Portobello and Gatun Experience

Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes. With parent supervision

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2



English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Enjoy the history and culture of the caribbean

Go back in time to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries where Portobello was the richest port routes between Spain and America. In those days even some ruins still preserves like castles Santiago Gloria, San Geronimo, San Fernando and San Fernandito showing their guns that who's uses for the defense of the city, all sow the Royal Customs House and the Church of San Felipe de Portobello remain standing

The Bay of Portobello was discovered by Christopher Columbus on his fourth voyage in 1502 and its great beauty he called Porto Bello (beautiful port in Italian). But the city was not founded until almost a century later, in 1597, by Francisco Valverde and Mercado, who called San Felipe de Portobello in honor of Philip II of Spain. Portobello emerged to replace the town of Nombre de Dios, who had no good natural conditions to defend against pirate attacks.
Come to visit this place and let the story will wrap until revive the great importance of Portobello for the Spanish Crown


We will pick you up at your hotel or ship, then we drive by car to Portobello, after reviewing the history of the place we drive to Gatun Locks to experience the magnificence of the Canal

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: In the Lobby of the hotel where you find.
If you came on ship by colon 2000 port we will meet at the Lobby of the Radisson Hotel.
Is your ship is coming and the pacific at the amodor cosway, the meeting point will be the duty-free shop main gate

End location: At the end of the tour I will leave you at the pick up site.

Duration: 6 hours


A/C transportation car

What’s Included

A/C transportation car , my services as your private guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 USDollars - souvenirs, Gatun Locks tickets

What’s Extra

Any items of personal nature.



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