Cristobal: Panama Canal - the 8th Wonder of the WorldNamed after the explorer Christopher Columbus, Cristobal is a port town situated at the Caribbean end of the entrance to the Panama Canal. Rich in history, the Panama Canal is considered the 8th Wonder of the World and many passengers will wish to leave their luxury MSC cruise ship for the day for a cruise excursion down the Panama Canal.
Stay in Cristobal and explore the huge covered market (in Cristobal Pier) where you can pick up souvenirs of your vacation including typical handicrafts such as woven baskets, silver jewelry and ‘mola’ weavings (wall hangings).
You’ll have time to journey across the country from the Caribbean to the Pacific Side and visit the historic locks in the canal zones. We take you further along the coast to pretty Portobelo, a UNESCO heritage site, with Spanish forts and a Treasure House, a holding place for gold and loot.
Make the most of your vacation time in this unique part of the world and take advantage of the best deals on our other day trips in the area; visit lively Panama City, with its wonderful colonial architecture and historic monuments, go monkey watching at Gamboa, which children will love, or take a trip out on to Gatun Lake to the Embera tribal community.
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