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Balboa

Balboa is a city located in Panama, at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal. It is the capital of the Panama Province and the hub of the Panama Canal Zone. It is located on the Pacific coast of Panama, at the entrance of the Panama Canal, and is the most populous city in the country.

The city is the commercial and administrative center of the Panama Canal Zone, and is home to the Panama Canal Authority. It is also the site of the Panama Canal Museum, which houses exhibits on the history of the canal.

The city was founded in 1519 by Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa, who was the first European to cross the Isthmus of Panama. Balboa was the first European to see the Pacific Ocean, and he named it Mar del Sur.

Balboa is a major port city and a major tourist destination. It is home to a large number of hotels, restaurants, and shopping centers. The city is also home to a number of historical attractions, including the ruins of the old Panama Canal.

The city is located in the tropical zone of Central America, and has a tropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild, dry winters. The city is located near the Panama Canal, and is a popular destination for cruise ships.

The city has a rich history and culture, and is home to a number of important historical sites and monuments. The city is also home to a number of festivals, including the annual Panama Carnival, which is held every year in April.

Balboa is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture, and is an important part of Panama's history and culture. It is a popular tourist destination, and is home to a number of attractions, including the Panama Canal Museum, and the ruins of the old Panama Canal.

Excursion tips for a day in Balboa

As a tourist in Balboa, Panama, there are plenty of activities to enjoy on a single day. Here are some of the best things to do:

1. Take a tour of the Panama Canal - Explore the history and engineering of the Panama Canal on a guided tour.

2. Visit Amador Causeway - Take a stroll along the Amador Causeway, a stunning 4 km stretch of road connecting four small islands to mainland Panama City.

3. Explore Casco Viejo - Take a stroll through Casco Viejo, the historic old town of Panama City that is full of colonial architecture, museums, and cultural attractions.

4. Visit the Biomuseo - Learn about the biodiversity of Panama at the Biomuseo, an interactive museum located in Balboa.

5. Shop at the Panama Viejo Market - Browse through the stalls of the Panama Viejo Market, a bustling market full of local handicrafts, souvenirs, and fresh produce.

6. Visit the Panama Canal Miraflores Locks - Check out the Panama Canal Miraflores Locks, a set of locks that raise and lower ships as they pass through the canal.

7. Take a boat tour of the Panama Canal - Get a unique view of the Panama Canal on a boat tour.

8. Enjoy some local cuisine - Sample some of the delicious local cuisine at one of the many restaurants in Balboa.

9. Visit the Metropolitan National Park - Explore the lush rainforest of the Metropolitan National Park, which is home to a variety of wildlife.

10. Take a day trip to Isla Taboga - Take a day trip to the beautiful island of Isla Taboga, just a short boat ride away from Balboa.

Experience Balboa with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Balboa. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Balboa

Balboa, Panama has a tropical climate, with temperatures ranging from the mid-20s to the mid-30s Celsius throughout the year. The rainy season runs from May to December, with the heaviest rains usually occurring in October and November. During the dry season (January to April), the weather is dry and sunny with low humidity. The temperatures are slightly cooler during the dry season, but still remain warm. In the winter months, temperatures can drop to the mid-20s Celsius, and the nights can be quite chilly. Overall, Balboa has a pleasant climate year-round, with warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine.

Cruise weather for Balboa

Our weather forecast for Balboa helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 24 °C
8.6 m/s
11.2 m/s
85.3 %
22.2 m
87.7 %
1,010 hPa
06:07:47
18:41:42
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 24 °C
12.2 m/s
10.8 m/s
83.9 %
23.2 m
84.3 %
1,010 hPa
06:07:58
18:41:35
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 24 °C
12.2 m/s
10.8 m/s
66.8 %
23.2 m
83.0 %
1,011 hPa
06:08:09
18:41:28
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 24.2 °C
7.6 m/s
6.1 m/s
76.3 %
23.0 m
84.5 %
1,012 hPa
06:08:19
18:41:19
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 24.1 °C
13.3 m/s
19.4 m/s
93.5 %
22.5 m
88.0 %
1,012 hPa
06:08:29
18:41:10
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 23.9 °C
13.0 m/s
13.0 m/s
98.2 %
24.1 m
84.6 %
1,011 hPa
06:08:38
18:40:59
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 23.9 °C
8.3 m/s
10.4 m/s
92.3 %
18.4 m
87.7 %
1,011 hPa
06:08:47
18:40:48
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 31.3 °C
min: 24.4 °C
10.8 m/s
21.2 m/s
79.7 %
22.9 m
83.9 %
1,010 hPa
06:08:56
18:40:37
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 24.5 °C
15.8 m/s
27.4 m/s
66.7 %
22.5 m
86.9 %
1,010 hPa
06:09:04
18:40:24
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 31.1 °C
min: 24.8 °C
17.6 m/s
31.0 m/s
88.9 %
21.3 m
88.2 %
1,009 hPa
06:09:12
18:40:11
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 24.8 °C
13.3 m/s
29.2 m/s
94.4 %
20.2 m
90.0 %
1,008 hPa
06:09:19
18:39:57
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 24.2 °C
11.9 m/s
27.0 m/s
97.7 %
22.3 m
87.9 %
1,009 hPa
06:09:26
18:39:42
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 24.4 °C
12.6 m/s
28.4 m/s
98.0 %
19.5 m
89.9 %
1,009 hPa
06:09:33
18:39:26

