Best New Resort in Panama

Panama is an awesome vacation destination and we've found a fantastic new resort in the area.It's secluded, surrounded by nature, on the beach and people absolutely love it here!

Isla Panama Beach

What Is This Great New Resort?

Well, first let me tell you some key features about it.

-> It's on an exclusive private island.

-> It's an intimate  luxury resort.

-> 5 Star

-> It's surrounded by 400 acres of jungle.

This resort is called Isla Palenque.

It's an amazingly tranquil spot surrounded by unspoiled nature and pristine beaches. 

(If you're curious, go check out what people are saying about it here.)

Location: Panama

You'll find Isla Palenque on the Pacific side of Panama in the Gulf of Chiriqui. It's quite close to the  Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Park and outside of the small fishing village Boca Chica.

Looking at the map below, you can see that it is quite a distance from Panama City.

But don't be scared off by the distance!

Map of Isla PanamaLocation

The resort has worked out how to easily get you to them.

To get to Isla Palenque:

1. Fly into or go to  Tocumen International Airport (Panama City).

2. Then fly to Enrique Malek Airport in David (it's about an hour flight). The resort will pick you up here.

3. Resort takes you to Boca Chica - about an hour by car.

4. From Boca Chica it's a  15 minute boat ride to Isla Palenque.

If you're coming in from Costa Rica, they will help you with that as well. 

Past guests have noted how great this luxury resort in Panama is at arranging travel - which can be quite reassuring for some to read. 

Isla Palenque Resort

Accommodations at Isla Palenque, Panama

This is quite a small resort and there are 2 main types of accommodation:

Beachfront Casistas and the Ocean Villa Estate.

Beachfront Casistas:

There are only 6 Beachfront Casistas. Then can accommodate up to 4 guests each. 

They face onto the island's largest private beach.

Ocean Villa Estate

If you're going with a larger group or would like a good bit of space to yourself, the Villa is a good option.

It can accommodate 2-14 people which makes it a great choice for families and groups of friends. 

Isla Palenque Pool

Amenities & Things To Do

The main things to do at Isla Palenque are relax, restore and explore!

There are a few things to help you along with that. 

Here's you'll find: 

  • An Infinity Pool
  • Yoga Deck
  • Gourmet Restaurant & Bar
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Complimentary Use of Kayaks & Paddleboards
  • Nature Trails 
  • 7 Secluded Beaches
  • Snorkelling
  • Rock Fishing

What is great here is that you can go off and explore the island and have very little chance of running into anyone. It's a small resort on a 400 acre private island so there's lot of space. 

If you'd like so time away from the crowds, you'll get that here. 

Activities - paddle boards - at Isla Palenque

Nature + Resort in Panama:

This is also a great spot for nature lovers

Beautiful iconic wildlife here include amazing tropical butterflies and wild orchids. Go to the lagoons to spot the birds and seek out bat caves on low tide.

The resort offers tours as well and all in-house guided tours are included. The guides have a vast array of knowledge about the wildlife and local environment. (This has been noted by past guests.)

Isla Palenque Sand Dollar

Reviews of Isla Palenque Resort in Panama

The reviews of this new resort say one thing clearly: it's excellent

Most reviewers leave 5/5 scores here and if you're wondering if that's common, we can tell you it most definitely is not!

Here's a look at what reviewers are saying: 

- truly unique location

- impresses every time we visit

- perfect to relax, unwind, indulge, explore

- tropical drink on arrival

- staff attentive and great

- meals expensive but delicious

- like you're living in the wild but surrounded by luxury

Take a look at the latest reviews here

Find Out More:

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