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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During the Weekend Many People from Panama and Colon are on this small Iland,than it is not nice at all,everywhere is trash on the Iland and the sea. It is best to arive on thuesday and leave saturday early in the morning.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Luigi P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Veracruz We thought we would take a day trip to see the beautiful Caribbean side of Panama and so it was; Bright clear water and beautiful sandy beaches. Although there seems to be a lot of restaurants there was not much else the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2019

too bad local people and local tourist consiedr the place as a hudge trash . it is a nice island but not worth to go so far for so few: as we came back from a san blas sailing cruise it was difficult to apperciate...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank berni507
Reviewed January 2, 2019

The island was lovely, not too crowded, typical Caribbean beach. But the ferry guy took our $20 bill promised would give us the changes but never showed up again, very shady, talked to the police and management at the ferry but no one wanted to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank alchemist777
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

I’m panamanian and visited Isla Grande when I was a little girl around 1995. I wanted to go back and visit for the day. Left Panama city at 7:30am, then it’s a 2:30 hour drive until La Guaira. You park the car in an empty...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank rocio_1286
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Lovely place. quiet and serene. Not many people on island. Highly recommend this place. It has a UNISCO heritage site at this place and lots of grennery.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Wonderful experience, short boat ride to the island which has beautiful beach, simple little restaurant and friendly natives. A very enjoyable visit wit family and friends. Highly recommended. Loved the fact that glass bottles were not allowed...

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Fitzroy R
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

My kids and I did a day trip to Isla Grande. It is a beautiful island. We basically rock climbed around a third of the island to find prestine swimming areas. The water is so warm. We then came back to the front of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ericka C
Reviewed July 10, 2018

The people are most interesting here and will always offer to help or take you somewhere.. If you have a boat man take you anywhere make sure you get his cell number to call him to return to get you. The water is lovely. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Schipblack
Reviewed May 7, 2018

if you take the boat with the face of a guy on the motor don't believe nothing he tells you. he will not pick you up at the time discussed plan on taking any boat that comes back across when you want to leave.

Date of experience: April 2018
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October 10, 2017|
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Response from Richard C | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot is literally a dirt lot by the boat ramp. I paid the fee...I think it was like $5 per day, then tipped the attendant $10 and said in broken Spanglish...to put his eyes on the top of the car" (when I came... More
January 6, 2017|
Response from 818edwardg |
Yes it is open. We went there yesterday for a day trip from Panama City. We stayed on the beach at the hotel for the day and ate lunch there (our tour guide has a relationship with the hotel operator Alberto). Hope that... More