La Cresta Inn

Address: Via Espana, Panama City, Panama | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Via Espana, Panama City, is near Miraflores Locks Visitor Center, Avenida Balboa, Metropolitan National Park, and Summit Botanical Gardens.
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      Panama City

      A travel blog entry by kstubbs97 on Sep 23, 2014

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      ... in the “bleachers” on the second floor for a while and watched a container ship pass through it on the way to the Atlantic 77 kilometres away. The entry fee is $15 which included admission to the little cinema where I watched a 15 minute movie about the history of the canal. After this I had a look around the site museum which included an exhibit dealing with the search to discover a cure for Yellow Fever, a disease that was responsible for the deaths of many of the ...

      Bells, whistles, tugs, tows, locks and docks

      A travel blog entry by rpelletier2014 on Aug 14, 2014

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      ... the Pacific side since there are two locks there.

    • All big ships are required to have tugboats accompany them through the canal, as a precautionary measure. The number of tugboats depends on the size of the ship.

    • Most big ships are required to be accompanied by two tugboats at a cost to the ship’s company of $11,000 each.

    • It costs an average of $150,000 USD for a ship to cross one ...

    • Sloths and skycrapers

      A travel blog entry by thomasworldtour on Aug 11, 2014

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      ... Yala, or San Blas islands , a string of small sandy islets in the Caribbean stretching all the way to the Colombian border. There is no land crossing to Colombia as the region is unsafe (it is the only break in the Pan American highway that runs all the way from Alaska to the southern tip of South America) and the islands are a highlight of Panama so there are several ways to visit them. Several sailing boats sail from Panama, along the islands and on to Cartagena in Colombia, ...

      1: Panama city

      A travel blog entry by adayintheworld on Jul 09, 2014

      10 photos

      ... didn't whip me to one side and interrogate me for my Tajikistan visa, which was a relief. Instead the security made a almost comical show of repeatedly holding my passport photo next to my face whilst he analysed every characteristic. He then switched to my American visa photograph that I have from two years ago and began the ridiculously long comparison of my face with a photo of my face. Legit, it was me. Americans are so comical, heard two ...

      City Tour

      A travel blog entry by davidandmaria on Jun 21, 2014

      33 photos

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      The large ship was then towed out the lock and control given back to the captain of the ship to continue his journey upstream to the Pedro Miguel Locks further up the canal.

      There was just enough time for us to walk through the exhibition and see the video before the next Sightseeing Bus came past. The exhibition was quite interesting, explaining how the canal came about, how it works, and how the new bigger and better canal will ...