Portobelo National Park, Colon

3.9
#2 of 7 in Parks in Colon Province
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. Arrange to visit Portobelo National Park and other attractions in Colon using our Colon travel itinerary maker.
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  • July 2, 2017
    We did this as a part of our trip to Colon via the train from Panama City. We had a fantastic tour guide, Sorhay our travel guide from the real panama tours, who grew up in the area, took us on a tour...  more »
  • July 1, 2017
    This is an interesting fort in Portobelo. It is free to enter and steeped in history. Worth visiting if you're in Portobelo.  more »
  • June 2, 2017
    We stopped here on the way to Isla Grande and it was really awesome seeing the fort that was still standing. We took some really great pictures here  more »
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  • May 5, 2017
    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.
  • March 27, 2017
    Nice place to visit, good friendly people
  • March 31, 2017
    Never get enough of this place
  • July 2, 2017
    Love it
  • March 16, 2017
    This is a beautifull place!

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