Portobelo National Park, Colon

3.7
#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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  • The place is nice, but is abandoned. It's not worth leaving Panama City just to check out the area, considering that the journey is more than 1 hour and nothing returned to the tourist. The region is very beautiful but is in complete abandonment.
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  • I have visited the fort ruins several times over the last twenty years and it always fascinates me. Not much to really learn at the fort but if you read about it on-line you can visualize the purpose ...  more »
  • I loved knowing the forts of San Tiago de la Gloria and San Geronimo, the two in the city of Portobelo. Are beautiful and full of history with its canyons and dungeons. The period of Spanish domination, the two historic sites are an excellent program for one who likes to enjoy the harmony of nature with the past of Panama. You can go from Colón (40 min by car) or from Panama (like 40 min). The National Park of Portobelo offers, in addition to historical knowledge, a wealth of fauna and flora. What I regret is that beyond visitors can't behave properly. He had, as well as trash and empty soda cans, human excrement in the forts, thrown on the floor. A shame!
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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.
  • Nice festival!!
  • Beautiful historical place, beautiful road too.
  • Beautiful place!
  • 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.
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