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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited mid November. Port is handy to a group of shops with a nice gelato bar and junky souvenir stores. Walk along a wired in path to get out of the port by feet. Told by the local police not to walk too far as...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Iandav
Reviewed 2 November 2018

The Panama Canal reputedly generates annual revenues of over two billion US dollars. Very little of that money seems to find its way to Colon - a sad town with terrible roads, terrible housing and terrible poverty. I stayed less than twenty-four hours and that...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Hallomega
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This was by far the worst location for a cruise ship to dock. There isnothing to do here and it was dirty and dangerous. We made the hugemistake of booking a taxi to panama canal and around. Our driver managed to never give us her...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank April S
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

It’s hard to be positive about a town like this. Sometimes, not often, there really are no redeeming features. This is one such place. It looked dilapidated, dirty and very run down, like no-one takes any pride in it, which I’m sure is not completely...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank lastword2016
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We received a short tour through the town from a guide in a taxi. Sadly, the town has been deteriorating. However, there are some efforts to bring it back but they're not there yet! (Feb, 2018) We did go to the hotel where Teddy Roosevelt...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank ccbarb1
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Colon really shows the uneven distribution of wealth when you leave the cruise terminal and free trade zone. Everyone discouraged us from walking through the residential area of the city but we did anyway without any trouble. We only encountered helpful friendly people and felt...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Bear M
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Colon Panama, cruising on Marella Discovery 2. The main attraction is the Panama Canal (the ship does not sail down the canal) some cruise ships do such as P & O and it takes about 8 hours to sail from end to end. The newer...More

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank D401
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We got off of our small cruise ship (140 passengers) just as a large cruse ship was disgorging 4200 passengers. We tried to book a rental a car, but were told “EVERYTHING” in Colon is booked. Rental cars, hotel rooms, restaurants, EVERYTHING!” All because of...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank 966richardg
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I don't like to bad mouth anyplace we have been, but this place just gave me bad vibes. Going through the Panama Canal was an interesting experience although not quite what I expected but was all ok. The short stop in Colon as not great....More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank flamom58
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Our ship Zuiderdum docked at 6 pm instead of 3 pm so we were allowed one and half hours only in colon There is a shopping mall which looked promising but no time to shop we only benefited from the cheap WiFi at the terminal...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank MostafaA424
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