Colon, Panama

Colon, Panama

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The Gateway to the Panama Canal

The Caribbean seaport of Colon lies near the entrance to the Panama Canal and is home to a number of attractions including pristine beaches, the village of Achiote for bird watching, Isla Grande for diving and snorkeling, and the bayside Portobelo National Park, featuring 16th century Spanish forts, traditional houses, and ruins.

There’s also the Milaflores Locks, where you can watch the modern-day miracle of massive ships and tankers lifted up dozens of feet, and if you love to shop, then Colon is the place for you, since it’s the largest duty-free zone in the Americas. For the more adventurous type, hop on one of Panama Canal Railway Company’s vintage trains for an hour-long ride to Corazal (near Panama City), as you travel parallel to the canal and through exotic jungles and rainforests.

GATUN LOCKS

GATUN LOCKS

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GATUN LOCKS

GATUN LOCKS

Watch as ships enter and exit through this portion of the Panama Canal. A marvel of engineering, you’ll surely marvel at how the lock system works. The Gatun Locks also offer a prime vantage point for a new canal portion that is currently under construction.

ACHIOTE ROAD

ACHIOTE ROAD

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ACHIOTE ROAD

ACHIOTE ROAD

Explore the Achiote Road and surrounding area to discover a stunning array of birds. As you walk along, be sure to keep your eyes peeled; the area is home to over 300 different species of birds including trogons, toucans, and flycatchers.

PORTOBELO NATIONAL PARK

PORTOBELO NATIONAL PARK

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PORTOBELO NATIONAL PARK

PORTOBELO NATIONAL PARK

This picturesque national park features lush natural surroundings and beautiful sandy beaches. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the park includes ruins of Spanish forts. Both Christopher Columbus and Sir Francis Drake have graced these waters, with the latter rumoured to be buried in a lead coffin just offshore.

Colon, Panama At a glance

Current Weather:
28°C / 82 °F
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Current Time:
12:23:59 am2015/08/04 00:23:59 am
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Tuesday, August 04
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Currency:
Panamanian Balboa
Exchange Rates:
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  • 1.32
  • 0.64
  • 1.37
  • 0.91
  • 64.04
  • 3.45
  • 16.17
Local Details:
Population: 78,000
Country Code: +507

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