The Top 10 Things to See and Do in Amador, Panama City

Brittney Schering

The extraordinarily scenic Amador Causeway is in Amador at the southern entrance of the Panama Canal. It stretches nearly three kilometers into the Pacific Ocean. This majestic causeway features many tourist-related venues and activities including hotels, restaurants, and exercise trails.

1. Start with a Panamanian breakfast

© Swiss-cow / Flickr

The lovely restaurant called Mi Ranchito Restaurant is the perfect environment to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner for all who come hungry. They offer a menu of Panamanian dishes, with especially fresh, delectable seafood specialties at affordable prices.

Mi Ranchito Restaurant, Amador Causeway, Av Punta Culebra, Panama City, Panama, +507 228 4909

Breakfast | © Swiss-cow / Flickr

Rent a bike, scooter, or skates

The Amador Causeway is a beloved fitness zone for locals and visitors in Panama. Rent a bicycle to ride along the causeway. There are singular bikes available as well as options for the whole family to enjoy (up to four parties), and you can also rent scooters or inline skates.

2. Visit the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

At Punta Culebra, there is a Marine Exhibition Center where visitors can observe the wonders of the tropical environment and many different species that live and thrive in Panama.

Punta Culebra Nature Center, Panama City, Panama, +507 212 8793

3. Explore the Biomuseo


An incredible, interactive museum dedicated to the evolution of biodiversity as we know it, this Frank Gehry-designed museum is a spectacle not to be missed. Dedicate an afternoon to exploring its many, wonder-filled exhibits and learn a thing or two about how the world came to be all that it is today.

Biomuseo, Edificio 136, Calzada de Amador, Amador Causeway 136, Panama City, Panama, +507 830 6700

Biomuseo | © Editorpana / WikiCommons

4. View the America’s Bridge


At the start of the Amador Causeway, go behind the TGI Fridays Restaurant to get a fascinating view of the famous Puente de Las Americas, or America’s Bridge. This is a great photo op for those looking to capture a piece of Panama for their memory book.

Puente de Las Americas, Panama City, Panama

5. Take a beach break


La Playita is a bar and swimming pool at The Beach House, a small hotel between two islands—Isla Naos and Isla Perico. Revel in a day at the pool for a small fee, and if you time the tide right, enjoy the beach, too. Stick around to enjoy live music spun by a DJ when the sun goes down on weekends.

The Beach House, Panama City, Panama, +507 380 1200

Catch a unique happy hour

Be one of 14 passengers on DiabloCyclo, the MegaCycle that cruises the Amador Causeway by bicycle bus. Enjoy a beer and music as you ride along the gorgeous boardwalk on this unique scenic road in Panama.

6. Dine outside with the skyline


Have a great dining experience at Alberto’s. This Italian restaurant has indoor as well as outdoor seating with a fabulous backdrop of the Panama City skyline. For those who prefer a more meaty meal, Lenos y Carbon is another preferred restaurants on the causeway, and it is right next to Alberto’s.

Alberto’s, La Calzada de Amador, Isla Flamenco, Panama, +507 314 1134

Panama City | © tvshoppingpty/Pixabay

Shop along the promenade

The Amador Causeway boasts a great collection of shops along the promenade. Enjoy the beautiful view of the city and ships waiting to enter the canal as you pop in and out of everything from high end boutiques to signature souvenir shops for a bit of retail therapy unique to Panama.

Watch the setting sun

The Amador Causeway is a supreme destination for watching the setting sun. Take a walk, enjoy quality time winding down as day turns to night, and take in the beauty that surrounds the Amador Causeway. With a rich history and exhilarating beauty, this makes for a simple, yet romantic must during your time in Panama.

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