Balboa, Panama

Balboa is a district of Panama City, located at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. Balboa itself is not a popular tourist destination; however Panama City is only ten kilometers northwest.

Panama City offers numerous tourist attractions. Of particular interest is the old quarter (Casco Viejo) where various sites are located including Las Bovedas, the Cathedral, Interoceanic Canal Museum, Heron’s Palace and numerous restaurants.

Things to See and Do

* Casco Viejo – historic area
* Panama Canal
* Panama Viejo
* Amador Causeway
* Arts and crafts from Centro de Artesanias in Balboa

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Balboa, U.S. dollar (PAB, USD)
Language – Spanish
Population – 1,000,000 approx (Panama)
Land Area – 275 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +507

Port Location - Port of Balboa is just ten kilometers southwest and a district of Panama City, Panama’s capital, and five kilometers west-southwest of the Port of Panama.

Travel Links – All international flights, except those from Costa Rica, land at the newly expanded Tocumen International Airport located 21km (13 miles) from Panama City.

Cruises departing Balboa, Panama

Royal Clipper, Panama To Antigua Ex Balboa To St John's

Departure: 30 Nov 2019 From: Cruise line: Star Clippers Cruise Ship: Royal Clipper.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Balboa to St John's aboard Royal Clipper.

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Star Flyer, Panama To St Maarten Cruise Ex Balboa To Philipsburg

Departure: 07 Dec 2019 From: Cruise line: Star Clippers Cruise Ship: Star Flyer.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Balboa to Philipsburg aboard Star Clipper.

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