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Island Contadore needs urgently strong management

A - in principle beautiful island- will loose its beauty quickly if not managed more properly. A... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
maria k
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Peace After the City

After crossing the Caribbean sea and transiting the Panama Canal we were anxious to get cruising... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Allgoodthyngs
,
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Surrounding the Isthmus of Panama, this set of islands is comprised of several major islands plus a number of small islets, reefs and 83 beaches.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“las perlas” (7 reviews)
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

A - in principle beautiful island- will loose its beauty quickly if not managed more properly. A quiet hide-away after a few days Panama City. The boat trip towards the Island was OK, back the trip was tough and took slightly over two hours due...More

Thank maria k
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

After crossing the Caribbean sea and transiting the Panama Canal we were anxious to get cruising again away from cities, noise and chaos. As we sailed towards las Perlas the calmness defended and we began to once more relax. The first anchorage we came to...More

2  Thank Allgoodthyngs
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

I would recommend the Pearl Islands for anyone looking for a day trip or weekend getaway from Panama City, specifically Isla Contadora, which had gorgeous, uncrowded beaches that were great for swimming, snorkeling, and lounging. There are two main ferry companies that leave from Panama...More

5  Thank Quesboc1
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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

These islands are a 2 hour ferry ride from Panama City. We stayed on the Isla Contadora. Limited places to eat and accommodations but very peaceful and quite. We felt like we had the whole island to ourself. The beaches have nice sand and the...More

4  Thank Metropolitan89
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Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Playa Blanca: a wonderful white sand beach with clear warm water and a nice Beach Club! Friendly staff and good food!

4  Thank sonimalmsi
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

These amazing people were able to push some rules and get me food when I needed it, quickly, efficiently, and good! Excellent cheveche and good soup.

1  Thank Jonell C
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

If you are looking for a quick weekend trip from Panama City, this island is a decent option. The ferry to Contadora is quick and affordable. However, it does not dock at the pier; be prepared to disembark onto small fishing boats and then wade...More

7  Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
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Reviewed 15 January 2015

Excellent service to take a trip out to Contadora in the Las Perlas island chain off the coast of Panama. The ship leaves from the Balboa Yacht Club at 7:30 am and return from Isla Contadora at 3:30 pm. The round trip cost is $90...More

16  Thank upwest74
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

This is best fast trip to get excellence beaches near Panama City. One hour and half sailing with ferry you get to Contadora Island, the mainly island in Archipelago of Las Perlas. Heed the opportunity during august thru october, the whale watching season.

9  Thank Sergio N
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

I would not in anyway dissuade anyone from visiting this Island and it is of course a great base for visiting the other islands however I think its best to not ignore the fact that the this particular island is hitting a low spot. Its...More

15  Thank Marshall-689
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