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Colon City Guide

Colon is the largest port city of Panama, excelling even the port of Miami. Besides being the largest port city, Colon is also the second largest city among the Panama cities. It is located at the entrance to the Panama canal.The capital of the city is Colon Province and is the cumulation point of Colon Container Terminal, Colon Port terminal and the Manzanillo International Terminal. The city is home to approximately 204,208 people of African- Antillean descent. Though the city possesses no island, but Isla Grande a famous tourist attraction is an island.

The city owes its origin to the Americans and was formerly named as Aspinwall. But in 1890 the city was renamed after Christopher Columbus. Colon is the Spanish form of Columbus. The city borders with another port city of Cristobal. Besides being the commercial center of the cities in Panama, Colon city is also an important tourist destination. The city being the port city has a tropical maritime climate with abundant rainfall like other Panama cites.

Attractions and Activities in Colon

The Colon city is one of the main tourist destinations. The important destinations luring the visitors are
  • Portobelo
  • Gatun Locks
  • Isla Grande
  • Fuerte San Lorenzo
The palm fringed warm sunny beaches of Colon are also mostly flocked by the tourists. The notable beaches are
  • Isla Grande
  • Playa Langosta
  • Playa Maria
Snorkeling, diving, surfing and fishing are some of the activities offered by the Colon city.

Accommodation and Transport in Colon

There are various resorts and hotels in Colon receiving guests and serving them with their high end service. To get to Colon there are various means of transport. Visitors can avail of the car facility to go around the Colon city. Buses are also there to ply the passengers through the city. Train services are also available. Therefore all the three means of surface transport are available. Regarding water transport there are cruises ferrying passengers to the city of Colon.

The city of Colon is a must visit, as tour to Panama remains incomplete. The city waits to unfold its features to the whole world.

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