Portobelo is a port city in Colón Province, Panama. It is located on the northern part of the Isthmus of Panama, halfway between the Panama Canal and the San Blas Archipelago. It is a small city with a deep natural harbor.
Set along the turquoise waters of the Caribbean coast, Colon province has a wide variety of attractions-beautiful beaches and islands, fascinating historical sites, the largest Free Trade Zone outside Hong Kong, a state-of-the-art cruise port, world-class bird watching, diving and snorkeling and a spectacular 5 star hotel/convention center on the Panama Canal.
Things to See and Do
* Forts of Santiago and San Geronimo
* Customs House
* Fort Lorenzo
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Balboa, U.S. dollar (PAB, USD)
Language – Spanish
Population – 210,000 approx (Colon)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – +507
Port Location – The port is located at Cristobal, Colón.
Travel Links – Access to Portobelo is via plane from Panama City in Marcos A. Gelabert Airport in Albrook to France Field airport in Colon, which takes about 20 minutes and then a car to Portobelo (40 minutes).