Panama City is a cruise port that is on most full transit Panama Canal cruises. It is a tender port of Fuentes Amador that can take you to Panama City. What is there to see in the cruise port of Panama City?
What to See in the Cruise Port of Panama City?
This port is a tender port and in the cruise terminal, there are a few restaurants/bars and a tax and duty-free shop.
There is a shuttle bus to a mall close by, but if you would like to see more in this cruise port go to Panama City.
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What to See in Panama City
From the cruise ship you can see the skyscrapers of Panama City, but to get closer to them you need to go on a tour or take a taxi there.
I went on a tour that took us to the city and to the colonial old town of Casco Antiguo.
Panama City is a city full of skyscrapers and many of these are banks and hotels.
Colonial Old Town
Further out of the city is the colourful colonial old town of Casco Antiguo that was founded in 1673.
This colonial town shows the beauty of how Panama once looked like.
Every building is no higher than two stories and each building is painted a different colour with colour contrasting doors and shutters.
From the old town, you can see the view of Panama city which are worlds apart.
The old town has narrow streets with all the colours of the rainbow. The paths are uneven so wear comfortable flat shoes.
In between the colours are the remains of St. Dominic’s Church that is famous for its flat arch still it standing.
Our tour guide told us that this church’s remains were instrumental to the Panama Canal building built in Panama and not neighbouring countries. This arch proved that Panama had stable land.
What to See in the Colonial Old Town
In the colonial old town, there are beautiful cathedrals, lovely shops, all different types of bars and restaurants.
We stopped for an iced coffee in our free time to take a seat and cool down!
The best part of the old town is looking and taking photos of the different architecture and the beautiful colours of the town.
- Weather: Hot and humid 17*C – 32*C year-round
- What to wear: It is hot, so wear lightweight loose clothing and sturdy shoes as there are uneven surfaces on the foot.
- What to bring: A bottle of water, a camera/phone, a fan and a hat.
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I hope this article has given you ideas for what to see in the cruise port of Panama City on your next Panama cruise.
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