In the News from Panama

New Boat Dock Under Construction in Punta Pacifica

Panama Bay may soon have a new spot to park your yacht. The waterfront Union Club, which is a short walk from Punta Pacifica, has announced plans to build a 130-meter fixed walkway and a 23-meter floating dock over the bay.

The dock will include a 10-meter-wide, 10.8-meter-long transition platform, which, according to the renderings, looks like a nice spot for fishing. The length of the dock will also include a 24-meter articulated walkway.

Few other details are available, but the project seems like a done deal. Although there have been concerns raised about the environmental impact, Union Club general manager Giselle Emiliani confirmed in a letter to members that the dock has all the necessary permits.

The dock, which will only be available to club members, will add a new facility for boats in the bay, joining the dock at the foot of the J.W. Marriott (Ocean Club). The Union Club is one of the oldest institutions in Panama City, dating to 1909.


Perched on the bay, it is known for its sports and recreation facilities and it is a hub for social activity in the city. Many Punta Pacifica residents are members of the club, which will make the dock a nice addition to the neighborhood.

The dock also represents the continued development of the waterfront into a first-class recreation and tourism center. A plan was recently presented to return sandy beaches to the bay and the Cinta Costera is already a planning model for brings parks and trails to the bayfront.