341. Miraflores Locks, Panama

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This is an amazing engineering feat and absolutely worth seeing. Plus the large ships that pass through the canal will blow your mind.


The Miraflores Locks is located about 1.5 hours drive from Panama City due west.

How To Get Here

By Train


By Plane

The closest airport is  Tocumen International Airport (PTY); the home of Copa Airlines.

The following airlines has service to the Tocumen International Airport (PTY):

Avior Airlines (9V), Aeromexico (AM), Air Canada (AC), Air France (AF), American Airlines (AA), Avianca (AV), Conviasa (V0), Copa Airlines (CM), Delta Air Lines (DL), Iberia Airlines (IB), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Laser Airlines (QL), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Spirit Airlines (NK), Turkish Airlines (TK), United Airlines (UA)

By Bus

You can take the MiBus from the Albrook Bus station to the Miraflores Locks.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions. This is the best way to get there.

Where To Stay

You can stay in Panama City or one of the nearby towns.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

There is a restaurant at the Visitors Center. Otherwise you have to find a place to eat enroute to the Locks.


What To Do

Visit the Locks. Just stand and marvel at the place and the ships that pass through. Also, if you’re lucky, you’ll see some of the birds of the region. It’s a nice drive from the city of Panama out to this area as well.

You can find additional information about the Miraflores Lock.


==>> Here are some trip ideas from my partner Viator.


Additional Information

Language: Spanish

Currency: US Dollar (USD)

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