Portobelo National Park | Visit Panama

WHERE TO GOParque Nacional Portobelo
(Portobelo National Park)

Portobelo is a port city located to the north of the isthmus of Panama. It was established during the Spanish colonial period and is famous for having being frequented by pirates, such as Captain Henry Morgan. It has many historical monuments and a National Park for the protection of its ecosystems.

BASIC INFORMATION

LOCATION

Colón

TEMPERATURE

66 - 86°F (19 - 30°C)

CLIMATE

Tropical

TERRAIN

Beach

During colonial times, Portobelo stood out as one of the most important settlements in America, due to its usefulness as a natural port for the transportation to Europe of riches obtained from the conquest of South America. Its walls keep the memories of a city that hosted many great personalities of the commercial, cultural, and political world of the days of the Spanish Empire. You may walk through the ancient ruins of the Santiago de la Gloria, San Jeronimo, San Fernando, and San Fernandino forts, the church of San Juan de Dios (recently restored), and the Padres Mercedarios convent. The locals maintain their traditions, such as Corpus Christi and the famous congo dances.

WHAT TO DO

BEST KNOWN FOR

Being one of the old world's first important strategic ports of the Caribbean.