Panama City (Colón)

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Panama City (Colón)

Sail into the Caribbean seaport of Colón and grab a good spot on deck so you can take in the view. What a picture it is. Behold the Atlantic Ocean entrance to the famous Panama Canal. Born from a desire to get to California (and its Gold Rush) as fast as possible, this industrious town was the last stop on the 19th century Panama Railroad. It's now home to Canal Zones, U.S. military bases and of course, beauty.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
  • Time Zone
    EST (Eastern Standard Time) UTC/GMT -5 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "good morning" in Spanish: "buenos dias.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Panamian Balboa (PAB); Duty-free shopping, souvenirs and native crafts.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Taxi ride to anything around town is very affordable; yet, organised shore excursions are probably the best option!
    • Famous For
      This was an important trading port for Spain during the colonial era. There are ruins of 5 Spanish forts and a few local treasure houses (looted by famous pirates in the past).
    • Fun Fact #1
      The Colón Free Zone, a massive shopping showroom where wholesalers, retailers and the general public shop for great deals.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The Panama Canal Railway Company (panarail.com) is a transcontinental railway that runs from Colón to Panama City. Total travel time between the two cities is only one hour each way. No reservations needed.

Panama City (Colón) TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Panama Canal Experience

Experience the wonders of the Panama Canal on this spectacular partial canal transit. Arriving in Panama City, you will...

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Highlights of Panama City

Boarding your mini-coach at the pier, you'll commence a 40-minute drive to fascinating Panama City. Panama City is locat...

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Two Oceans by Railroad

This completely unique tour could easily be the highlight of your trip. Just imagine traveling down the tracks of the fi...

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Two Oceans by Railroad - Dome Car

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