20% of the park is marine area while the total acreage is near 86,000. The park is on the east coast of Panama offering a blend of tropical rain forest and 70 kilometers of beach front.
Created to preserve the natural beauty and culture of the area, it has become a popular diving location. Portobelo has become one of the most popular destinations of Panamanians and tourists alike.
The Monumental Complex was declared a World Cultural Heritage Monument by UNESCO in 1980. The Monumental Complex includes civil, religious and cultural buildings and was declared as a Monumental City of the Americas by the OAS.
How to Get to Portobelo From Panama City
It’s really simple to get to portobelo from Panama city. You just take the Transisthmian Highway for about a 90 minute ride.
What to do in Portobelo
Portobelo is a popular diving area because of the fabulous reef. There are diving schools nearby offering instruction for those of you who need it. One of the reasons that the diving is so popular in Portobelo is because the water is shallow and the reef is close to the coast.
There are other things to do besides diving. You could learn to dance the Conga or go out to eat at one of the many restaurants and enjoy the local food.
Services Near Portobelo
You can find what you want in Portobelo whether is be a tourist guide or restaurant. Typical of coastal villages you can also rent a jet-ski or a boat and of course diving equipment.
For more information or reservations, call from Panama: 836-5333
From USA call: 1-866-390-3451 or email us at email@example.com