Port of Colon Panama Hotels near Cruise Ship Terminal (Pier)

Cruise docked in harbor

Entrance to the Panama Canal

Colon is the entrance to the world famous Panama Canal, a breathtaking engineering marvel. During your visit don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a short cruise sightseeing tour of Panama Canal which stretches for 9 miles from Panama City on the Pacific coast to Colon on the Atlantic coast.

There’s a good variety of hotel deals close to the cruise port terminal which means you won’t have far to travel when your ship leaves port.

Colon Panama

Accommodation close to Harbor

Colon cruise port is a popular stop for cruise ships and is located on the Atlantic Coast in Panama. Some ships depart or end their voyage here as well. Many passengers departing or ending in Colon choose to stay over for a few days, an extended weekend or longer to explore the area.

Keep checking for accommodation deals whether it’s hotels, apartments, studios or bed and breakfasts. There are always special deals and discount offers available for hotels near the cruise port terminal. Most rooms are spacious and well furnished with air con, en suite bathroom facilities.

Another option is staying in Panama City for a few days, approx. 50 miles away from Colon. Don’t miss out on last minute accommodation deals on your trip to Panama, just click on the net for hotels availability. After a relaxing stay, head for the cruise port terminal and enjoy the rest of your onward journey.

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Bestsellers
Colon Radisson Hotel 2000
Radisson Colon 2000
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4 star property located right at the Port of Colon in Panama.

Colon Hotel Melia Panama Canal
Hotel Melia Panama Canal
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Luxury 5 star accommodation on the shores of Lake Gatun.

Colon Gamboa Rainforest Resort
Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Rainforest retreat located within Soberania National Park, between Colon and Panama City. Jungle adventure tours can be booked.

Colon Cruise Port in Panama
  • Colon 2000 Cruise Terminal and Home Port Pier

    Ships dock mainly at the Colon 2000 Pier. It’s a newer and main terminal and features a duty free shopping center with a good choice of shops, restaurants, casinos and supermarkets. The pier is located on the east side of Colon facing Manzanillo Bay.

    The cruise port terminal also has a number of cafes with free wi-fi, ideal if you want to keep in touch with friends, family or work colleagues. Likewise, most hotels in the area also provide their guests with complimentary wi-fi options in rooms or the reception area.

    When more than one ship is in Colon the Homeport pier could be used as well. The two facilities are very close to each other. The older Cristobal Pier facility is seldom used by cruise ships these days, they now handle exclusively containers.

  • Address

    Colon 2000 Cruise Port
    Calle 13, Paseo Gorgas
    Colon City, Panama

    The pier also has a selection of hotels that can be found online. It’s a good idea to browse the net for cheap deals well in advance of your visit to guarantee a room.

    Major cruiselines operating from the port include Pullmantur, Hapag Llyod, Crystal Cruises and Windstar Cruises. Many itineraries include stops in various ports of Costa Rica such as Puerto Caldera, Puerto Limon and Golfito.

    Colon is also a popular port of call on many Western Caribbean voyages departing from Miami, New Orleans LA, Galveston TX and Fort Lauderdale. On these Caribbean cruises many passengers choose to stay for a couple of nights in a pre cruise hotel in Miami or hotel near Port Everglades.

  • Things to Do

    Panama Canal
    The entire journey takes around 9 hours where you will cruise past the famous Miraflores Locks and Gatun Locks.

    Gatun Locks is only around 5 miles away from Colon so don’t forget your camera to take snapshots of the many ships coming and going.

    Casino

    Why not try your luck at the casino? Play roulette, backgammon, poker or the slot machines, you never know you might be a winner.

    Panama City

    How about taking a tour of Panama City? Exciting Panama City is approximately 50 miles away from Colon port terminal so it shouldn’t take too long to get there.

    It’s a multicultural city with a laid-back atmosphere. Casco Viejo in Panama City is the historical part of town where there are colonial buildings, beautiful cathedrals and interesting museums, such as the Canal Museum.

    It’s also a great place to shop with boutique shopping malls and local markets. Pick up a bargain or two for yourself or the folks back home before heading back to Colon.

  • Nearest Airports

    International flights arrive or depart from Enrique Adolfo Jimenez Airport (ONX),

    Another option is flying to/out from Panama City Tocumen International Airport (PTY), approx. 2 hours from Colon depending on traffic.

  • Currency and Language

    The official language in Colon Panama is Spanish. Some people may speak a little English, but it’s not likely.

    Panama’s official currency is the Balboa. US dollars are often accepted. ATM’s are available at the port.

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