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Portobelo

The ruins of a Spanish colonial port city dot the landscape of the Caribbean fishing village of Portobelo, a reminder that this humble and relaxed place was once integral to the workings of an empire. Declared a World Heritage Site, the remnants of the colonial fortifications add an interesting atmosphere to the town, with the implied grandeur of the ruins contrasting with the modern buildings that have been built around them. The contemporary culture of the town attracts international interest, with religious festivals, idiosyncratic art, and traditional dances among the main things to see in Portobelo. Plan your visit to Portobelo and other destinations in Panama using our Panama road trip site .
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Where to stay in Portobelo

You'll only find a handful of accommodations in Portobelo. Head to the center of town--and right next to the entrance of the nearby national park--to choose from some bed and breakfasts and a budget-friendly hostel. Look to the north of the bay for a chance to stay at a luxurious beach resort nearby.
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