The trading hub used by the spaniards and merchants
Portobelo is located in the province of Colon, district of Portobelo, at 2 hours from Panama city, which outstands its beautiful beaches in the Caribbean side and of course its formidable background history that still stands in their monumental military architecture. This town was popular back in time due to the famous fairs of Portobelo were merchants from all over the world, reached down to trade and exchange goods and articles using the famous Cobblestone road known as Camino Real & Camino de Cruces. Furthermore these routes; made by the spaniards conquerors, were used in order to ship all the gold, silver and treasures that were taken out from Peru and Ecuador to Europe; reason why many Pirates and Buccaneers raided this town no less than 7 times.
FLOW OF THE TOUR.
We depart from pick-up point location at 7:00am taking the Motta expressway to reach around 8:00am at Sabanitas Colon. From there to Portobello is 45mins ride. As we reach to Portobello Town we make arrangement with the restaurant were we'll have lunch. We do our historical tour around the fortressess and the Colonial buildings (2hours). after this, we have lunch (1 hour). Finished lunch we jump back into the vans and take a 25 minutes ride to reach at a beautiful public beach called CACIQUE. Here will stay the rest of the afternoon having a nice swim in the clear water and white sand. Around 3:30pm we should be moving back to your agreed drop-off location were tour ends.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting point could be at your Hotel, Cruise ship port or Airport you're arriving (in such case, please provide flight/cruise ship details in order to make a Banner with your name as a reference)
End location: Tour ends normally at the pickup point which could be Hotel, Airport or Cruise ship port; however, if you desire to have a different location for dropoff we can reach to a mutual agreement.
Duration: 10 hours
Tour lenght duration may be affected due to car traffic in certain days.
we will use my personal Vans which is a Hyundai-H1 Year 2012, automatic transmission, air conditioned, in Excellent conditions, with a capacity of 11 passengers, however, for a comfortable journey it is suggested a maximum of 5 passengers.
Air conditioned transportation (Vans-Hyundai H-1)
Internet Connection (Wifi-Service in the Vans)
Bilingual Tour Guide Driver
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 USD - Lunch and beverages, wine, beer, snacks
Lunch Meal and beverages (runs under your account)
Admission Fee to The Casa Aduana Museum $5.00 per person
Optional:boat ride through the islands such as Mamey Island
All tours can be tailor-made to meet your needs.
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This tour was so terrific. You get to experience so much in your day. Portobello is a fabulous place with an extensive history. Vincent makes the tour so very interesting with his knowledge and stories. You get to see the ruins, bays, a fabulous lunch and top that off with a spectacular beach visit. Vincent caters to your every want and need. Thank you Vincent for a wonder day.