Amador Causeway

The Amador Causeway is a road that connects the mainland of Panama City with four islands in the Pacific Ocean that form a small archipelago. These islands are Naos, Perico, Culebra, and Flamenco. The road begins in an area near the southern entrance of the Panama Canal, near the township of Ancón.

This causeway was built in 1913 with rocks excavated from Snake Cut during construction of the Panama Canal. The site was originally part of a U.S. military complex known as Fort Amador, established to protect the entrance to the canal.

After its ownership was reverted to Panama under the Torrijos-Carter Treaty, the place was transformed into a thriving tourist attraction. Some vestiges of the military installations can still be seen in the area.


The Amador Causeway is located next to the Bridge of the Americas, approximately 15 minutes from Panama City.

How to arrive

  • Bus:  Board a bus at the Plaza 5 de Mayo.
  • Taxi: Hail a taxi at Albrook Terminal or Plaza 5 de Mayo, and they will either drop you off or give you a driving tour of the Causeway.

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle


  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Biking
  • Skating
  • Fishing

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