The word Portobelo conveys memories of the colonial time.

Portobelo Bay Foundation Cultural Presentations

Escuelita del ritmo

“La Escuelita del Ritmo” is one of the key programs of the Portobelo Bay Foundation. The program offers free music lessons to the children of Portobelo, helping them develop social skills and values through the preservation of their culture and the development of their talents. Enjoy the performance of this talented community of young artists while they perform different genres.

Congo Dance

Declared this year an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, the Congo Culture encompasses the contemporary vision of a collective celebration of black rebel descendants enslaved during the colonial period. Feel the happiness and energy of the dancers that proudly celebrate the freedom of their past generations,preserving the continuity of this traditions.


A dance that describes the historic escape of the cimarrones into the mountains.