Panama City (Balboa) ferry port in Panama connects you with Contadora Island in Panama with a choice of up to 7 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Panama City to Contadora Island crossing is from 1 hour 30 minutes and the crossing is operated by Sea Las Perlas.
Regarded by some as the most cosmopolitan city in Central America, Panama City is a hub of vibrancy, presenting the feel of a bustling city whilst offering the chance to explore alluringly tropical landscapes. The city is vast in its contrasts; traffic jams and casinos are lined between laid back bars and cool clubs – in Panama the options for fun and adventure are endless. The canal is an obvious highlight, holding the key to Panama’s popularity. Whether it’s an excursion along the water or just a visit to admire the beautiful surrounding landscape, the gateway to exotic lands oftentimes proves too accessible to ignore.
Aside from the canal, there is plenty to see around the city, particularly the stunning architecture around the city centre. The Palacio Bolivar and the Plaza Bolivar provide insight into the architectural history of the island, whilst Independence Square is the ideal place to while away a few hours amid beautiful buildings.
Panama City is possible to be covered entirely by foot due to its small size and relatively close proximity of the major landmarks. Alternatively, there are taxis readily available throughout the town for cheap and convenient transport.
Situated on the east coast of Panama, Balboa Port is one of the main port’s belonging to Panama. The ferry routes departing the port are to San Miguel, Contadora Island and Viveros Island, lasting between 90 minutes and four hours.