Portobelo (Panama)

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Portobelo cruise port

Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
2023-09-24 17:59

min: 75 °F (23 °C) / max: 85 °F (30 °C) 82°F
Wind: 299°/ 2.5 m/s  Gust: 3.2 m/sWind: 299°/ 2.5 m/s  Gust: 3.2 m/sLight breeze
2.5 m/s
Min / Max Temperature85 °F / 30 °C
75 °F / 24 °C
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Portobelo (aka Porto Bello) is a port town in Panama's Colon province, with population around 5,000. The town was founded by the Spaniards during colonial period. It features a deep-water natural harbor and was a center for silver export (prior mid-18th century).

Portobelo (Panama) cruise port

Following Guerra del Asiento (Jenkins' Ear War / 1739-1748), the Spanish switched from big fleets calling at several ports to small fleets trading at various ports. These ships also started to travel around Cape Horn trading directly at western coast South America ports.

In 1739 Portobelo was destroyed. Following the war, it was slowly rebuilt and revived briefly during Panama Canal construction (1881-1914). In 1980, the ruins of Spanish colonial fortifications and Fort San Lorenzo were designated UNESCO site.

Portobelo cruise terminal

Portobelo (Panama) is a tender port, meaning cruise ships anchor in the bay and their passengers are transported ashore via the ship's tender boats. An immigration office and boat tour services to Colombia are offered to cruise tourists. Prices range from USD 160 pp (Naturalstour taxi boat) to USD 550 pp (private sail boat tours).

Port Portobelo cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Portobelo, Panama. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

7 October, 2023
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Cloud13:0019:00
30 October, 2023
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Quest

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