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Isla Contadora Welcome Center

Contadora Island, Panama City, Panama
(507) 6544 8962;
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Ranked #48 of 106 Activities in Panama City
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: First time visitors to Panama alike with it's residents, let Contadora Concierge plan the perfect...
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: First time visitors to Panama alike with it's residents, let Contadora Concierge plan the perfect custom designed experience for those seeking the ultimate escape. After many years of living in tourism destinations and time living here on the island, we know exactly how to arrange your time here on the island. Don't be caught by surprise and spend hours researching how to maximize your trip... that's what we're here for! Weather you are looking for a secluded getaway or a honeymoon filled with adventure, the Island of Contadora is the perfect choice! Our concierge services to include round trip transportation as well as transportation options during your time on the island, food and catering reservations, Hotel and B&B reservations, Vacation & Villa Rentals, Tour & Activities, Private Parties & Honeymoon Packages. Arriving to this welcoming, laid back island is a breeze and finding and enjoying your perfect stretch of sand won't be a problem!
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Panama City, Panama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The folks in the welcome center enjoy sharing their knowledge about the island and the area. Plus, you can make reservations for several excursions.

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Marietta, Georgia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We took a whale-watching tour with Heidi from Contadora Island Tours/Whale Watching Panama and were very pleased with the results. Heidi was very informative about the area and the whales and in our smallish boat we found and followed a mama and baby humpback whale getting good photos, too. She served water, sodas and snacks during our 2-3 hour tour.... More 

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Chehalis, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I only visited here twice but they have homemade ice cream and great t-shirts. But next door at the Point Hotel, Anne Gorden (Owner of Whale Watching Panama) has an amazing little gift shop that has jewelry and items created by the local to the Panama area "Embera tribe". She also has amazing whale watching expeditions and her office is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Island itself is beautiful. The beaches are picture perfect. People can do many water sports there aside from swimming. The accommodations there leave much to be desired, though. If you choose to stay at a hotel with an "exclusive" beach such as Hotel Villa Romantica, beware of terrible decor, questionable cleanliness, terrible food, rude staff and fishy smells. The... More 

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Toronto, Ont., Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We visited Panama City for 7 days in February. By accident, we discovered the Pearl Islands, a 2 hr. ferry ride from Panama City. I only wish we had known about these islands while we baked and sweated in the big city. The ferry was large enough so that even tho the ocean was a bit choppy, one didn't feel... More 

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Contadora is a very beautiful and luxury island. Which mean it is very expensive!!! But beaches are wonderful and quiet. The water is very clear. Don't miss Saboga island, next to Contadora. A small island very nice and where you can stay alone on a white sand beach. Under the sea is an amazing world of little colourfull fishies...And not... More 

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Vail
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This was a tour well worth it! We took the ferry to Contadora Island and the beach and ocean were beautiful to be at all day.

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Torrance, California, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

It may have been a perfect storm of bad luck for John, the proprietor of the welcome center, but things didn't go well from the start. My girlfriend and I came in around 10am to rent a double kayak for 8 hours at a (reasonable) price of $40. John's assistant set us up, pushed us off, and away we went.... More 

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Florida, U.S.A.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I find it interesting that few travelers go to the Pearl Islands and instead travel to the Caribbean coast (Bocas del Toros etc..). Meanwhile, only a 15 minute flight or 1hr 40 min ferry brings you to Isla Contadora which is the epicenter of the Pearl Islands. The Islands and beaches rival the South Pacific and the locals are friendly... More 

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Panama City
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132 reviews 132 reviews
13 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

As a fairly frequent visitor to Contadora, I was happy to see that some people took the initiative to open a Welcome Center, however it lacks the kind of welcoming nature this type of place should have. First of all, the prices are cuckoo for what you get. I understand that things are the island are more expensive (because they... More 

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