Fort Amador, Panama

Fort Amador is located on Flamenco island, one of three islands in the entrance of the Panama Canal, Panama. Once an American military installation, Fort Amador was once at the heart of the US-controlled Canal Zone. The area is now a resort complex complete with marina, restaurants, bars and shops.

The causeway that leads out to three small islands, is a great vantage point for views of the canal, the Bridge of the Americas and Panama City. Not far are away are the impressive Miraflores Locks, a wonderful place from which to admire the scale of Ferdinand de Lesseps’ great achievement. Other sightseeing options include a helicopter flight from sea to sea.

Things to see and do

* Resort Complex
* Miraflores Locks
* Amador Causeway

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Balboa, U.S. dollar (PAB, USD)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 80.76 km²
Population – 1,200,000 approx (Panama City)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus 5 hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 507

Port Location – The cruise port is located at the marina on Flamenco island.

Transport Links – Panama's international airport, Tocumen International Airport has two runways and is located on the eastern outskirts of the city where it is easily accessible. There are direct flights between Tocumen and New York, Newark, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Amsterdam, Madrid, and all major cities in the Caribbean area, Central America and South America.

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