Isla Grande, Colon

3.6
#2 of 9 in Parks in Colon Province
Hop on a boat to get to Isla Grande, an undeveloped, picturesque getaway. With no roads, a population of just over 1,000, and only a few resorts scattered across its shores, the island remains a tranquil sanctuary with a laid-back holiday vibe. Rest on sugar white beaches, lapped by turquoise waters ideal for snorkeling and swimming. If you fancy a hike, head up to the old lighthouse, which sits atop the island’s highest point and promises picture perfect views. The island offers only sparse amenities, so if you’re feeling peckish, head to one of the resorts for a seafood snack or come prepared with your own picnic. Use our Colon travel planner to arrange your visit to Isla Grande and other attractions in Colon.
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  • 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 t...  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....  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 t...  more »
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  • I used to scuba dive here in 1990’s. It had some of the most beautiful tropical sea life I have ever seen. We used to stay on the island and had to order meals a day in advance because they had to go catch it (great tasting lobster, seafood). I hope to return there one day and scuba dive again. One last thing I almost forgot you can actually pass through where the fresh water and salt water meet (triage). It’s an incredible visually gooey (not physical) like experience through the scuba goggles.
  • Accessible, with good security and plenty of sunshine, there are restaurants in the island, it is a picturesque place for a good day.
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  • The place is beautiful but her beauty is destroyed by man, crowded, trash, and the best areas are private.
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  • Excellent Crystal sea, the spent great in Las Cabañas la Cholita, food good, excellent I recommend. With chef and all.
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  • Very good beach to have a relax
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