PORTOBELO IS DECLARED AS A HISTORIC SITE AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE SITE BY UNESCO WHERE SPANISH COLONIAL HISTORY STARTED IN PANAMA.
22º - 33º C
Sunny - Humid
Beach - Village
This city, discovered and named by Christopher Columbus in 1502, consists of five main historical ruins: Santiago de la Gloria, Santiago, San Felipe, San Fernando and San Jeronimo.
Experience the mouth-watering flavours of the typical Caribbean Creole cuisine; experience local life by joining many of the excursions to indigenous communities in the Embera with rivers surrounded by mangroves. In addition to the history and culinary experience there are various other activities including diving, snorkeling, paddle boarding and fishing.
One must learn about the culture and origin of the Nazarene emblematic "black Christ of which the source is unknown," located in the Church of San Felipe. One of the biggest attractions that this region offers visitors is to cross the Pacific coast of Panama City to Portobelo Atlantic in less than 2 hours. Local Panamanians walk from Panama City to get to the famous Black Christ Celebration on October 21st every year.
This area is one of the most fascinating places to visit in the country in terms of culture and El Otro Lado does it complete justice bringing a true magical essence through its luxurious aliquant designs. When one visits they will feel true emotions to the town and acquire a big sense of attachment to the place and the people.