Shelter Bay Marina is situated inside an almost totally enclosed cove on the western shore of Limon Bay, protected by the Cristobal breakwater. The area is hurricane free and has clean air. The nearest urban area is Colon which is 30 mins away by road. There is a free bus service to this town every weekday morning. The full service marina offers berths for vessels up to 74m and includes a swimming pool and hotel rooms. Flora and fauna enthusiasts will enjoy the national park which surrounds Shelter Bay Marina and the Smithsonian Institute's tropical research facilities at Barro Colorado and Galeta Island. History buffs will be interested in the Spanish colonial forts and US WWII fortifications.