04/10
Activity
Full day
Duration
Colon
Location

Visit a Spanish Fortress and enjoy a relaxing time in the Caribbean.

Prices based upon a minimum of 2 participants.
PICK UP At your hotel in Panama City
WHAT TO WEAR bathing suit, change of dry clothes, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, beach towels.
HIGHLIGHTS
  Historic Portobelo
  UNESCO World Heritage Site
  Black Christ Church
  Swim & snorkel in the Caribbean
INCLUDED
Private transportation
Lunch, snacks & bottled water
Entrance fees
Expert Guide
NOT INCLUDED
 Alcoholic beverages and meals not specified in the itinerary

Early in the morning your guide will meet you at your hotel for a drive to Portobelo Fortress. During the 17th and 19th centuries the Port of Portobelo was used as a Spanish Fortress and as a Caribbean terminal. Products such as spices, gold and silver that came from Peru and other Spanish Colonies passed through the country, along a trail called the Royal Path, and then were boarded on ships to be transported to Spain.

Pirates attacked Portobelo several times; the best-known attack was organized by Henry Morgan. Another worthy area to visit is Drake Island, where the famous Sir Francis Drake was buried.

On the first part of the tour, we will visit the ruins of the colonial port, the custom house where the treasure and gold were stored and the Portobelo church, where the famous Black Christ statue is located. A ceremony to commemorate the Black Christ, which is worshipped throughout the country, is held on the 21st of October of each year.

After the historical part of the tour and a nice lunch, we will be taking a short boat ride to one of the nice beaches of the area for a nice relaxing beach afternoon with the opportunity for snorkeling.

Note: This tour can be tailor-made to your interests and needs.