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Revision as of 20:24, 15 July 2011
Colón is a city in the Colón region of Panama. The town is in poor condition and notorious for its high crime rate, but it is worth driving around to look at the culture, people and architecture.
A luxury train connects Colón with Panama City and the ride along the canal is very beautiful.
Colón is also a stop for many cruise ships.
- Parks and Statues, most are by the shore area. The most notable is the one you see coming into Colón on Central Ave.
- Christ Church by the Sea
- La Zona Libre, . A walled compound within Colon, and the second largest free trade zone in the world after Hong Kong. Unfortunately it is not aimed at tourists but to wholesalers, so it's not the shopping paradise you might imagine. Anything bought here is shipped to the airport and can be picked up only when you leave Panama.
Seafood soup $4,00, was a great treat with three or four different types of fish in a tasty tomatoe base. Have with rice and fried plaintans with salsa. If your not into seafood try the roasted chicken with rice or potatoes $1.65 (Matilda Duffy 12-26-2008)
- Wasington Hotel
- Melia Panama Canal, Antigua Escuela de Las Americas, ☎ (507) 4701100, .
Colon is a very dangerous city, and rarely on the tourist itinerary due to the risks of becoming the next victim. Walking around is not advisable.
I visited Colon December 20, 2008 and was not allowed by the police to walk around. My movements were very much restricted to being forced to drive in a taxi two blocks to go shopping? I was allowed to walk Central Blvd, but only during the day and because the police had squads located on each corner.(Matilda Duffy 12 26 2008)