Destination guide

Explore the oceanfront setting in Portobelo

Come and experience Portobelo and its festivals, churches and culture. This city's snorkeling, diving and kayaking draw many visitors. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Portobelo

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Portobelo a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Safarick's Zoo (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Galeta Island Marine Education Center (16.8 mi / 27.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Portobelo

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Portobelo. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Blanca Beach (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Portobelo National Park (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Isla Mamey (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Chagres National Park (18.9 mi / 30.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Portobelo

Fly into Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.), the closest airport, located 38 mi (61.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Panama City (PAC-Marcos A. Gelabert Intl.), which is 40.3 mi (64.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Portobelo?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 20 vacation rentals near Portobelo. From 10 Houses to 4 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Portobelo for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Portobelo?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Portobelo. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Blanca Beach: 21 vacation rentals
  • San Felipe Church: 22 vacation rentals
  • Fuerte San Jerónimo: 21 vacation rentals
  • Fuerte San Fernando: 21 vacation rentals
  • Fuerte Santiago: 22 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portobelo listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portobelo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 10 Houses in Portobelo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Portobelo include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 4 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Studios: 4 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Portobelo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7 vacation rentals with pool available in Portobelo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.