Best Portobelo Snorkeling

The 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot in Panama.



  August 20, 2016

North of Panama City and northeast of Portobelo, there are numerous snorkeling dive sites along the Caribbean in Parque Nacional Chagres. To reach the snorkeling in Panama by air, fly into Tocumen International Airport (PTY) located just east of Panama City. From Panama City, there are domestic flights to destinations throughout the country. The domestic terminal at Tocumen International Airport tends to serve destinations in western Panama. The main domestic airport in Panama City is Aeropuerto Marcos Gelabert located in the Albrook sector of the city. The only domestic airline is Air Panama, which luckily serves many of the islands. When leaving Panama, there is a required departure tax of $40USD per person in cash, which may be included in the international airline ticket (reconfirm that it is included).

Overall, Portobelo is the 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 7 snorkeling dives in Panama.

Local Contacts:  Autoridad De Turismo Panama Tourist Board (507) 526-7000; Parque Nacional Chagres 320-7521

Best Season:  Any

GPS:  9.588225, -79.65487

Date Published:  1/5/2012

Date Updated:  8/20/2016

ID:  22985

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