The national capital Panama City is situated 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Portobelo.
If you plan to get out and about in Portobelo, why don't you head to the the San Felipe Church?.
Don't limit yourself to Portobelo, because Panama features numerous scenic and cultural attractions waiting to be explored. Colon and Cristobal are two other places worth checking out while you're in Panama.
Panama is a good destination for those interested in open-air markets.
Combine a little learning with leisure during your stay by joining a group of like-minded travelers on one of Portobelo's excellent guided nature walks. Take some time to relax in Panama's waterways and enjoy popular watersports such as sea kayaking or surfing.
There is no better way to discover the place you are traveling through than trying the food from the region. Popularly used ingredients in Panama are rice and plantains. Typical foods are tamales (corn dough rolls) and corvina (baked fish), but of course there are many other fine dishes to choose from. Those who have a little room left, should try raspados (ice topped with sweet syrup), the perfect way to round out your Panama dining experience. The restaurants in this region nearly always serve Balboa, so be sure to try one if you love a beer. For a typical alcohol-free drink, try resbaladera (chilled barley and rice drink).
When it is time to leave Portobelo, you'll be sure to bid this place a fond "Adiós" Rest assured, however, you'll be leaving with special photos, momentos and memories that you'll have for years to come.