Observation Center of Canal Expansion in Colón

Have you seen the expansion work on the Panama Canal yet? To do so, come to the Atlantic Observation Center, open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Colón Province

A new attraction is now accessible to more fully experience the Panama Canal.

The new Observation Center of the Canal Expansion in Colón covers four hectares and is designed like a park, with terraces and open, partial, and covered platforms that allow up to 400 visitors to simultaneously enjoy an unobstructed view of the construction of the new locks for the Panama Canal on the Atlantic coast. From this select location and surrounded by the lush beauty of tropical nature, visitors can also observe the majestic Gatún Lake, where ships continue their course along the interoceanic waterway. 

The image, a closed loop circuit, projects onto every possible space in the setting. Visitors who choose to ascend a structure built at the height of the treetops will have a privileged view of the varied landscape from which to admire and contemplate nature in all its splendor.

The look-out is suspended 60 meters above sea level and 50 meters from the Canal, and there is a nature path leading into the woods.

From the new Observation Center, national and foreign tourists will be able to take in a natural landscape that overlooks the Canal and Gatún Lake and enjoy an ecological adventure. 

Observation of the Atlantic Center
  Nationals and residents (with identification)


B/. 5.00

Senior citizens (with ID)

B/. 3.00

Students (up to 17 years old) Monday to Wednesday

B/. 2.00

Children (6-12 years old)

B/. 2.00

Non Residents



B/. 15.00

Children (6-12 years old) with ID

B/. 10.00

Tour Operators

B/. 12.00






* At the moment only cash payments are accepted.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Sunday, including holidays
  • Ticket office open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


For more information on how to plan your next visit to the Panama Canal, call (507) 276-8325, fax (507) 276-8469, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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