Discovering the Costa Arriba of Colon

3 Days - If you are a nature lover, Costa Arriba de Colón offers you many activities, from its visits to the Tropical Forest, its horseback riding and its beautiful beaches and mangroves. We give you the opportunity to discover them and live a few dream days.

Prices Per Person 3 Days (USD)
3 Days

Day 1

A representative of Nativa Tours will pick you up at your hotel in Panama City at 8h00 to leave for the Costa Arriba of Colón.

Your first stop will be in Portobelo. Small town that keeps a lot of history in its corners, and more from the colonial era (16th to 18th centuries).

The most notorious sample are the military forts that the Spanish built to defend themselves against pirates and corsairs. Only along the coasts of Portobelo we can see the following fortifications: San Jerónimo, Santiago de la Gloria and San Fernando.

The most important building in Portobelo was the Customs House where the treasures were kept until the departure of the galleons to Spain.

But in addition to its historical areas there are other elements that distinguish Portobelo. One of them is the traditional religious celebration of the Black Christ, in which Catholic parishioners participate every October 21.

Another distinctive element is the Congo culture, an Afro-colonial musical genre and dance that is mainly concentrated in the Costa Arriba and Costa Abajo de Colon. His dances are violent and erotic at the same time.

La cultura congo vive en Portobelo – Quiubo

They are a mocking, theatrical, mimicry representation of the relationship between slaves and their white masters, historical episodes of the infamous African trade, slavery and subsequent rebellions during the times of conquest and colonialism.

Portobelo, was included as a World Heritage Site in 1980 by UNESCO.

You will continue to Hostal Casita Rio Indio, where you will spend the night. Lunch is not included, so you can have lunch on the way or at Casita Rio Indio.

To end this wonderful day, you will enjoy a horseback ride of around 2 hours to the Cascajal River that is located within the Portobelo National Park. You will discover magnificent landscapes riding through the Rio Cascajal until you reach a waterfall called Cascada Cascajal. Upon arrival at the waterfall you will enjoy the refreshing transparent waters, before returning to the starting point. This parade is done Western style.

Day 2

After breakfast, you will be driven to Puerto Lindo, a small picturesque town in the province of Colon, where our guide will meet you and the boat tour will begin.

You will navigate through the well-known “Tunnel of Love”, a curious path that opens between the mangroves which join and cover the vast majority of the route representing a tunnel of abundant vegetation.

Leaving the “Tunnel of Love”, you will continue sailing parallel to the coast until you reach the well-known “Blue Veins”, a passage between mangroves with a unique color contrast between the green of nature and the crystalline blue of the water. From the sky, this passage appears to represent the veins of nature.

Finally, you will arrive at the beautiful “Playa Blanca”, a unique diving destination in the area. Its crystal clear waters are favorable for snorkeling. It has a spectacular view of a small wild island, and if you are lucky you will see a family of howler monkeys that reside on this beach. This is the ideal place for your lunch.

A sunset approaching, the boat will sail to look back and Puerto Lindo where the driver will be waiting to take you to your hostel.

You will spend the night at the Hostal Casita Rio Indio

Day 3

After breakfast, you will depart with a representative from Casita Rio Indio to carry out your expedition in the Jungle of the Portobelo National Park which includes a wide range of ecosystems, both in the marine environment and in the terrestrial environment.

If you consider yourself an adventurer in search of wonderful memories, this excursion will allow you to get to know the flora and fauna of the region.

You can have lunch at Casita Rio Indio or you can take it on the way, since at the end of the excursion in the jungle you will prepare for your return to Panama City.

It includes


Daily breakfasts

Visits and tickets

Not include

Lunches (except day 2)



It is recommended to bring

Solar protection

Hat or cap

Shoes that can get wet

Long pants for horseback riding and excursions in the jungle


Booking Details:

3 Days


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Prices Per Person 3 Days (USD)

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