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Portobelo National Park, Colon

Categories: National Parks, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
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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  • A place must visit for its rich historical and religious. The people does not have many restaurants and leisure activities, is more to relax and enjoy the environment.
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  • I was very surprised to see how lovely, safe and charming this little town is. The ruins are very nice. We got beautiful photos. The area is kept clean. We were the only ones at the park. There are ma...  read more »
  • We visited this charming town full of history, there is no other tourists when we went so we really took our time to tour.
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  • Nice historic side. Beside Panama Viejo the most important if Panama
  • Dżungla, masa dziewiczych terenów, roślinność. Możliwość wynajęcia przewodnika w Portobelo.
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  • Beautiful place. Takes you directly to the times in which the Spaniards became Panama bridgehead. The almost abandoned Customs House takes you to imagine how it must have been in reality. They should fix it, but it is very authentic. I liked Church, with burial by walls that caught my attention and the flea market that is installed I think that Sunday. Buy several things. The visit is worth
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  • The history of the conquest of South America, is linked to Portobelo. Target of pirates and privateers, held fairs where is gathered them great businessmen of the West colonial
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