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Address: Colon, Panama
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This island have great potential but needs more love and promotion...

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
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English first
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128 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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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84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 2 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
5 attraction reviews
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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28 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.

Thank Ell E
Mar del Plata, Argentina
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 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 

3 Thank WebHoy
Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

5 Thank Daniela C
Buffalo, New York
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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.

3 Thank onstep57
Panama City, Panama
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80 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

5 Thank BHarris63

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