After Portobelo the scenery becomes even more beautiful.
Isla Grande, 30 minutes beyond Portobelo on the Costa Arriba road,
boasts excellent surfing, lovely beaches, and mangroves. At the
Isla Grande Diving Center diving and snorkeling. The surfing here
is good. Isla Grande has been host to various international surf
competitions. It is a beautiful island. A walk up to the historic
lighthouse is definitely worth the time.
Isla Grande is home to two hotels and a number of cabin-style
accommodations. One of the most elegant resorts in Panama is Bananas
Village, a small beach hotel on a coconut plantation on the very
private seaward side of Isla Grande.
Herrera, entre Calles 9 y 10
Apartado 0301-01046 Colón, República de Panamá
Tels.: 441-0477 Fax: 441-7921
skype contact: hotelandros_1
Fuerte San Lorenzo / Fort
Located at the mouth of the Chagres River, Fort San Lorenzo is an
historic gem left behind by the Spaniards.
Libre de Colón
Free Zone is the largest merchandise distribution center for Latin
America and the Caribbean.
Perfect for a day trip from Colón. Take the Costa Arriba bus
past Portobelo and get off at the town of La Guaira. At La Guaira
you can take a boat to the beaches and mangroves of Isla Grande, only
a few hundred yards from the shore.