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Address: Colon, Panama
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It is a town right on the water's edge.

Talk about disgusting for garbage just thrown everywhere along the beach! People drinking beer standing in the water. People everywhere in the water and along the beach. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Murray D
Saint John, Canada
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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It takes about two hours to get there from Panama City; we stayed at a private beach where we had lunch included in the ticket to get in. Nice place to spend a whole day with the family and friends. You can go on the banana, swim at the beach, play volleyball, etc. we will go back this year!

Thank Jose A
Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Talk about disgusting for garbage just thrown everywhere along the beach! People drinking beer standing in the water. People everywhere in the water and along the beach. There was a yacht sunk off shore stripped already rotting. There is a lighthouse on the Island designed by Eiffel the guy who designed the tower and the statue of liberty. The town... More 

Thank Murray D
Nyack, New York
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

If you are not staying at the resort hotel on the island, you have to stay out of their well maintained beach (I think you can pay to stay for a day, though), but it was still a lot of fun. When you take a boat ride, make sure to remember the guy who takes you to the island. They... More 

Thank ayakomaru
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is an ok place, not what one would expect and only a tiny litle beach in the whole island. Sleeping is expensive and not many choices to eat. El bucanero is by far the best and cheapest place to eat.

Thank Brian D
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128 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

For 2.50 they cross us from la Guaira to the big island, arrived to the area where the Christ is. There are a few hotels and restaurants, stayed at Villa Ensueño. Liked the island, its kind of a tropical paradise, no internet available for less than 2 dolars 30 minutes, very good food, a few hotels and cristal clear waters... More 

1 Thank Fofiex
Las Tablas, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I have been told that the Colon area is not what you might expect. My trip there was ample proof. We did not feel welcome. Shopping is why you go there. Explore the Portobello area - you will be much happier.

1 Thank TimR4444
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Seemed from the beginning we were nickel and dimed to death - $15 for water taxi to run down "resort", $8 to use banyo, beach chairs and shower OR $20 to include lunch and a beer - beach was so-so so was snorkling , the shook down for $5 for parking when we got back to shore. Food was ok... More 

1 Thank Melissa M
Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank rsmcevoy
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Pablo D
Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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