Visit the Panama Canal and other top attractions
Known for its pristine beaches, amazing architecture and excellent shopping, Panama City, Panama offers visitors opportunities to create lifelong memories. With Radisson Hotel Panama Canal as your home base, you are within sight of the Bridge of the Americas and the famous Panama Canal, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. You can visit Casco Viejo, home to restaurants, historic buildings and the Panama Canal Museum, or pick up unique souvenirs at the Arts and Crafts Market - Balboa or the Flamingo Center. If you want to explore Panama’s attractions, we are minutes away from the National Bus Terminal, Panama Canal Railway and National Piers.
- Amador Causeway (within walking distance)
Constructed from rock excavated during the construction of the Panama Canal, the Amador Causeway connects three islands to the mainland. Walk the length of the roadway that offers amazing views of the Panama City skyline and the Bridge of the Americas. You can also bike the causeway and enjoy breathtaking sunsets.
- Biomuseo (1.1 miles)
Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Biomuseo is his only work in Latin America and the tropics. The building was designed to tell the story of how the isthmus of Panama rose from the sea, uniting two continents, separating a vast ocean in two, and changing the planet’s biodiversity forever.
- Mi Pueblito (1.6 miles)
Let a tour guide take you through this mock village that features life-size reproductions of Indian, Spaniard and Afro-Antillean towns in Panama.
- Punta Culebra Nature Center (3 miles)
Learn more about Panama's aquatic environment at the Punta Culebra Nature Center, a Smithsonian institution with a touching pool and an array of marine exhibits, including a turtle and shark pool. You can also hike two trails across a tropical dry forest.
- Casco Viejo (Old Quarters of Panama) (4 miles)
Spend the day exploring the restaurants, museums and historic buildings of Casco Viejo, also known as the Old Quarters of Panama.
- Miraflores Visitors Center (6.2 miles)
For a thorough and educational look at the Panama Canal, stop by this visitors center to hear about the history of the canal's construction, its participation in world markets and the importance of its watershed.
- Arts and Crafts Market - Balboa (1.4 miles)
Discover indigenous arts and crafts at this marketplace, where you can search for one-of-a-kind trinkets to take home.
- Albrook Mall (2.9 miles)
Find the perfect outfit for a night out at Central America’s largest shopping mall. Albrook covers 100,000 square meters and includes three food courts, a casino, a bowling alley and a movie complex.
- Flamingo Shopping Plaza (3.5 miles)
Once you've browsed the stores at the Flamingo Shopping Plaza, take time to enjoy the local cuisine and international restaurants on site.
- AltaPlaza Mall (8.3 miles)
Add to your wardrobe at this nearby modern mall, where you can grab a bite to eat or play casino games after a day of shopping.
Business and higher education:
- Amador Convention Center (within walking distance)
Opening in December 2018, this new national convention center is located two blocks away from the hotel. Its 30,000 square meters of space will accommodate up to 25,000 people for meetings and exhibitions.
- Panama Canal (2.4 miles)
The Panama Canal administrative building and many other offices are minutes away from the hotel.
- Bank District (5.3 miles)
Business travelers appreciate being just minutes from this financial area, home to 75 local and international banks.
- City of Knowledge (6.1 miles)
Combining education, research and innovation, this government-sponsored complex is made up of a cluster of universities, scientific research centers, businesses and international organizations.
- Florida State University-Panama (6.4 miles)
A branch of Florida State University, this campus offers associate's and bachelor's degrees and an attractive location near tropical forests and beautiful beaches.
- Panama Pacifico (7 miles)
Panama Pacifico is a mixed-use development district along the banks of the Panama Canal. It’s home to more than 100 national and multinational companies like Dell, 3M Latin America, FedEx and HP.
- Pier to the islands (within walking distance)
Two nearby piers offer transportation to Pearl Islands and Taboga Island. Additionally, all Panama Canal transit sea tours depart from these piers.
- Bridge of the Americas (1.7 miles)
Spanning the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, this extraordinary structure connects North and South America. Get a good view of the bridge from most of the hotel's rooms.
- National Bus Station (3 miles)
Catch a bus into and out of Panama at this station next to Albrook Mall.
- Albrook "Marcos A. Gelabert" International Airport (PAC) (3.2 miles)
This airport provides flights for domestic travel to Bocas del Toro, Chiriquí and other locations.
- Panama Canal Railway Company (4.3 miles)
This renovated railroad, the first transcontinental railway, connects the Pacific (Panama City) with the Atlantic (City of Colón).
- Panamá Pacífico International Airport (BLB) (6.7 miles)
VivaColombia and Wingo airlines arrive and depart from this airport.
- Corredor Norte (highway to Colón city) (13.1 miles)
This highway will take you to the city of Colón, in the Atlantic part of Panama. Attractions include the Colón Free Trade Zone and the Agua Clara Visitors Center at the Panama Canal.
- Tocumen International Airport (PTY) (24 miles)
Panama's main international airport offers flights to and from North, South and Central America and Europe.