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Colón, Panama

Colon is a sea port on the Caribbean Sea coast of Panama. The city lies near the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal. It is capital of Panama's Colón Province and has traditionally been known as Panama's second city. Three modern ports make Colón one of the most important ports of the Caribbean Sea.

Set along the turquoise waters of the Caribbean coast, the province has a wide variety of attractions-beautiful beaches and islands, fascinating historical sites, the largest Free Trade Zone outside Hong Kong, a state-of-the-art cruise port, world-class bird watching, diving and snorkeling and a spectacular 5 star hotel/convention center on the Panama Canal.

Things to See and Do

* Portobelo
* The Customs Building
* Black Christ Church and Museum
* Isla Grande National Park
* Fort Lorenzo

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Balboa, U.S. dollar (PAB, USD)
Language – Spanish
Population – 210,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – +507

Port Location – The port is located at Colon.

Travel Links - International flights arrive at Tocumen International Airport (PTY), which lies about 20 miles east of Panama City (from all countries) or David Airport (from Costa Rica in AirPanama [2]). Panama City's PTY is well connected with the Americas and has non-stop flights to almost 20 countries in the region. Neighbor Colombia is specially well served with daily flights to more than 7 cities, including Bogota, Medellín, Cali and Cartagena.

Cruises from Colón, Panama

Cruise Date Nights
Fram, Treasures of the Pacific Coast ex Colon to Valparaiso 2024-10-06 14
Roald Amundsen, Treasures of the Pacific Coast ex Colon to Valparaiso 2024-10-07 14
Le Bellot, 7 Night Panama and Costa Rica by Sea: The Natural Wonders of Central America ex Colón, Panama to Puntarenas, Costa Rica 2025-01-06 7
Le Bellot, 10 Night Secrets of Central America ex Colón, Panama to Puntarenas, Costa Rica 2025-02-03 10
Le Bellot, 10 Night Secrets of Central America ex Colón, Panama to Puntarenas, Costa Rica 2025-02-23 10
Le Bellot, 12 Night Panama, Colombia & Caribbean Islands ex Colón, Panama to Forte de France, Martinique 2025-03-15 12
Le Champlain, 10 Night A Tropical Odyssey in Central America ex Colón, Panama to Belize City, Belize 2025-12-03 10
Le Champlain, 10 Night Secrets of Central America ex Colón, Panama to Puntarenas, Costa Rica 2026-01-19 10
Le Champlain, 7 Night Panama and Costa Rica by Sea: The Natural Wonders of Central America – with Smithsonian Journeys ex Colón, Panama to P 2026-02-19 7
Le Champlain, 10 Night Secrets of Central America ex Colón, Panama to Puntarenas, Costa Rica 2026-03-05 10
Le Champlain, 12 Night Panama, Colombia & Caribbean Islands ex Colón, Panama to Forte de France, Martinique 2026-03-25 12

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