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Punta Grande Destination Guide

Explore Punta Grande in Panama

Punta Grande in the region of Colón is a town in Panama - some 42 mi or ( 67 km ) North-West of Panama City , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Punta Grande

Current time in Punta Grande is now 11:05 AM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " America/Panama " with a UTC offset of -5 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Limón, Cartago, Quibdó, Torno Rompido, and Terminal del Plan. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Limón . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Punta Grande ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

Panama Canal Timelapse - HD

1:57 min by radiofreebc
Views: 167463 Rating: 4.92

A time-lapse journey through the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to Pacific Ocean onboard a cruise ship. Re-release of ( www.youtube.com ) ..

Sailing down the Rio Chagres

1:43 min by pmokker
Views: 951 Rating: 5.00

We set sail for the Rio Chagres and come across some waterfalls and big spiders ..


Panama Canal, September 2009, Island Princess

3:34 min by p5e1DqHI
Views: 526 Rating: 0.00

This video is for those people interested in seeing the Panama Canal locks in action. It's hard to convey the scale but know this: I'm filming from deck 14, aft...thats approx. 11 stories above the wa ..

PANAMA BEACHES , PLAYAS DE PANAMA TOUR 1 X VILLA MICHELLE A TOUR GUIDE IN PANAMA

1:37 min by Panama Hostel Villa Michelle
Views: 282 Rating: 0.00

BEACHES IN PANAMA, COSTA ABAJO, ATLANTIC COAST, ISLAS DEPANAMA, PANAMA TOURS BY VILLA MICHELLE A TRAVEL GUIDE AND BED AND BREAKFAST TRAVEL TOURIST GUIDE AND VIP PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION IN PANAMA. Are y ..


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Interesting facts about this location

Gatun Dam

The Gatun Dam is a large earthen dam across the Chagres River in Panama, near the town of Gatun. The dam, constructed between 1907 and 1913, is a crucial element of the Panama Canal; it impounds the artificial Gatun Lake, which in turn carries ships for 33 kilometres of their transit across the Isthmus of Panama. In addition, a hydro-electric generating station at the dam generates electricity which is used to operate the locks and other equipment in the canal.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 9.27 -79.93 (Lat./Long.); Less than 15 km away
Tags: Dams completed in 1913, Dams in Panama, Panama Canal

Gatún

Gatun is a small town on the Atlantic Side of the Panama Canal, located south of the city of Colón at the point in which Gatun Lake meets the channel to the Caribbean Sea. The town is best known as the site of the Panama Canal's Gatun Locks and Gatun Dam, built by the United States between 1906-1914.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 9.27 -79.92 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Panama Canal Zone Townships, Populated places in Panama

Limon Bay

Limon Bay (Bahía Limón in the original Spanish) is a natural harbor located at the north end of the Panama Canal, west of the cities of Cristóbal and Colón. Ships waiting to enter the canal stay here, protected from storms by breakwaters.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 9.33 -79.93 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km away
Tags: Bays of Panama

Fort Sherman

Fort Sherman is a former United States Army base in Panama, located on Toro Point at the Atlantic (northern) end of the Panama Canal, on the western bank of the Canal directly opposite Colón (which is on the eastern bank). It was the primary defensive base for the Atlantic sector of the Canal, and was also the center for US jungle warfare training for some time. Its Pacific-side partner was Fort Amador. Both bases were turned over to Panama in 1999.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 9.36 -79.95 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km away
Tags: Former United States Army facilities, Military facilities of the United States in Panama, Panama Canal

Third Bridge over Panama Canal

The Third Bridge over Panama Canal is a projected road bridge in Colón, Panama, which will span the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal. When completed it will be a third bridge over the Panama Canal after the Bridge of the Americas and the Centennial Bridge both on the Pacific side of the canal. The bridge is proposed to be a double-pylon, double-plane, concrete girder, cable-stayed bridge with a main span of 530 m, and two side spans of 230 m.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 9.31 -79.92 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km away
Tags: Bridges in Panama, Buildings and structures in Panama, Cable-stayed bridges, Colón, Panama, Concrete bridges, Girder bridges, Panama Canal, Proposed bridges, Road bridges