Walk to the Colón Free Trade Zone for great deals
Located in the Colón 2,000 Cruise Port and shopping center, our Radisson hotel offers easy access to the Colón Free Trade Zone and some of Panama’s most popular things to do. Soak up gorgeous views of Manzanillo Bay from your hotel room, and then head south to the Panama Canal or north to the ruins of Portobelo. For a glimpse of the region’s natural beauty, spend the day relaxing on nearby beaches or hike through the splendor of the Panamanian rainforest.
- Colón Beaches
With white-sand shores and placid waters, nearby beaches are the perfect place for water skiing, fishing and relaxing.
- Isla Grande (63 miles)
Providing a lush, tropical backdrop for activities like snorkeling, diving, surfing, boating and watercraft riding, this quiet island community off the shores of Portobelo is an ideal location for a fun-filled excursion.
- Colón 2,000 Cruise Port and Mall (0.2 miles)
This cutting-edge port draws cruise passengers and area vacationers with a duty-free shopping complex and a charming array of craft boutiques.
- Colón Free Trade Zone (0.2 miles)
As the world's largest free-trade zone outside of Hong Kong, the Colón Free Trade Zone is home to more than 1,700 companies and attracts more than 250,000 worldwide visitors a year. During your visit, you can find goods and services that include electrical appliances, pharmaceutical products, liquor, cigarettes, office and home furniture, clothing, shoes, jewelry and toys.
Local landmarks and museums:
- Gatun Locks (8 miles)
The biggest locks in the Panama Canal, the Gatun Locks do the work of two sets of locks on the Pacific side. Stand on an observation platform for outstanding views of the locks, the Caribbean entrance to the canal and Gatun Lake.
- Black Christ Church and Museum (25 miles)
Learn about Portobelo’s patron saint when you visit this religious site. If your visit falls on October 21, you can attend the annual festival and parade held in his honor.
- Fortifications at Portobelo-San Lorenzo (30 miles)
Set aside a day to explore the ruins of a coastal defense system along Panama’s Caribbean coast. Built by Spain in the 17th and 18th centuries, these fortifications have been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Portobelo (33 miles)
Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this town beside the bay is home to the Aduana Real, a restored Spanish Colonial treasure house, as well as the ruins of five Spanish forts.