Explore a variety of things to do near the Panama Canal

You’ll discover a world of things to do within minutes of Radisson Hotel Panama Canal—from marveling at one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World to shopping at the largest mall in Latin America. For a taste of local culture, spend the morning touring the Panama Canal Museum and then head to a nearby beach for an afternoon of playing in the surf. Want a souvenir to take home? The Mercado de Artesanías de Balboa is a perfect spot to pick up artisanal creations, including natural fiber baskets, handmade dolls, and Guna Yala molas. Before retiring to your room or suite, take an evening walk or bike ride along the Amador Causeway for inspiring views of the Bridge of the Americas. If you're not ready to stop there, you can ride down to Fuerte Amador to browse the shops and watch the cruise ships. Conventions and expos at the Panama Convention Center are also less than a mile away.

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Mi Pueblito

1.12 mi / 1.8 km from the hotel
Located at the bottom of Ancon Hill, this educational attraction provides a glimpse into the history of Panama with traditional thatched houses and authentic dining options.

Panama Convention Center

0.58 mi / 0.93 km from the hotel
Boasting a unique, avant-garde design and the latest technology for conferences and exhibitions, the 63,000-square-meter Panama Convention Center is ideal for events in Panama. The convention center can accommodate 25,000 people and 1,700 vehicles.

Old Panama

6.36 mi / 10.24 km from the hotel
Discover the ruins of Panama City’s original settlement, built in 1519 and burned down by pirate Henry Morgan in 1671.

Casco Viejo

1.59 mi / 2.57 km from the hotel
Stroll through the streets of Casco Viejo, Panama City’s historic quarter, to see 17th-century buildings, shop at colorful street stalls, and experience its lively nightlife.

Punta Culebra Nature Center

2.76 mi / 4.44 km from the hotel
Learn more about Panama’s aquatic environment at the Punta Culebra Nature Center, a Smithsonian research institute. Explore the touch pools, a sea turtle aquarium, and its two trails that weave through a tropical dry forest.

Panama Canal

4.6 mi / 7.4 km from the hotel
This marvel of modern engineering connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and is instrumental in global trade. See the locks in action and visit the Miraflores Visitor Center to learn about how it was built.

Amador Causeway

2.12 mi / 3.42 km from the hotel
Constructed out of rocks removed while building the Panama Canal, the Amador Causeway offers a breathtaking view of the Bridge of the Americas and the Pacific entrance to the canal. You'll also find restaurants, parks, and bike trails along the causeway.

Fuerte Amador Cruise Port

3.15 mi / 5.06 km from the hotel
Visit this bustling cruise port for upscale shopping, fine dining, and panoramic views of the Panama City skyline.

Albrook Mall

2.31 mi / 3.72 km from the hotel
With hundreds of stores, restaurants, exhibitions, and entertainment venues, Albrook Mall is one of the largest commercial complexes in the world. Shop your favorite brands, and then catch a movie at the mall’s theater.


0.99 mi / 1.59 km from the hotel
Check out the fossil displays, the plant and animal life exhibits, and the peaceful Biodiversity Park that provides a beautiful home for local wildlife at this museum of natural history.

Miraflores Visitors Center

4.59 mi / 7.38 km from the hotel
Learn more about the Panama Canal, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, at the visitors’ center, and then watch ships travel through the locks on one of the observation terraces.