Aguas Claras Expansion Center & Portobelo


Aguas Claras Visitor Center (Canal Expansion Locks)
World Heritage Site by UNESCO - Portobelo
Monument of Christopher Columbus
San Felipe Church - Home of the Black Christ


Transportation car and boat
Bilingual tour guide
Entrance fee to sites
Snacks and water


Light clothing is advisable, poncho or raincoat. Running or hiking shoes
Comfortable shoes are essential when going on day tours
Use sunblock and insect repellent whenever spending time outdoors




Mon.- Sun.-


Departure to Colon (1.5 hrs from the city) , to the Aguas Claras Visitor Center of the Panama Canal Expansion on the Atlantic Side. In here you will witness the functioning of the new set of locks, lively and through a video in the audiovisual hall, also you will find an exhibition room which explains what have been found during the excavation as well as what have done the Panama Canal to preserve species. We depart towards the city of Colón. We take a brief tour of the Washington Walkway on Central Ave. where you can see the monument of Christopher Columbus. Continue towards Portobelo on the Caribbean coast. Portobelo was founded in 1597 and has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The fortifications which protected the settlement are considered the most important and rich fortifications of colonial times. The church of San Felipe de Portobelo is home to the Black Christ, patron saint of the region, and the local museum holds general information on colonial times.

More Tours

Jungle Land Day Tour

The most complete tour of Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal, where you explore flora and fauna while crossing alongside big ships making their way to the famous Locks. Take part in activities such as kayaking, fishing, or swimming on the lake.

San Blas Day Tour

Learn about how the Guna people live and witness how well they have preserved their culture, enjoy swimming or snorkeling in crystal clear Caribbean water or simply relax on the beautiful paradisiacal white sand beaches.

Reprosa & Panama Viejo

Reprosa represents the best of Panama’s history, traditions, and nature through top quality handmade jewelry and handicrafts. Panama Viejo was founded in 1519 as the first Spanish city on the American Pacific.