Colon, located on the Caribbean coast of Panama, is a captivating destination that combines history, culture and natural beauty in a harmonious fusion. With its imposing colonial buildings, white sand beaches and rich Afro-Antillean tradition, Colon offers visitors a unique experience full of charm and authenticity.

The city is home to a priceless historical treasure, with sites such as Fort San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This imposing fort offers panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and boasts a fascinating history dating back to the time of the Spanish conquest.

But Colón is not only a stop for history lovers; it also captivates with its beautiful beaches bathed by the warm waters of the Caribbean. Playa Langosta, Playa Blanca and Isla Grande are just some of the options where travelers can immerse themselves in the turquoise sea, relax under the tropical sun or enjoy water activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving.

Afro-Antillean culture permeates every corner of Colón, from its vibrant music to its exquisite cuisine. Visitors can delight in traditional dishes such as coconut rice, fried fish and tasty empanadas. 

How to enjoy the destination:

To fully enjoy Colón, I recommend exploring its rich history by visiting its museums and colonial buildings, as well as relaxing on its white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to sample the delicious local cuisine and immerse yourself in the Afro-Antillean culture that characterizes this region.

What to do:

  • Visit Fort San Lorenzo: an impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site, offering panoramic views and a fascinating history.
  • Enjoy the beaches: relax on beautiful beaches such as Playa Langosta, Playa Blanca or Isla Grande, where you can swim, snorkel or just sunbathe.
  • Take a visit to the Panama Canal visitor center in Aguas Claras : get up close and personal with one of the wonders of modern engineering and watch the ships pass through the locks.

Places of great tourist interest:

In addition to Fort San Lorenzo, Isla Grande other highlights to visit in Colon include Portobelo National Park, the Handicrafts Market and the Church of the Black Christ.

Lodging offer: you will find hotels of different categories that offer their comforts and quality services.

Climate and average temperature:

Colon has a humid tropical climate, with warm temperatures throughout the year. The average temperature ranges between 25°C and 30°C, so I recommend you to wear light and comfortable clothes, as well as sunscreen and insect repellent.

How to get there from Panama City:

From Panama City, you can reach Colon in approximately one hour by car via the Transisthmian Highway. You can also take a bus from the Albrook Transportation Terminal. 


  • Make sure you carry enough cash with you, as not all establishments accept credit cards.
  • Always keep a bottle of water with you to stay hydrated, especially during outdoor activities.
  • Book your accommodations in advance, as Colón is a popular tourist destination and there can be high demand at certain times of the year.

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