Portobelo National Park, Colon

3.8
#2 of 8 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. 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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  • At the beginning of the tour you are with the ancient custom that is in very bad state despite having been restored, then with the forts, old cannons and the view of the harbour. parking costs $1, it is a short journey.
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  • 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 »
  • This is an interesting fort in Portobelo. It is free to enter and steeped in history. Worth visiting if you're in Portobelo.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Portobelo. 15:57 hrs
  • Nice place to visit, good friendly people

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