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Portobelo National Park, Colon

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#2 of 7 in Parks in Colon Province
National Park Historic Site
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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  • 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 »
  • Must go 80 km from Colon to see small ruins and church and one old house. Not worth for 3 hours driving. But in terms of Panama monuments, maybe the best touch of history. Nice view to lagoon with shi...  more »
  • This is a key stop. Imagine all the Caribbean history of pirates and galleons. Well, it all happened right here. The forts and cannons are still there, right where the Spanish left them. The forts are...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Nice place to visit, good friendly people
  • Never get enough of this place
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  • This is a beautifull place!