The City of Colón
Colón is second only to Panama City in its commercial importance. Just one hour from the capital, it is the main port for nearly all of the nation’s import and re-export goods. Colón is a bustling port city, attractive and known for its Oriental bazaars, appealing beaches and islands, historical monuments, and its Free Zone.
    Ports and Harbors
The province of Colón has two ports: Manzanillo and Cristóbal, strategically located on the Bahía de Manzanillo and Bahía Limón respectively. The Port of Manzanillo is one of the most important in all of Central America.
The Colón 2000 and Dock 6 of the Port of Cristóbal are cruise ship ports of call, receiving the most luxurious ships of Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruises, and other lines.

    The Colón Free Zone
The Colón Free Zone is the largest distribution center for Latin america and the Caribbean. It is second only to the Hong Kong Free Zone, enviably situated and with many distribution facilities.

During the XVI and XVII centuries, Portobelo was the richest port on the Gold Route between Spain and the Americas. The Aduana Real, the Royal Customshouse, has been restored and now serves as a museum. This popular attraction exhibits recently discovered artifacts from the Spanish colonial period as well as a collection of robes for Portobelo’s famous Cristo Negro, the Black Christ.

    Isla Grande
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.
Ave. Herrera, entre Calles 9 y 10    
Apartado 0301-01046 Colón, República de Panamá    
Tels.: 441-0477 Fax: 441-7921   
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Fuerte San Lorenzo
Fuerte San Lorenzo / Fort San Lorenzo
Located at the mouth of the Chagres River, Fort San Lorenzo is an historic gem left behind by the Spaniards.

Zona Libre de Colón
The Colón Free Zone is the largest merchandise distribution center for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Isla Grande
Isla Grande
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.



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