We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Isla Grande

Address: Colon, Panama
Improve this listing
Ranked #10 of 14 Attractions in Colon
Type: Islands, Outdoors
Attraction details
Write a Review

82 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rome, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Curitiba, Brazil
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
El Paso, Texas
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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)

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Panama City, Panama
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Simple and small island, with blue cristal water, 120km from Panama city. Less than 10 min in the boat to cross from continent to this island. Good for day or weekend trips.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Panama City, Panama
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Like: small, inexpensive, pretty, Caribbean, does have a couple of restaurants with nice food on the menu Dislike: not much to do, had a bad experience with a hotel and with a strong reaction to the food at their restaurant, there are more run-down buildings than there are ones in good shape Not sure if I want to return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The island is hopping....tours...wonderful restaurants. I wouldn't miss Sailing Bocas, catamaran tour for snorkeling. I'm an avid diver, and I was very disappointed with the dives and the condition of the reefs. However, the mangrove snorkeling is excellent with healthy corals. The island is drowning in garbage, however. All trash barrels were bursting, and trash littered the streets. For a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

From Panama city, it is only 2 hours away, this is a must see place. Water is turquoise and clear, also there are some coral and reefs all around here, great for scuba diving or fishing. Spent a weekend here, vacation homes for rent! must check

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Have been going to isla grande all my life since Im panamenian and love the Colon area beaches. Isla grande is defenately one of the best places to go in Colon. Can highly recommend El Nido del Postre..., where Francois and Olga make the best food and desserts in the Island. They also have a small lodge at the same... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed Isla Grande also viewed

Colon, Colon Province
Colon, Colon Province

Been to Isla Grande? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing