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Isla Grande

Colon, Panama
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Ranked #9 of 15 Attractions in Colon
Type: Islands
Traveler Description: Isla Grande, Colón (PANAMA) is 1 hour and 40 minutes from the Capital City (by the highway). You arrive to La Guaira and then you take a 3 minutes... more »
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Curitiba, Brazil
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Panama City, Panama
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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.

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Panama City, Panama
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23 reviews 23 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.

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

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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

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Vilseck, Germany
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I took my wife to Panama for our honey moon in January 2014. We stayed in Panama City for seven days. Two of those days I took her to Visit the island. I visited the island three times once in 1996, 2011 and 2014. If you go during the weekends it is more busy. The parking fee is five dollars... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My girlfriend and I traveled from New York to Panama and then on to Isla Grande. On the first night the accomodations were not the best, to say the least but the beach was wonderful. While walking along the beach front we walked by El Nido del Postre and noticed how well taken care of the place was so we... More

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