Fuerte Amador (Amador Causeway), located at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal is an artificial peninsula jutting out into the Pacific from Balboa that connects three small islands to the mainland. It is now a popular tourism complex where local city dwellers enjoy outdoor activities and the incredible view of the Panama City skyline and on the other side, the ships entering the Panama Canal. It is separated from Panama City by Ancon Hill.
Things to See and Do
* Causeway Islands
* Panama City and Panama Canal
* Miraflores Locks
* Americas Bridge
* Bocas del Toro Research Station
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Balboa, U.S. dollar (PAB, USD)
Language – Spanish
Population – 820,000 approx (Panama City)
Land Area - 275 km2 (Panama City)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – +507
Port Location – Cruise ships dock at the Flamenco Island Marina, located on the Amador Causeway.
Travel Links – International flights to Panama arrive at Tocumen International Airport (PTY), which lies about 20 miles east of Panama City (from all countries) or David Airport (from Costa Rica in AirPanama).