Taboga Island Beaches, Isla Taboga

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#5 of 16 in Nature in Panama Province
Taboga Island Beaches remain a tropical getaway for many locals and tourists seeking a respite from the hectic Panama City. Feel at peace as you gaze at the deep blue sea and the distant skyscrapers of the big city. You'll find refreshments and a welcome shade at restaurants and bars when the sun starts burning, and if you're looking for a non-beach activity, visit the rustic San Pedro, a small town founded in the 16th century. Ferries from Panama City provide a quick and reliable link to the island and its beaches. Use our Isla Taboga trip planner to visit Taboga Island Beaches on your trip to Isla Taboga, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • One day on the island is just. Small charming town that can be seen in an hour. Then a sunbath, or food. The beaches of Ok, a little stones but on a sun lounger. 30 min by boat from Panama. It is worth to take one day.
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  • Other reviews highliting loud music, trash and a generally sketchy feeling are all accurate. It is clear there is some attempt to upgrade it all since it is so convenient to PC. However, it has ways t...  more »
  • We spent the day at the beach, taking the ferry from Panama City, and rented beach lounge chairs and a beach umbrella (great service, they bring the chairs to you and set up the umbrella), bought cann...  more »
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  • Nice to visit but not organized at all... they should make like a bus going around the island for tourists.
  • Wonderful views from Cerra Vigía but the island lacks a lot of facilities and signage. For example there wasn't a single sign to the highest summit, we had to guess our way. Prepare for steep, rocky slopes and a lot of heat up that way. Take sensible footwear and plenty of water. 1.5 hrs up to the top, just under an hour on the way down to the ferry both with good pace.
  • Unspoiled, simple island. Not busy so plenty of space to chill
  • Has everything ..cute little island closest to panama city
  • It's a short ride by ferry from Panama City, so that part is fine. Once you get there you find a quaint little fishing village that wants to be a tourist destination, but it's a long way off. It's in it's infancy of becoming one. Eateries are rough, food's OK. Beaches are more for locals that come to hang out. They are small and under maintained. The tour packages come with time limits, take the shortest one if you are not there for the beach. You will run our of things to do if you are just a tourist, real fast. If you hike, there's that. That's it. Go and see, but not too much to do and the dining is iffy. Ciao!
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