Extreme Fun in Colon, Panama

At Panama For Real we often focus on showing the serious side of Panama, that is, everything you need to know about living in or visiting this wonderful country. This time around, we just want to show you a good time. We start with a few photos of Colon and Portobelo, then we move on to our day spent with family and friends, ziplining and kayaking in Colon, Panama.

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  1. Dave Phelps says:

    Hi Chris, I am absolutely fascinated by Colon. I remember being there for the first time when I was only 17, which was many years ago, like about 40+. Back then it was a beautiful city. I’ll never forget how intriguing the architecture was to me. The last time I was there was about 5 years ago and couldn’t believe how things have deteriorated in that city.
    I really intend to make a special effort to get to know Colon again like I did so many years ago. However with the crime there it is quite difficult.
    I also want to commend you for the fantastic job you have done on you web site, “Panama for Real”. This site has got to be more than helpful for anyone either visiting, intending to live in Panama or already living in Panama. Thanks!
    My wife and I live in Panama City part time and at some point would like to connect with you. Maybe there is something we can also contribute that would help newcomers to Panama.

    • Chris says:

      Thanks Dave. I too hope Colon will see improvement. It is definitely an interesting and unique area. Thanks for your kind words about Panama for Real. 🙂

      Chris

  2. Allen Bishop says:

    You might consider doing a report on Colon City itself. My Lonely Planet guidebooks mention in no uncertain terms about the high crime rates, poverty and danger tourists face wandering around there. I suppose guidebooks have to do so for their own protection. I know that despite the massive Canal project and all the other development going on right now, unemployment is still high. My friend explained that the people in Colon tend to stay in Colon, employed or not.
    I have read somewhere that good people in Colon will spot a tourist and advise them in no uncertain terms that there is nothing here for you, it’s dangerous on the streets – just go for your own good. And someone has said that if you’re on the streets at night, you’ll never live to see the dawn! Pretty bad, but is it really? Maybe you can paint a clearer portrait. Allen

    • Chris says:

      Hi Allen,

      Yeah, there’s definitely some truth to that. Colon City is known as one of the riskier part of Panama for foreigners to wander around. It’s sad but true. Colon is a big place though. I’ve had a foreigner tell me he lives in a nice area, with his family, and feels safe. I’m not sure where in Colon he was talking about, but it definitely wasn’t in the main part of the city. Yeah, like your friend said, Colon is almost separate from the rest of Panama it seems. The whole Caribbean side is really. The Caribbean side is beautiful, but very undeveloped. At some point I’ll try to film in Colon, just have to make sure I have my good runnin’ shoes on, lol.

      Chris

  3. Karin Carney says:

    Loved the video. My 10 year old granddaughter is visiting and would like to take her to have some extreme fun! How do I get more info on it?

    • Chris says:

      Hi Karin,

      I just sent you an email with the info. If you don’t see it, check your spam folder as sometimes my PFR emails go to peoples’ spam boxes. 🙂

      Chris

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