Duty Free Ferry Cruise Ports | Colon 2000 Cruise Terminal Panama
Colon 2000 Cruise Terminal Panama
This international port primarily handles cruise ships. Most, if not all cruise ships, sail in international territorial waters, so you will be able to buy duty free and tax-free goods onboard during your journey.
Some cruise lines only allow you to consume your duty free alcohol after you have finished your cruise. Check with your cruise specialist before you sail, for more details.
Colon Freezone is located at the Caribbean entry to the Panama Canal and is north of the capital city. This is a wholesale duty free and tax-free commercial freeport and it is not the location for individual shopping. However, you can purchase small quantities of goods and have them delivered to the airport for your departure.
More often the purchases made in Colon are for traders who wish to export bulk goods, either personally or through shipment. This destination should not be regarded as a tax free shopping area, such as the Malls found on other Caribbean islands. Whereas the Fuerte Amador Mall on the south side of the Canal Zone is located next to the cruise port and travellers can buy a full range of duty free and tax-free merchandise at the many shops on offer.
Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod? A list of certified Apple resellers can be found by clicking the link below. This special territory sells most products at tax free prices, either by selling goods free of tax, or by giving you the facility of the tax free refund shopping scheme. The prices for electronic products in these special territories can often be much cheaper than in bordering countries.
Many Cruise and Ferry Port retailers are yet to publish their on-line duty free catalogues, prices and store locations. As soon as the online duty free pre-order information is available, we will update this page.