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Colon, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank t0by2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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

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

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.

Thank b0at123
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

This was our biggest mistake to go there. Both of two destination was very wasted full of junks and nobody speak English. Trust me you can't ask for coffee ....they don't understand you.totally nothing.in the hotels or local restaurants too. All the pics are lying...More

1  Thank SteveMara79
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Took a water taxi from the local harbor. Very interesting. Views were beautiful and the ocean was great for swimming. Transportation is on island time so be prepared to wait. The hotel is vacant but they still serve food and beverages at the restaurant. You...More

1  Thank aprilr0324
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

It's not a secret that Panama's best beaches are on the Caribbean side. The only issue is that Panama's Atlantic side is not as developped as the Pacific one. This is evident for where Isla Grande is. First you must drive from Panama City to...More

3  Thank Madridista078
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

The buildings look abandoned and there is garbage laying around. Everything was closed. The beaches has no sand line for you to lay and the sea is full of rocks. We went to the lookout, but it's not taken care of, you can't see much....More

Thank Jorge P
Reviewed October 26, 2017

It's around 1.5 hours one way from Colon on a scenic coastal road. There are several free beaches along the way. Parking in the lot for the water taxi is $5 (they now have official receipts to give you). $2.50pp each way for the taxi....More

3  Thank beachump2010
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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 Edward G |
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