Portobelo National Park, Colon

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#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Colon
Beach terrain and tropical climate combine with historical significance at Portobelo National Park, an important colonial port settlement discovered by Christopher Columbus in the early 16th century. Well-situated for transportation links with Europe, the port was host to a colorful cast of prosperous colonial frontiersmen; watch for the burial place of English explorer Sir Francis Drake. The name literally translates from Spanish to English as “the beautiful port.” A number of ancient ruins and historical churches are also located at the old port city. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Portobelo National Park and many more Colon attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Colon travel planner.
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  • Sincerely to see opinions that it is beautiful and such I imagined it otherwise. The only thing that has Portobelo are ruins. In my opinion quite abanadonadas but if you are nice. Many times you can see there kids who practice conga (although honestly think that dress up as anything more than to get you a couple of dollars).
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  • Went with a local to this historical site. The drive was through some very questionable areas. The site itself is very interesting. We spent 3 hours driving round trip. Probably wouldn't do it again.  more »
  • Cute climate town on the Caribbean Sea. You can visit there for beautiful views, stunning natural beauty, good preserved ruins of a Fort built by the Spaniards and great family restaurants, frequently offering budget accommodation in bungalow by the sea.
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  • Panama's Nature Reserve established to protect the Sea and Land flora and fauna both. The Caribbean Sea has great Coral reef's and An Abondance of love for divers a d snorkeling.
  • Beautiful place!
  • Beautiful historical place, beautiful road too.
  • Had a quick stop there to visit the remainings of the fort. The city itself isn't clean as many unfortunatelly are. Good place to stay if you want to go diving.
  • Very interesting

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