Cruises to Balboa

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Scheduled ship calls in Balboa, Panama
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 9th 2024 Wednesday, 9th of Oct. 2024 Sapphire Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 18th 2024 Monday, 18th of Nov. 2024 MS Oosterdam 09:00 pm 12:00 am
Nov. 19th 2024 Tuesday, 19th of Nov. 2024 MS Oosterdam 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 27th 2024 Wednesday, 27th of Nov. 2024 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Dec. 2024 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Dec. 2024 Majestic Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 24th 2024 Tuesday, 24th of Dec. 2024 Silver Shadow 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Dec. 2024 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 9th 2025 Thursday, 9th of Jan. 2025 Coral Princess 06:30 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 10th 2025 Friday, 10th of Jan. 2025 LE BELLOT 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 31st 2025 Friday, 31st of Jan. 2025 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Feb. 2025 MS Volendam 09:00 pm 12:00 am
Feb. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Feb. 2025 MS Volendam 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Feb. 2025 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Mar. 2025 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 15th 2025 Saturday, 15th of Mar. 2025 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 21st 2025 Friday, 21st of Mar. 2025 MS Amera 12:00 pm 10:00 pm
Mar. 31st 2025 Monday, 31st of Mar. 2025 MS Oosterdam 10:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 1st 2025 Tuesday, 1st of Apr. 2025 MS Oosterdam 12:00 am 05:00 am
Apr. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Apr. 2025 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 14th 2025 Monday, 14th of Apr. 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 16th 2025 Wednesday, 16th of Apr. 2025 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 20th 2025 Sunday, 20th of Apr. 2025 Caribbean Princess 06:30 am 06:00 pm
May 20th 2025 Tuesday, 20th of May 2025 Silver Shadow 08:00 am 11:00 pm
May 27th 2025 Tuesday, 27th of May 2025 Island Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 26th 2025 Friday, 26th of Sep. 2025 Island Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 10th 2025 Friday, 10th of Oct. 2025 Caribbean Princess 07:00 am 09:00 pm
Nov. 1st 2025 Saturday, 1st of Nov. 2025 Island Princess 07:00 am 09:00 pm
Nov. 7th 2025 Friday, 7th of Nov. 2025 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 8th 2025 Saturday, 8th of Nov. 2025 Emerald Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 21st 2025 Friday, 21st of Nov. 2025 MS Oosterdam 09:00 pm 12:00 am
Nov. 22nd 2025 Saturday, 22nd of Nov. 2025 MS Oosterdam 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Nov. 2025 Island Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Nov. 2025 Sapphire Princess 07:00 am 09:00 pm
Dec. 18th 2025 Thursday, 18th of Dec. 2025 Island Princess 07:00 am 09:00 pm
Dec. 29th 2025 Monday, 29th of Dec. 2025 Island Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 11th 2026 Sunday, 11th of Jan. 2026 Coral Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 12th 2026 Monday, 12th of Jan. 2026 MS Amera 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 13th 2026 Tuesday, 13th of Jan. 2026 MS Amera 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 18th 2026 Sunday, 18th of Jan. 2026 Island Princess 07:00 am 09:00 pm
Jan. 18th 2026 Sunday, 18th of Jan. 2026 MS Amadea 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 19th 2026 Monday, 19th of Jan. 2026 MS Amadea 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 30th 2026 Friday, 30th of Jan. 2026 Island Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 19th 2026 Thursday, 19th of Feb. 2026 Island Princess 07:00 am 09:00 pm
Mar. 3rd 2026 Tuesday, 3rd of Mar. 2026 Island Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 8th 2026 Sunday, 8th of Mar. 2026 MS Zuiderdam 05:00 pm 12:00 am
Mar. 9th 2026 Monday, 9th of Mar. 2026 MS Zuiderdam 12:00 am 04:00 am
Apr. 1st 2026 Wednesday, 1st of Apr. 2026 MS Artania 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Apr. 3rd 2026 Friday, 3rd of Apr. 2026 MS Oosterdam 10:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 4th 2026 Saturday, 4th of Apr. 2026 MS Oosterdam 12:00 am 05:00 am

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