History and Relaxing Beach Day.
Portobelo is located about 2 hours from Panama City. This historical and scenic bay side town is home to the ruins of 17th century Spanish forts and a restored Spanish Colonial treasure house. Portobelo was Spain's major port in the Americas. All the gold and treasure that travel to Spain from Peru and Bolivia went through the Portobelo Custom house.
This little town was also attack seven times by pirates, privateers and the English navy. Sir Francis Drake, Henry Morgan and many other attack Portobelo.
Beside the rich history, Portobelo's surrounding areas has some of the beautiful Caribbean beach areas with turquoise water that invite to relax and enjoy the environment.
This tour is best on week day to avoid crowds.
The listing price is for 2 passengers, bigger groups can be arrange on request.
I will pick you up at your hotel or cruise ship and drive to Portobelo area headding to the beach. After which we will go to Portobelo town were we will share the history of this important point for the conquers. After this we head back to your hotel or cruise ship on the Atlantic side.
Note: 1. Availability on the Atlantic depend on the port of arrival.
2. For cruise ships in the Pacific side depend on the time you got available as it is a longer drive.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: your Hotel lobby
End location: your hotel lobby
Duration: 8 hours
Depends on weather and traffic.
Private Tour, bilingual guide, Comfortable AC transportation, entrance fees, local lunch, snacks and drinks.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 50$ - Personal expenses as massage, kayak or paddler rental or special drinks.
Personal expenses as souvenirs, massage, paddler or kayak rental and special drinks as rum or cocktails.
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Mario is a true professional. He met us as we cleared our ship at the appointed time and from that moment on until he returned us to the ship every detail was attended. He had mapped out all the sights we had asked him to show us and in route we talked about the history of Panama, the culture and economy. As we passed historical sights he was able to give us background and specific dates events occurred. He has lived in the US and his English is excellent. We give him our highest recommendation.