Portobelo And The New Locks Of The Panama Canal


The town of Portobelo was founded by Christopher Columbus on his fourth voyage in 1597. This picturesque town is rich in history as it was the site of many sea and land battles between the Spanish Colonials. Sir Francis Drake was among the infamous Captains that raided this site and his body is said to be buried off the waters of Portobelo bay, near an Island named after him. Visit Fort San Geronimo, Fort San Felipe, Customs House, two story colonial structure built in 1630, it was the headquarters of the Spanish customs offices and the Black Christ Church (the patron Saint of Portobelo). The new Observation Center of the Canal Expansion, Agua Clara Locks, located in Colon Panama, is a park style concept based on open platforms and roofed terraces, built in an area of four hectares, 400 visitors, simultaneously, will be able to enjoy in this new center, the construction of the new locks of the Panama Canal in the Atlantic, at the same time, from its privileged location, visitors see the majestic Gatun Lake, where ships continue their transit through the waterway.

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Know before you go

  • Please bring bottled water for your convenience
  • Please wear light clothing and comfortable shoes, and bring sun protection
  • Get to know Portobelo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Admire spectacular views of the Panama Canal and surrounding landscapes
  • Take a guided tour of the famous Agua Clara Locks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual driver/guide (English and Spanish)
  • Entrance tickets
  • Gratuities (optional)
5 hours

Pickup included

  • Pickup from your hotel in Panama City.
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