Holiday Inn at the Panama Canal
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn at the Panama Canal Panama City
The main reason for choosing this hotel is, obviously, the proximity to the Panama Canal Visitor Center. The hotel was clean and comfortable, but had little in the way of amenities. We booked a canal view room and requested either Floor 5 or 6, but they didn't have any available at that time. Since we'd flown overnight and it was still somewhat early, we accepted a room on Floor 4. We wished we'd have waited until a higher room was available.
Overall, an acceptable place to stay for one or two nights.
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... canal cuts across the country and is a key for international maritime trade. Locks at each end , 3 locks up and 3 locks down per transit, all in 2 lanes. The locks at each end lift ships up to the Gatun Lake, an artificial freshwater lake created to reduce the amount of excavation work required for the canal - up 26 metres above sea level. Current locks are 33.5 metres wide. A third wider lane of locks is currently ...
... in 1980. Cocokai has just completed a circumnavigation lasting 2.5 years after going through the Canal and reaching Panama City where she started out from. The other yacht we rafted to was a Beneteau 54 named Re Joyce which was on a delivery run for the owner. We were the Port Side vessel which worked out a treat for us as we didn't have to work our motor and drive train hauling three yachts up and down the Canal.
We rafted up ...
... in a ball but at least I got to see one! Our guide was also really nice and explained a lot about the forest to us. Once we got back to the resort we arranged a ride back to the city. We had hoped to just get a taxi once we were there but it was apparent once we got there that there wasn't a whole lot else around. While we waited for our ride we people watched. There were all sorts of shapes, sizes and cultures. Some very odd family mixes too! ...
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