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Beaches and Islands

Exploring Panama

A delightful combination of the historic and the modern.

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. Boca Chica offers pristine ocean views of tropical blue seas, lush vegetation, picturesque islands of white sand and swaying palms, world-class fishing, diving, and snorkeling. 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. It is the location of the 7th and 8th CBS Survivor series that aired Fall 2003 and Winter 2004. This is the only place in the world where two CBS Survivor series have been filmed. 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 »