The Amador Causeway is a road that connects the continental part of Panama City with four islands in the Pacific Ocean making a small archipelago. These islands are Naos, Perico, Culebra and Flamenco. The Amador Causeway begins in a zone close to the Panama Canal southern entrance, in Ancon.
The Amador Causeway was built in 1913 by the U.S. government using rocks from the Culebra Cut during the Canal’s construction. Originally, this place was part of a military complex known as the Amador Fort, established to protect the Panama Canal’s entrance. Years later was transformed into one of Panama’s main tourist attractions after the Torrijos-Carter Treaty was signed. Today you can still see some military buildings on those islands.
Today, the Amador Causeway is one of the “must visit” places in Panama City because it has lots of recreational instalations such as restaurants, bars, discos, a convention center and a paved sidewalk where you can ride bicycle, scooters, atv, or just jog and relax in a bench. It has amazing views of the Canal’s entrance and the Bridge of the Americas, as well to the Panama City’s skyline and the Bay. In Naos and Culebra islands its located the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, including the Punta Culebra Marine Exhibitions Center. Another great attraction on the Amador Causeway is the Biomuseum that was designed by the world famous architect Frank Gehry.