Beaches & Islands

Beaches & Islands

From laid-back Caribbean Islands to world-class beach resorts, Panama is a beach and island lover's paradise with more than a thousand islands and two coasts- you can surf in the Pacific Ocean in the morning and bathe in the Atlantic on the same day.

Boca Chica

Chiriqui National Marine Park
A stunning new coast and island destination near the Costa Rican border- Boca Chica is part of the Chiriqui National Marine Park. Chiriqui province, famous as a mountain destination, now has a beach and island destination. Read More »

Bocas del Toro

Sea, Nature and Fun!
Where have 18 countries filmed their Survivor series? The answer is exotic Bocas del Toro. On the Caribbean. Bocas is Panama's top tourism destination outside Panama City. Relax on beautiful beaches with scarcely a soul in sight, hike through rainforests so fine Lonely Planet Guide calls them "a biologists fantasy"and a explore the laid back, seaside town.
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Panama's Riviera: Beaches Nearby Panama City

Panama City's Convenient Beach Getaways
Along the Pacific Coast just outside Panama City, begin a string of ivory-sand beaches and azure waters. It is hard to think of any metropolitan city anywhere in the world with so many fine beaches nearby. Just an hour and a half outside the city, Panama's Riviera, also known as Farallon, is perfect for both day and weekend trips. It has a sultry climate and beaches with great swells to surf at. In addition, there are multiple resorts with year-round golfing. It's no wonder that the area is a very popular place for beach homes and/or retirement. There's dozens of real estate projects to choose from and a well organized ex-pat community. Read More »

Pearl Islands

World-class exotic beauty and CBS's Survivor location
Just a 15 minute plane ride from Panama City lie the exotic Pearl Islands. You can still buy pearls today, but the major attraction of this archipelago are its picturesque aqua waters, lush vegetation, fascinating marine life and lovely sparsely populated beaches. Read More »

Pedasi and the Azuero Peninsula

World Class Surf and Retirement Haven
The Azuero Peninsula with its white-sand beaches, soft rolling hills, world class water sports is home to Panama's most attractive small town- Pedasí. A four hour drive from Panama City, Pedasi is the home base for world class surfing, diving and sport fishing. An increasing number of foreigners are moving to the area attracted by the beautiful scenery, friendly people with a great small town at the center of it all. The region is also famous for countries best Carnival celebrations in Las Tablas and as the cradle of Spanish colonial culture. Read More »

Portobelo & Isla Grande— World Heritage Site & Caribbean Beauty

Caribbean Beauty and History So Very Nearby
Just 1.5 hours from Panama City lie the turquoise waters of the Caribbean coast with a variety of world class attractions. The historic town of Portobelo is one of the most scenic spots in Panama. Set on a turquoise Caribbean bay, it was Spanish Empires' s trade epicenter in the 16th and 17th century. Attractions include a restored Custom house, the ruins of five Spanish forts, an acclaimed boutique resort, rainforests, diving and snorkeling. Read More »

San Blas Islands—Guna Yala

Rated the #3 Tropical Paradise in the World
The San Blas Islands offer two unbeatable attractions: Caribbean islands of stunning pristine beauty and an opportunity to visit the Guna Indians, also referred to as Kuna Indians for many years. They are a living Indian tribe with fascinating culture and tradition. In 2011, San Blas was selected by Lonely Planet as the #3 top tropical paradise in the world. Read More »

Santa Catalina and Coiba Island

Santa Catalina- World Class Surfing, Diving and the Gateway to Coiba Island
The coastal hamlet of Santa Catalina is one of the two top surfing destinations in Central America. It is also the gateway Coiba lsland National Marine Park with some of the best diving on the Pacific Coast and pristine nature. Read More »

Coronado Bay- Panama's Riviera

Unparalleled views of the ocean—the social area of the building will be located at the top of the building to give you a sky impression never felt before. Besides a rooftop swimming pool, Coronado Bay constitutes a covered terrace, sun deck, 2 bars and a gym, game room, and sauna. Read More »

Panama Surf Tours

Guided surfing tours to the best surfing locations in Panama including Santa Catalina, Bocas Del Toro, Isla Grande, Morro Negrito, Playa Venado, Cambutal etc. Our website includes a surfing map, tide charts, surf shops, weather, surf contest dates etc. Read More »

Mantarraya Golf Club

Next to one of Panama's best beaches in one of her best climates, an 18 hole, par 72 course designed by Randall Thompsen. Two driving ranges, a practice putting green, and 6 flood lit par 3 holes for after-dark enjoyment. Facilities include a Club House, tennis courts and pool. Ownership includes beach and golf club membership. Read More »

Costa Blanca Villas -Panama's Riviera

Two to five bedroom villas next to the Royal Decameron Resort and its 18 hole golf course. Located on one of Panama's best beaches in the best climate. Ownership includes golf club and beach club membership. Read More »

Buenaventura Resort Community

An exclusive beach community with world class amenities such as a Nicklaus Design championship golf course. Ocean front and lake front villas, condominiums, and custom-built homes. Located on the Pacific coast just 80 minutes from Panama City. Read More »

Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge

An Acqua-Lodge in a totally virgin and natural environment-enjoy one of our nine exclusive cabins set over the crystal clear waters of the Bocas del Toro archipelago. Recommended in feature stories in Outside Magazine, Travel and Leisure, Brides, Conde Nast Traveler and The New York Times. Read More »

El Limbo On the Sea Hotel

In the heart of Bocas, built right over the sea in classic Caribbean-style architecture. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding islands as you dine on our restaurant/bar terrace. Dive in or sun bathe on our seaside deck. Tastefully decorated rooms have AC, cable tv, etc. Read More »

Al Natural Resort & Dive Club

Recommended by Travel and Leisure as one of the top ecolodges in the world. On Bastimientos Island 30 minutes by boat from Bocas town--the perfect island getaway for romantics, honeymooners and nature lovers. Six gorgeous bungalows facing the sea built of natural materials, great cuisine, all-inclusive packages. Read More »

Ancon Expeditions

A diverse variety of nature tours and cultural encounters by top-notch naturalist guides. You may choose from fixed departure date, short adventures, day tours, custom tours and itineraries for birders, families and nature enthusiasts. Recommended by Lonely Planet. Read More »


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