COLON AND PORTOBELO
CITY NAMED BYCHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
MOST POPULAR FESTIVALCRISTO NEGRO
PORTOBELO POPULATION4,500
Portobelo is a port city in the province of Colon. Here you can expect to find a ton of history. Once a prominent silver exporting center, it currently has numerous markers and monuments that denote its deeply entrenched past.

From historic forts, to remnants of what once stood as barricades to the city, Portobelo prides itself on its view of the country’s culture. A definite place for those history buffs.
  • PORTOBELO NATIONAL PARK

    A World Heritage Site, this park is a mix of old fortresses, an old custom house, but also provides plenty to do and see in terms of outdoor natural adventure. With coral reefs, swamps and lagoons, the park features a ton of wildlife.

  • SOBERANíA NATIONAL PARK

    This particular national park is a favorite among bird watchers. Perhaps that is because there are well over 500 bird species to be found here. From parrots to cuckoos, the most exotic bird specimens call Soberania their home.

  • ISLA GRANDE

    Just off the coast of Portobelo, Isla Grande has become a hot surfing destination in recent years. The island itself is home to roughly 2000 people and definitely caters to travelers with plenty of restaurants, bars and shops.

VEBO EXPERIENCES IN COLON AND PORTOBELO