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Day Trip to Portobelo Ruins and Beach
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Isla Grande Tour from Panamá City
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Picturesque bayside village features the ruins of five Spanish forts, a restored treasure house and the burial place of Sir Francis Drake.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Colon, Panama
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a local to this historical site. The drive was through some very questionable areas. The site itself is very interesting. We spent 3 hours driving round trip. Probably wouldn't do it again.

Thank aprilr0324
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

We did this as a part of our trip to Colon via the train from Panama City. We had a fantastic tour guide, Sorhay our travel guide from the real panama tours, who grew up in the area, took us on a tour of the...More

Thank jcharanis
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is an interesting fort in Portobelo. It is free to enter and steeped in history. Worth visiting if you're in Portobelo.

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to Isla Grande and it was really awesome seeing the fort that was still standing. We took some really great pictures here

Thank Kimtsy S
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Must go 80 km from Colon to see small ruins and church and one old house. Not worth for 3 hours driving. But in terms of Panama monuments, maybe the best touch of history. Nice view to lagoon with ships, short coffee, long drink and...More

Thank hmarket
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is a key stop. Imagine all the Caribbean history of pirates and galleons. Well, it all happened right here. The forts and cannons are still there, right where the Spanish left them. The forts are totally open and free and right there in town,...More

Thank Topekagal9
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

I love history but the ruins aren't labelled and unless you do your research, you might not know what you are looking at. Most places and countries will label the ruins in the park so you know what happened and what you are looking at....More

Thank bandit153
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

The bus ride to Portobello was at least 2 hours and when we arrived we didn't see much. The ruins were interesting but not worth 4 hours on the bus. Had lunch at a little cafe and only got half our order - after AT...More

Thank Minnesotatraveler214
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This you Have To See Really Kool ,Just at the Entrance to Portobello ,Panama Wish they would do more to preserve in its Natural State No Cost to Enjoy So Enjoy and go into Town as well theres another fort there as well as a...More

Thank morenergy
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My brother and I took a day trip out to portobelo from San Carlos, road signs are almost non existent.. so make sure you have gps or maps (which are impossible to find in Panama. The forts were really neat and it was absolutely gorgeous...More

Thank Nathan A
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Luisa A
8 November 2016|
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Response from Kittypretty | Reviewed this property |
actually at the spot where you find the ruins of the fortress there is a place where they sell local food but it's not so good and a little overpriced. on the way to Portobello on the left hand (on the shore line) you will... More
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