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“black christ”(14 reviews)
“fort ruins”(6 reviews)
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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.
Colon, Panama
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 May 2006

Portobelo, colon is fascinating, is great for diving o just snkorkeling, it is also a natual park, and a historical place just for u to know Christopher colombus arrive there in 1502 and u can still see part of that.

9  Thank Resort16442
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 September 2012

This is a nice drive but not much to do when you get there. There is the Fort and the little church that has the black Christ.

3  Thank travelf0rfun_23
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have visited the fort ruins several times over the last twenty years and it always fascinates me. Not much to really learn at the fort but if you read about it on-line you can visualize the purpose of the fort by wondering the grounds....More

Thank normanf230
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Been to this place for many times. first stop to the Black Church Portobelo and continued to Portobelo National Park. A place to just enjoyed the scenery and taking some pictures.

Thank diazpty88
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Sadly, when I came here there was some graffiti on one of the fort walls which is not a good thing. The place is small and you can get through this in an 1 max. I found some litter on the floor at the entrance...More

Thank travelbug2332
Reviewed 10 May 2018

we had gone to park via cruise ship excursion. it was a long drive, saw lots of poverty, then beautiful scenery. the is not much at the fort then you saw a little movie and then the beautiful church. Traffic was heavy, we were not...More

Thank Stiegjl
Reviewed 19 April 2018 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
Reviewed 17 April 2018 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
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
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
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
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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Luisa A
8 November 2016|
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