The Causeway Islands are a group of small islands (Naos, Culebra, Perico and Flamenco) located at the mouth of the Panama Canal. The islands are united with the City via the Amador Causeway, a two-mile stretch of breakwater, often referred to as Panama City’s Playground. And, believe me, it’s a real happenin’ place, particularly on the weekends. The ambiance is totally chill & relaxing, with lots of happy people enjoying the stunning views of the City laced with salty sea breezes. I especially loved watching families riding their bikes along the Causeway, and indulging in yummy Raspados at the shaved ice stands.
A pelican. 😀
Curious about the brightly colored structure in the upper left-hand corner of this collage? That is the Biomuseo, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry.
Alberto’s Cafe, one of several restaurants on Flamenco, features a first-rate view of the marina, and the Panama City skyline.
And here, in the photo on the right, we have a shark mounted on the deck of Restaurante El Muelle. And, I have to say, the only good shark is a stuffed shark. And even then, I don’t much care for it. lol
The Flamenco Marina.
Another pelican. 🙂
This pick & mix candy buffet (sweet Day!) is located within the Fuerte Amador Resort & Marina, and right next to the Amphora Duty Free store.
El Peñón de San Jose (translation: The Rock of San Jose). I think it looks like a mini Rock of Gibraltar.
Raspados are a sweet escape from the heat of Panama City, and something you cannot do without on your visit to the Causeway Islands. The “snow cone” is shaved by hand from a big block of ice, then flavored with whatever syrup you fancy most (strawberry for me!), and topped with sweetened condensed milk.
I hope you enjoyed this photo tour of the Causeway Islands! Have you been to Panama City before? What did you like best? What did you not like?