Colon is a sea port on the Caribbean Sea coast of Panama. The city lies near the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal. It is capital of Panama’s Colón Province and has traditionally been known as Panama’s second city. Three modern ports make Colón one of the most important ports of the Caribbean Sea.
Set along the turquoise waters of the Caribbean coast, the province has a wide variety of attractions-beautiful beaches and islands, fascinating historical sites, the largest Free Trade Zone outside Hong Kong, a state-of-the-art cruise port, world-class bird watching, diving and snorkeling and a spectacular 5 star hotel/convention center on the Panama Canal.
Things to See and Do
* The Customs Building
* Black Christ Church and Museum
* Isla Grande National Park
* Fort Lorenzo
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Balboa, U.S. dollar (PAB, USD)
Language – Spanish
Population – 210,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – +507
Port Location – The port is located at Colon.
Travel Links – International flights arrive at Tocumen International Airport (PTY), which lies about 20 miles east of Panama City (from all countries) or David Airport (from Costa Rica in AirPanama ). Panama City’s PTY is well connected with the Americas and has non-stop flights to almost 20 countries in the region. Neighbor Colombia is specially well served with daily flights to more than 7 cities, including Bogota, Medellín, Cali and Cartagena.