 100 plus year old technology operating like a Swiss watch. The views of the Panama rain forest are also beautiful. Soon the ships will... More
Is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You can go to Miraflores Locks Observation Deck where there are Panama Canal well train guides which will explain all in details, films, videos, arestaurant facing the canal so you can take wonderful photos.and a shop. The is also a terrace where you can see in detail how a ship transit... More
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