North of Panama City, on the Caribbean coast, lies the Colón province with its fascinating historical places, beautiful rain forests, pretty beaches and islands.

  • Colón | Panama
    Colón | Panama

  • Colón | Panama
    Colón | Panama

  • Colón | Panama
    Colón | Panama

  • San Blas Kuna Yala community
    San Blas Kuna Yala community

  • San Blas | Panama
    San Blas | Panama

  • San Blas | Panama
    San Blas | Panama

  • San Blas | Panama
    San Blas | Panama

  • Kuna Yala gemeenschap | San Blas | Panama
    Kuna Yala gemeenschap | San Blas | Panama

The province is among other things famous for the harbour town of Portbelo, which was an important harbour for the export of silver from the 16th to the 18th century. Portbelo means ‘beautiful port’ in Portuguese and the name was coined by Columbus when he discovered the bay in 1502. Here you will find many ruins and Spanish forts, like the Portbelo and San Lorenzo fort, high up on a cliff at the mouth of the Chagres River. 

The San Blas archipelago consists of 365 islands on Panama’s Caribbean coast. ‘An island a day’ is what the original inhabitants, the Kuna Indians, say. Only 40 islands are inhabited by the Kuna who have their own language, customs, music, dance, culture and economical system. They paid for things with coconuts until recently. Enjoy topical white beaches, palm trees, a reef full of nature’s beauty and an interesting culture!

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