A day trip to Portobelo is a must. The town was first established during the Spanish colonial period and its port was used for silver exporting. Legend has it that Christopher Columbus originally named the place “Puerto Bello” meaning “Beautiful port,” no need to explain how architecturally rich and historically significant the town remains. After a bit of sightseeing, meet up with Mama Ari, a local school teacher who can teach you all about Congo traditional dance. The traditional costumes’ vibrant colours combined with the powerful drum beat are simply irresistible.