The once-thriving city of Colon, Panama, sits 40 mi/60 km northwest of Panama City at the Caribbean entrance to the canal. It is still a major port of freighters, and a minor cruise-port stop; ships berth at Colon 2000. A refurbishment program has been launched under Panama's master tourist plan, but at present, Colon is still a mostly grim place that doesn't have a lot to offer visitors—except danger. Crime is a serious problem in Colon, and it is generally advisable not to walk around on your ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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