At the southern entrance of the Panama Canal is the Amador Causeway. This
beautiful and picturesque Causeway is lined with tropical palm trees. The
Causeway has magnificent views of the Canal and the Panama City skyline, was
built from excavated material during Canal construction.
It took 18 million yards of solid rock extracted from the famous Culebra or Gaillard
Cut of the Panama Canal to build this Causeway.
The Causeway was formerly part of a military base, which has been transformed
into a flourishing tourist attraction.
Great restaurants, hotels, marinas and a convention center provide an
infrastructure that is attracting ever-increasing tourism. Famous architect Frank
Gehry has designed a new art gallery which is currently under construction.
The causeway is also the home of the Marine Exhibition Center of the
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), where visitors can see and touch
exotic species of Panama's Caribbean and Pacific marine life, and learn about
The causeway is also popular with locals and tourists who want to enjoy fabulous
views of the Pacific Ocean.
We often stop for our customers to visit the new Artisan Market now located
indoors on the Amador Causeway. Shop for molas, baskets and other local
crafts by the Kuna and Embera indigenous peoples.