Historic Tour “Portobelo”

Take a look to the colonial history (1 día)

When the Spanish colonies were at its prime and the conquest of the Inca Empire was accomplished, the Spaniards set their eyes in strategic sites of Panama to transfer their cargos from coast to coast. Portobelo was the end of the Royal Road (Camino Real), path between the oceans that started in the Old Panama City.

Old Spanish galleons unloaded their treasures, transferred them across the Isthmus, and finally loaded the vessels waiting in Portobelo, in order to transfer them back to the Old World.
This activity became very attractive to Pirates and Buccaneers, forcing the Spanish conquerors to build forts for protection and customs. Nevertheless, all this was strategically planned, Sir Francis Drake, a British Buccaneer, who sacked and destroyed Portobelo where he was later killed in a battle. His body remains in a lead coffin in the bottom of the ocean in Portobelo Bay.

When the Spanish colonies were at its prime and the conquest of the Inca Empire was accomplished, the Spaniards set their eyes in strategic sites of Panama to transfer their cargos from coast to coast. Portobelo was Spaniards set their eyes in strategic sites of Panama to transfer their cargos from coast to coast. Portobelo was the end of the Royal Road (Camino Real), path between the oceans that started in the Old Panama City. Old Spanish galleons unloaded their treasures, transferred them across the Isthmus, and finally loaded the vessels waiting in Portobelo, in order to transfer them back to the Old World. This activity became very attractive to Pirates and Buccaneers, forcing the Spanish conquerors to build forts for protection and customs. Nevertheless, all this was strategically planned, Sir Francis Drake, a British Buccaneer, who sacked and destroyed Portobelo where he was later killed in a battle. His body remains in a lead coffin in the bottom of the ocean in Portobelo Bay. Once in Portobelo, visit the colonial fort of Santiago de la Gloria, a walking tour of the town and the newly restored Customs building, the fort of San Jeronimo, and ending with a visit of the church which houses the Black Christ.

Location: Costa Arriba, Province of Colon.
We recommend: casual wear, camera, hat, and sunscreen.
 
PRICE PER PERSON
US$ 247.00 (1 person)
US$ 125.00 (2 persons)
US$ 104.00 (3 persons)
US$ 97.00 (4-6 persons)