Top on the list of every visitor is the Panama Canal. It is the world renowned canal and is the number 1 tourist attraction for the country. It is also known as one of the wonders of the world. This is a terrific engineering feat and should never be missed. A visit to this canal is a worthwhile experience, being on a man-made wonder.
You can also stay at the Miraflores Locks where you can find the Panama Canal Visitors Center. Keep in mind to contact the visitors center if you want to know the best time to visit. You can also schedule or request a mini-cruise on the Panama Canal if you want to see ships passing through in action.
If you are a fan and so attracted and engrossed with the beauty of the canal and are interested in its history, you must pay a visit at Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum. It accounts and records the history of the famous canal which includes the planning and development and its edifice with the models/replicas of materials and machines used in its construction. The museum gives you an idea about its daily operation and shows you a detailed day to day process. It shows off its 4 storey building loaded with exhibits about the canal. Aside from the exhibits, it also has a theater where you can watch the movie about its making. Another attraction in this museum is its gift shop which has over the top items and not just the common and usual tourist items you find in most tourist stores. It also has a great restaurant on the site where you can sit back and relax and enjoy the scenery that overlooks the locks.
After checking the Miraflores Locks, another interesting place to pay a tour is the Amador Causeway. It is located in the southern entrance of the Panama Canal. It is another spot to get a fantastic view of the canal. The causeway is famous for its many tourist ends. Here you will find many hotels and restaurants and areas for all kinds of activities. This causeway connects several islands which provide a nice view of the city.
Make your Panama visit memorable by visiting this famous canal and its wonderful surroundings and bring home wonderful stories about the greatness of this man-made wonder.