Cristobal, Panama Overview
Cristobal is a port on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal. It is located on the western edge of Manzanillo Island and is part of the Panamanian city and province of Colon. Cristobal Colon is the Spanish translation for Christopher Columbus, the Genovese explorer for whom these places were named.
Cristobal is now part of the city of Colon, though it is also the name of the district which encompasses the Atlantic Side portions of the former Panama Canal Zone.