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“The old port fort!”

Portobelo National Park
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$117.70*
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Day Trip to Portobelo Ruins and Beach
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$200.00*
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Isla Grande Tour from Panamá City
Ranked #5 of 23 things to do in Colon
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Owner description: Picturesque bayside village features the ruins of five Spanish forts, a restored treasure house and the burial place of Sir Francis Drake.
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Just plain History and great snorkeling. You do need more than a day to enjoy this area. There are great beaches just a short boat ride down the coast. Nice and private if you go during the week.

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Reviewed September 14, 2012

This is a nice drive but not much to do when you get there. There is the Fort and the little church that has the black Christ.

3  Thank travelf0rfun_23
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

The town of Portobelo was a pirate stronghold. Nowadays it is a sleepy town with a few typical restaurants, a fort and the most colourful buses anywhere. A pleasant way to spend a few hours.

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Reviewed March 10, 2012

Portobelo is well worth seeing. It has a long history of pirate wars and Spanish/English contests for control. The ruins of the forts are nicely shown. In the town, near to the church, which was conducting a mass on the day we were there, there is a small museum, which is surprisingly well run. It is air conditioned which persuades one to remain inside and digest the contents. Entry is $5......there is a professionally done film in English about the area.....and the collection of artifacts is quite nicely put together. The town is really a country village on the sea.....the harbor seems a perfect natural harbor.....rather busy with small craft, mostly at anchor. We were told about a luxury hotel called "The Other Side", which is on, appropriately enough, the other side of the harbor, reached only by sea. This location doesn't feel like a tourist trap......it feels "real". Easy driving distance from Panama City, an exacty opposite of this village. The place itself and drive to get there are well worth while.

3  Thank Roy P
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

It is a MUST to visit while you are in Panama Rep.
This is the opportunity to visit one of the most important areas of Panama that combines the history of Pirates and Spanish.
This park is very important, since in this area started the famous Portobello fairs. Actually the park combine history with folklore
" The Congos". And a famous religious festival "Cristo Negro de Portobello" that this most important date is in October where a lot of people comes to visit it.

1  Thank LILMOTTA
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