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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Isla Grande has one of the very few beaches in the area with gorgeous turquoise water lapping at a golden coral sand beach.
To reach Isla Grande by car it is about an hour from the Colon Highway. The road is slow and winding and...More
First off...to get here you drive to Colon and then follow the coastal road through several quaint towns...you might see a local soccer match in progress as you drive through Portobello or see school girls in their clean uniforms walking to the bus stop. When...More
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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
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 home and googled what I had said) well he understood...when we came back from Isla grande some other attendant tried to hustle me for extra money...I just pretended not to understand and drove off.
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
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 helps,