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Portobelo Explorer

Portobelo, Panama
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About Portobelo Explorer
Tours, jungle hiking, trips to secret beach, snorkeling, trips in cayuco through mangroves, night swim in plancton and other outdoor activities. Water taxi operator, transport to 3 different beaches nearby Portobelo, inclusive visit of fortresses on the oposit side of the bay.
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vanessa h wrote a review Feb 2020
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An unforgettable historical and educational trek through the jungle. Nelson and Ajin are expert naturists who know every inch of the jungle. The trees, wildlife, and history feel so alive all around you when you have them as guides. The views from the mirador spot are breathtaking, and the hidden ruins have a quiet and solemn energy about them. You can feel the hundreds of years of history clinging onto the old broken stone. Kristyna, our Portobelo Explorer contact before we got to the town, was patient with our traffic delays, accommodating and readily available to answer any questions I had in detail. I can't recommend this tour enough to anyone who finds themselves in Portobelo
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Yanneck S wrote a review Aug 2019
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Thank you again for the great trip trough the jungle with private beach finish. We booked a trip with Nelson, he has a huge knowlege of flora and fauna and is willing to tell you everything in detail. We are both non spanish speaking people but this is no problem if you go with Nelson! Fully recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Pavlina R wrote a review Oct 2018
Brno, Czech Republic5 contributions1 helpful vote
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I have stayed almost a week in Portobelo and thanks to Kristyna and Nelson from Portobelo explorer it was definitely my best week in Panama. Their hostel is a super cosy place with a nice and chillout atmosphere, you can definitely feel there like at home. You can relax in hamock or play with their cute and very friendly dogs. I went for a tour with Nelson to the opposite side of the bay to see the fortress. We went on a "cayuco", a local hand made canoe, on the way we picked up some bananas. He told us a lot about the history of the place, the pirates, the slaves, the rebels, local traditions and lot more. Plus he cut the coconuts for us so we enjoyed the delicious fresh coco water - best guide ever! Than we got a nice swim on the beach (Nelson brought the snorkells and diving masks). Really cool tour. At the end of the day we enjoyed the home made extremely delicious food (they even prepared the vegetarian version for me) with papaya juice. Yummmiii!
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Date of experience: March 2018
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James D wrote a review Sep 2018
Los Angeles, California9 contributions2 helpful votes
Just wanted to tell you how we enjoyed our Mangrove excursion with Nelson. We understood him very clearly and he was a wealth of information about Portobelo!! We loved it and he was great!! Thanks again! Jim and Terese DeBiase
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from PortobeloExplorer, Director General at Portobelo Explorer
Responded Oct 1, 2018
Hello James and Terese, thank you for the feedback. We're happy you enjoyed the mangroves tour with us and learned about history of Portobelo.
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franziskahaberler wrote a review Sep 2018
Bali, Indonesia10 contributions
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With an untraditional approach to life they will make your stay at their hostel an unforgettable experience! The food is outstanding and the trips and activities they offer were the best of our three months stay in Panama!
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Date of experience: December 2017
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Response from PortobeloExplorer, Director General at Portobelo Explorer
Responded Sep 30, 2018
Thank you Franziska! You and your family were incredible guests, curious and ready to try and experience everything new, with such a great energy. It was a pleasure to have you here, wishing to many more adventures!
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