The city of
Colón hosts a range of shopping options. The city’s
main street, Bolívar Avenue, is lined with stores. There
you can find anything, from sewing needles to the latest in today’s
fashions, from appliances and furniture to crafts and fine jewelry.
For those preferring the ease of a shopping center, there is the
new Los Cuatro Altos mall. This recently opened center has department
stores, shoe stores, supermarkets, a multiplex cinema, a disco,
billiards and a video arcade, and restaurants. You will find ample
parking at Los Cuatro Altos, located beside the new elevated bridge,
some 15 minutes from downtown Colón.
At the cruise ship port of Colón 2000, you can purchase
exquisite regional crafts such as fabric molas from the Kuna Indians,
tagua nut sculptures, and pottery. You can also take advantage
of the city’s low prices on appliances, cameras and video
cameras, computers, cell phones, and even fine furniture for home
and office. This shopping center also has a well-stocked supermarket.
If you need to stay connect with the rest of the world, fear not:
our city has numerous "Internet Cafés." For the
modest sum of $0.50 an hour (fifty US cents or fifty centésimos
of a Balboa), you can connect to the Web to check your e-mail
or to surf.
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 / 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.