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Portobelo National Park, Colon
(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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  • I think a place charming, full of stories without narration, could have a center support to the tourist, is an excellent place to shoot stunning photo, is also near a village where this church where is venerated the Nazareno of Portobelo, a Saint very popular and Sung in songs from the Caribbean, worth visiting it.
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  • This is a very historic site with forts and rich history of colonial times. Stories of pirates and the defense of the city. Our guide was very good but the litter around the area is so pervasive that ...  more »
  • It is a very picturesque place. There is a Fort in ruins which you can explode and have a unique view of the Caribbean. The people you can find typical food and crafts made by the natives. It is a super tiny place, you can be walked in one morning.
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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.
  • nice very small
  • A place for mental hygiene.
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  • With batteries historical place, overlooking the Bay of Portobelo and above all the sanctuary of Jesús nazareno.
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