How the journey started to some well-deserved R&R
The journey from Panamá city to Portobelo started by taking the Panama Canal Railway train which travels along the Panama Canal. A train that has been refurbished and repurposed to amongst other things, provide tourists and nationals alike, a scenic trip to the city of Colón.
Do take some time to check-out the city of Colón especially if you are a tourist so that you may take advantage of the world's biggest duty free zone.
Once in the city of Colón, you can Uber a ride to the quaint city of Portobelo. My best recommendation!
If you would like a 180 degree view of this small but rich-in-history-city, make sure you cross the main street and take a very short hike to the top of what used to be a cathedral, now covered in grass and surrounded by trees that make it look more like a mountain which blends right in with the local scenery.
Portobelo is the place to explore and learn more about the real pirates of the Caribbean. This used to be a walled city that had been burnt down and ransacked by pirates and other explorers trying to acquire the riches that transited through this area.