Mosquitown Panama Canal Zone is a theater show that will take you to see an area which is often overlooked by tourists and locals. This tour will teach you about an important part of Panama’s history since this part of the country was actually territory of the United States from 1903 to 1979. The events of January 9, 1964, were the precursors of the Torrijos-Carter Treaties which were signed in 1977. In 1979 the decolonization of the territory started up to the year 2000 when Panama got the Panama Canal back.
The Panama Canal Zone had an area of 1432 square kilometers which extended 8.1 kilometers to each side of the Panama Canal. These borders that split the country of Panama were created on November 18, 1903, with the Hay-Bunau Varilla treaty that was signed by a French and American. No Panamanian signed this treaty!
Have you ever ridden a “Red Devil bus”? Well, this traditional form of transportation in Panama, which has been replaced by the metro buses, will be your ride for the tour. These buses are quite colorful in painting with art and letters, as well as designs and lights. Mosquitown Panama Canal Zone starts from the Contemporary Art Museum of Panama (MAC) where you can leave your car since it is also the end point of the tour.
The first stop of Mosquitown Panama Canal Zone is the Corozal Cemetery, followed by the Pedro Miguel Locks. Mosquitown Panama Canal Zone lasts approximately two hours and it will take you to Santa Ana, Gorgas Avenue, Balboa, Corozal, Clayton Fort, and back to the MAC.
- Actors and technical staff
- Seasonal fruits
- Red Devil Bus Ride
Available: consult for dates.
Time: 2 hours.
What to bring? walking shoes, comfortable clothes, rain jacket (green season), hat, bottle of water and camera.
Important information: this tour is available usually once per month in Spanish or English. Special dates can be requested for groups of 25 people minimum. There is a maximum of 40 people allowed in this tour because of seats in the bus. Minimum age for the Mosquitown Panama Canal Zone is eight years.
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