Le Meridien Panama

Address: Calle Uruguay and Balboa Avenue, Panama City, Panama | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on Calle Uruguay and Balboa Avenue, Panama City, is near Avenida Balboa, Panama Canal Railway, San Jose Church, and Panama Divers.
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    Travel Blogs from Panama City

    The Inter-Oceanic Canal

    A travel blog entry by benjandkori on May 20, 2015

    12 photos

    ... trip between the oceans: a ten hour shortcut saving them several weeks. Downstairs, we watched an educational video (in 3D) before going back up to the viewing area. Each of the lock gates, now over a century old, weigh 700 tonnes. Little trains, each with its own driver, run on tracks next to the canal, doing the job of tugs. Tugs can't accompany the ships into the narrow channel in the docks so half a dozen of so trains use cables to stop the vessels hitting ...

    First week of classes

    A travel blog entry by sloane.merdz on Feb 07, 2015

    5 photos

    ... locks there were constructed in 1914!!! INSANE ENGINEERING. If you haven't seen a canal operate, watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB3tfM7 ISgY

    In 2013, the canal averaged 1,004 ships per month and moving and average of 17,490,359 tons of cargo per month. The average tolls collected per month were $153,895,995 US dollars (Panama's currency is the US dollar). INSANE. It is the largest concrete structure in the world, and take anywhere from 8-10 hours ...

    Panama City, Panama - We have arrived

    A travel blog entry by winegalcj on Jan 19, 2015

    1 comment, 10 photos

    ... in, cleaned up and went out for a much deserved beverage – at around 10:45pm. Being Saturday night, the bars were all open and folks were just beginning to come out, why, in fact, it was still Happy Hour!! From what I’ve read, Bella Vista is the go-go-go part of the city with nightclubs that stay open till dawn. After our long day, a long night of clubbing was not in order (it almost never is anyway), so we had a few drinks and wandered back ...

    Urban Jungle

    A travel blog entry by alisonoudman on Dec 25, 2014

    ... down the street. Everyone in there was picking up these bin wreath type buns. I almost wanted to get one just to try it but it was way too big for two people! That night we set out to look for a nice place to have Christmas dinner. By then the chaos on the streets had settled down and there were only a few people out and about getting some last minute shopping done. Surprisingly there we a lot of people in salons getting their hair done. Must be a ...

    Panama - Panama City

    A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo on Dec 04, 2014

    58 photos

    ... in 1928.

    • There are 3 sets of water lock system in the Panama Canal - the Gatun Locks (on the Atlantic coast entrance), the Pedro Miguel Lock and Miraflores Lock (both on the Pacific coast entrance). Each chamber of the locks is 34 m wide and 305 m long.
    • On average, it takes a ship 8 to 10 hours to pass through the Canal.
    • Some 52 million gallons of fresh water are used each time a ship makes a trip through the Panama Canal. The ...