Agua Clara Visitor Center, Panama

The Agua Clara Visitor Center is located on the Atlantic Ocean side near the town of Colon and the Colon cruise port (14km), in Panama. It is a fairly new center with an excellent view of Gatun Lake and this extension of the canal, a fine achievement of modern engineering. Every day different ships pass through here. You can admire this work in operation when, to the sound of the sirens, the locks open to allow the passage of a ship. Apart from the site from where you can observe the operation, you will find a projection room where you will see the development of this project from the beginning. There is also a path to observe the beauty of the flora and fauna of the place. A restaurant and gift shop complete the complex. The center is just over an hour’s drive from Panama City (79 km).


Due to the Covid, the projection room is closed as well as the trail route to observe the flora and fauna and the restaurant.

You can take a private bus tour or just take a taxi that will pick you up and let you watch the locks work. A closed price is requested in advance by the driver and this can include a small tour for the town of Colon if you are interested.

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