Puerto Bello

Puerto Bello:

see PortobeloPortobelo,
 Porto Bello
, or Puerto Bello
, town, central Panama, on the Caribbean Sea. The site, an excellent harbor, was visited by Columbus. The town was founded in 1597.
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, Panama.
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Drake is buried along with his booty off the mainland coast of Puerto Bello, once the scene of flamboyant 15th-century markets, and where fortified warehouses rammed with Peruvian gold and silver were an irresistible target for pirates.
It was captured at the Battle of Puerto Bello, which took place on November 21 1739 between the English and Spanish troops in present day Panama.
Puerto Bello was captured with relative ease by six ships under the command of Admiral Edward Vernon.