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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.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“black christ” (13 reviews)
“fort ruins” (5 reviews)
“small town” (4 reviews)
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Colon, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took this trip from Colon. About an hour+ drive. Not much to see along the way and spent about 45 minutes total at the sights: fort ruins, church of black Christ and custom (governors) house museum. Museum has English DVD and English signage. Interesting, but...More

1  Thank mike w
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove along the coast and enjoyed the views of both the rainforest and the ocean. There are nice restaurants and some nice beaches and an impressive ruined fort to visit.

1  Thank Lattemachiato
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

This was our biggest mistake to go there. Both of two destination was very wasted full of junks and nobody speak English. Trust me you can't ask for coffee ....they don't understand you.totally nothing.in the hotels or local restaurants too. All the pics are lying...More

1  Thank SteveMara79
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

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.

1  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.

Thank KayleeShepheard
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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

1  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

1  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

1  Thank bandit153
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Luisa A
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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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