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Address: Colon, Panama

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Beautiful beach but ...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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Buffalo, New York
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Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Rome, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I was in PC had one day to kill so decided to go to Isla Grande - on the other side of the country. After learning for hours on the internet how to get there by underground to the bus terminal, then bus to a town on the way, then taxi and then a boat - i decided its much... More 

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Curitiba, Brazil
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

to many people and boats on the weekend. if you can, go on the weekdays!! But anyway, it is worth the trip

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

while studying abroad in Panama my friend and I took a charter bus, school bus and taxi to Isla Grande from Panama City. I LOVED IT.. minus the trash - it was kind of weird given how gorgeous this island is to be littered from top to bottom with trash. If you can get over the trash and look beyond... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went here because I heard about the "Caribbean-like experience" and was disappointed by lack of amenities and "extra" fees at the hotel. If you are looking for a quiet place at the end of the road, the water was great. (Went during the week and not a weekend)

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