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Panama Canal, Panama City

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A marvel of modern engineering, Panama Canal stretches for 77 km (48 mi) and links the Pacific with the Atlantic Ocean via the Caribbean Sea. France initiated the construction in 1888, and the United States completed it in 1914; today, it still ranks as one of the largest and most challenging projects of its kind. Over 14,000 vessels pass through the canal's three gravity-powered locks each year, avoiding the much longer route around the tip of South America. Be sure to admire the canal from both land and water--many local tour operators offer partial-transit cruises with complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off. Make Panama Canal a centerpiece of your Panama City vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Panama City trip builder.
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  • I loved seeing the Panama Canal but had no idea what a big tourist site it is. The place was mobbed, but it will still a great experience and there's a excellent museum too.  more »
  • Did not tour by boat through the lock, but drove the car along the Canal, and visited the Miraflores Locks. The channel is a channel, scenic not worth seeing. During my stay in the late afternoon (where actually much ship traffic should be) no ship in sight was unfortunately far and wide and a lock without lock traffic is simply boring. The Museum and the film were quite interesting. Overall, I found clearly covered the entrance fee with $15 per person.
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  • the work's most important engineering of the 20th century. The monitor gives visitation is good mui. Visitors are well received mui.
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  • The hotel is good. I went to Panama to do a training. I asked at reception but they did not know where to turn. I was suggested to take a taxi, but it was possible to walk.
  • I have been booking rooms at this hotel for the last 8 years. The hotel works for me because I mainly work near Boca. I have noticed the hotel quality overall has declined over time.The people at the front desk are not efficient nor friendly. I have asked for technical help at my room as the fire alarm was making noice all night and had to call again at least twice until someone helped me. The breakfast service is average, with no friendly staff. The dinner service takes forever as there are only two people dealing with all tables, with apparently is not enough. My review only purpose is to help them improve their service to the customer.
  • Great view and location, staff were a bit overwhelmed though when busy and check in took a long time
  • Righetti across the street from the Miraflores Visitor Center on the Canal
  • Outstanding service.I just came back from an amazing vacation in Panama - and a big part of the reason it was amazing was because I stayed at the Holiday Inn Panama Canal . From the minute we arrived, everyone was extremely friendly. everything is perfect.Location is amazing - we are walking distance from everything we needed like restaurants and shopping. Staff are on hand to help with chairs, drinks, lunch, or whatever else you might need. The pool is also awesome. I can't forget to mention here enjoying the panoramic view of The Panama Canal from room.I have already recommended this hotel to my friends, and I am looking forward to my next stay.