This Caribbean fishing village is so laid-back that it's hard to imagine it was once the most important Spanish port in Central America, with huge quantities of South American gold and Asian treasure passing through the fortresses here. Several of these UNESCO-listed colonial fortresses still stand in the village, but nowadays you'll find a relaxed Caribbean atmosphere filled with music and art.

Nearby, attractive beaches can be reached by boat, and divers and snorkelers will find some great underwater spots to explore off the coast.

Experiences in Portobelo

Portobelo Historic Walk

Take a look back into Portobelo's fascinating past, filled with stories of pirates and Spanish »

Traditional Dance Performance

Music and dance are a huge part of Portobelo's culture, and this performance gives a taste of three of the »

Portobelo Pirates

Retrace the steps of the pirates of the Caribbean as you sail along the coast by catamaran. You'll be »

hotels in Portobelo

El Otro Lado Private Retreat

El Otro Lado Private Retreat

Overlooking the stunning Portobelo Bay, this family-owned luxury resort blends seamlessly into its natural »

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