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Address: Colon, Panama

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Had a great time eating a t a little restaurant over looking the little bay. Rock lobster and beer - can't beet that. We went on a boat tour for about an hour through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Had a great time eating a t a little restaurant over looking the little bay. Rock lobster and beer - can't beet that. We went on a boat tour for about an hour through the mangroves. Fun time - It was about an hour and half drive from Panama City using rental car. get ready to haggle wit the guys... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I went to one side of the island and I didn't really like it. Maybe there are other beaches that look better. Water was not clear, beach was not super clean, too much coral rock all over the sand. Kindness is something that u expect as tourist and u hardly get.

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Denver, Colorado
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We were in Puerto Lindo for a weeks diving, and headed to Isla Grande on our day off. Better overall experience than Puerto Lindo, a number of decent bars and restaurants as well as great beaches.

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Mar del Plata, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Expect disappointments when you try to do everything without a guide. We try to do as much as we can without a guide, but some places you simply need one. We got one, and it was GREAT! Our trip to Isla Grande was part of a three segment tour. After the Panama Railway (segment of our tour), our guide took... More 

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Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

honestly I had much higher expectations. It’s very sad how rude the locals are. There is barely any beach on the side we were; the only beach we found was on one side were there was a private beach from a hotel which we had to pay $8 and wasn’t worth it. It was VERY dirty, no trashcans, boats will... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Beautiful beach, crystal clear water, golden sand, great swimming and snorkeling. Unfortunately, no good places to eat or even have decent coffee. The only hope is that situation will dramatically improve after planned nearby Kempinsky hotel and Condos are build.

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Panama City, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

During the three years we have lived here, this beach has steadily declined but somehow the charge for use has gone up. We took our grandkids here a couple of weeks ago and were really disappointed. We used to pay $2 for beach access; now it has gone up to $8 because you have use of "chairs" (white plastic cheap... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Pack a cooler and head to the beach. originaly one side was very dirty but if you take a speed boat to the other side you have clear waer great music and beers and jet skiing. Doesnt hurt to stop and pay your respect to the black Jesus on your way up. That is also very impressive to see

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Newark, New Jersey, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The ocean is not crystal clear. This area has a reputation for being dangerous. Exercise caution when traveling to this area.

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Panama City, Panama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I expected a lot more based on the reviews I read here. Crowds weren't an issue for me, I went on holiday period so it was somewhat crowded. Beware of the greedy boat captains, the fee is $2.50 each way based on the Cooperative Association that they have, but some of them were charging $5.00 and more per person. The... More 

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Address: Colon, Panama
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Colon Province  >  Colon

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