A Bench to View Panama City

Balboa Avenue is a trendy Avenue that runs along the bay in Panama City. Directly along Balboa Avenue is the new Cinta Costera, a biking and running path along the bay with beautiful monuments, landscaping, and playgrounds.

A bench at the park provides a relaxing view of Panama City.

A Bench to View Panama City

A Bench to View Panama City

On Avenue Balboa

Avenida Balboa, named after Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, is the biggest upscale area of real estate development in Panama City, Panama and the most modern road in the country. It also is the most costly kilometer of a road in the world. It is approximately 3.5 km long and is located along the Pacific Ocean, making it one of the biggest attractions for real estate development in the city.

On Avenue Balboa

On Avenue Balboa

Balboa Monument

Vasco Núñez de Balboa holds an important place in Panamanian history. In addition to being credited as the first European to cross America, Panama’s national currency is named after Balboa and monuments of him can be found scattered throughout the country. One of the most famous monuments of Balboa was sculpted by Miguel Blan and Mariano Benlliure and given to Panama as a gift from Spain. The statue overlooks Panama Bay and was inaugurated on September 29, 1924.

Balboa Monument

Balboa Monument

Panama Handicrafts

When one hears about Panama hats, you think that these hats are from that country. However, these hats were originally from Ecuador. Since there wasn’t a lot of demand for them in Ecuador, some entrepreneurs decided to sell these hats in Panama due to the traffic of the Canal.

These strong, lightweight, attractive, straw hats were perfect for deflecting the tropical sun of Panama, and also ideal for those who were crossing the Canal to spend outdoors in sunny California during the Gold Rush.

Ecuador’s most famous export is called a “Panama” hat. People in Ecuador hate that.

Panama Hats

Panama Hats

Colorful handicrafts for sale on the side walks of Casco Viejo, Panama City.

Casco Viejo Handicrafts

Casco Viejo Handicrafts