"Not the A-hole of the planet as is often referred" Colón by Wanderboy43
Colón Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 46 photos
I stayed in Colon about 5 days and got to appreciate the city. There are blocks you want to avoid, but it´s important to differentiate between what´s poor and what´s dangerous. Colon is definitely a poor city, and the dilapitated buildings more than show that. But, families live there and I met some very friendly people. I didn´t feel safe walking around too much at night however.
You can walk all through the city. It has a nice layout. Apparently things were a bit better when the Americans were still running the canal. The place has seen better days.
Colon is the poorest looking place I´ve ever been. There are scores of buildings that look almost as bad as this one. Just right downtown.
Anyway, you can visit the Yacht club for a nice meal or a drink, and get onto a yacht going through the Canal (as a line handler)
- Pros:Nice people, interesting
- Cons:Really poor and a bit dangerous
- In a nutshell:One of my favorite cities!
Nice, clean, fast, cheap internet. On the main street through Colon more travel advice
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