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travel42 Port Guide: Colon

Colon travel42 Port of Call Guide

The once-thriving city of Colon, Panama, sits 40 mi/60 km northwest of Panama City at the Caribbean entrance to the canal. It is still a major port of freighters, and a minor cruise-port stop; cruise ships berth at Colon 2000, while commercial vessels do so at Cristobal. A refurbishment program has been launched under Panama's master tourist plan, but at present, Colon is still a mostly grim place that doesn't have a lot to offer visitors—except danger. Crime is a serious problem in Colon, and i...
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