Avenida Balboa

Avenida Balboa, Panama City: Address, Phone Number, Avenida Balboa Reviews: 4.5/5

Avenida Balboa
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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tyagi
New York City, NY382 contributions
May 2022
Designated bike lane next to the pedestrian lane. Great to run, walk, or ride along the ocean. Many shady places, with benches to stop and enjoy the views.
Written 9 May 2022
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Selena L
United States4 contributions
Apr 2022
I’m staying at Hilton hotel located over the balboa avenue and really like it here. In my opinion the most beautiful avenue in town, we’ll maintained and lighted.
Written 12 April 2022
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Kimberly H
Colorado313 contributions
Mar 2022
You will likely find yourself traveling on Balboa Ave more than once while visiting Panama City. It connects many of the major sights in the city. There are numerous shops and restaurants along this stretch. Those interested in running, cycling, or just spending time outside can be found here.
Written 24 March 2022
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Colmarink
Collingwood, Canada143 contributions
Feb 2022
Panama is both rich and poor culturally and financial and diversified ever way we enjoyed our visit here.. only issue it was too short!!
Written 18 February 2022
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Zeituni
Jerusalem, Israel1,666 contributions
Dec 2021
It is natural, that on arriving to Panama City we went to the ocean. But, except for a small part, all the Avenida is divided from the ocean by the wall, so you do not see much
Written 18 January 2022
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Jb degustador
Panama City, Panama95 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
I love to jog there on the weekends they close the whole street off for bicycles on Sundays pretty cool it’s Theres shops on the street to as well On way to Fish market to
Written 12 June 2021
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Pete S
Florida, NY456 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Stayed at Panamá Hilton on balboa ave. Beautiful views of the water and boats. On Sunday they close down the street for bicycles and walkers to exercise. Lot to do in area all within walking distance
Written 9 March 2021
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Richard M
Phoenix, AZ406 contributions
Mar 2021
How does one rate a street? Well, nice street with water on one side and skyscrapers on the other. If you go any place in the city, you will drive on Balboa.
Written 6 March 2021
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Les L
St. Petersburg, FL16,217 contributions
Mar 2020
If you're going almost anywhere in the CBD, you'll end up on Balboa. Parts of it are quite attractive with stunning views of the skyline.
Written 22 March 2020
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Craig A
South Carolina763 contributions
Feb 2020
We walked over to Balboa Avenue excited to wander along and explore what appeared to be a lovely water-front major avenue. Shops! Restaurants! It looks amazing in the photographs.

But we were very disappointed. As with much of Panama City - it looks way better from a distance. Know that the city is not very pedestrian friendly. Many downtown sidewalks are marked by ankle breaking holes, broken areas, and mismatched heights. One must be quite vigilant to walk the sidewalks even in the "nicer" areas.

Crossing a street is often a very risky thing. There are few traffic light crossings and where there's no light but a "cars must stop" cross walk painted on the street...well, many drivers ignore those "must stop" crossings. Watch-out!

Even when trying to cross a street filled with stopped cars, watch for the motor bikes roaring along in the gutter or between the stopped cars. Danger lurks everywhere.

Once you make your way to Balboa Avenue - we were disappointed by few restaurants and uninteresting shops. In all - we were very disappointed and cannot recommend this area despite the lovely-appearing photographs.
Written 19 March 2020
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