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* Please note - if your party is larger than 4 people, FlipKey''s pricing matrix will be incorrect. Our listing here is for our Green Parrot Studio Apartments on the lower level of the house. The studio apartment will sleep 4 maximum. Larger parties will need one or both of our upper bedroom suites as well. Please contact us for a quote if you need the additional space. * Breakfast is not included
Isla Saboga is a nature lover's paradise. Unspoiled beaches and tropical jungle only 35 miles from Panama City, at the gateway to the Pearl Islands. If you can imagine what Hawaii must have been like 100 years ago, before all the development during the 20th century, you can perhaps begin to appreciate what Isla Saboga and the Pearl Islands has to offer. It is perhaps one of the world's las...* Please note - if your party is larger than 4 people, FlipKey''s pricing matrix will be incorrect. Our listing here is for our Green Parrot Studio Apartments on the lower level of the house. The studio apartment will sleep 4 maximum. Larger parties will need one or both of our upper bedroom suites as well. Please contact us for a quote if you need the additional space. * Breakfast is not included
Isla Saboga is a nature lover's paradise. Unspoiled beaches and tropical jungle only 35 miles from Panama City, at the gateway to the Pearl Islands. If you can imagine what Hawaii must have been like 100 years ago, before all the development during the 20th century, you can perhaps begin to appreciate what Isla Saboga and the Pearl Islands has to offer. It is perhaps one of the world's last unspoiled archipelagos, and the fact that it is only 35 miles from vibrant Panama City makes it even more special.
Our home is part of the El Encanto beach development, an eco-friendly grouping of tree-top villas overlooking the beaches on the west side of Isla Saboga. El Encanto has a palapa-style restaurant on the beach, which supplies kayaks, beach chairs and umbrellas, and also coordinates activities such as fishing and sailing for guests.
Our Green Parrot studio apartment is located beneath our main house, and is a hotel-room sized unit with a king bed and an additional queen sofa bed to accommodate up to 4 guests. It has a well equipped kitchen, flat screen TV with USB port and satellite connection, and fully tiled bath.
The apartment has air conditioning and a ceiling fan as well for those few days when the sea breeze lies down.
A concrete patio with patio furniture overlooks the beach only 75 feet away.
Our Flipkey listing is for the studio apartment, but if your party is larger than 4, we do have 2 additional bedrooms available at an extra cost. Please inquire if you need more space than the studio apartment.
A 1 hour and 45 minute ferry ride from the Trump Tower brings you directly to the dock on Saboga, where we will meet you and bring you back to the house
For US TV history buffs, the 7th season of 'Survivor' was filmed here on Saboga, and two additional seasons were shot here in the Pearl Islands as well. 'Survivor' is now an international franchise, and Turkey has just completed filming its own 'Survivor' on neighboring Mogo Mogo island.
Whale watching is a favorite activity during the months of July and August, when the humpback whales from Antarctica migrate here to the Bay of Panama to give birth to their calves and escape the cold Antarctic winter. Whales are regularly observed directly from shore, and you can hire a boat to get an even closer look. The Panama Whale Watching Tours operates out of neighboring Contadora, and offers daily tours from June through September.
As on-site hosts, we are available just about any time in case of problems or to answer questions. We live on the main level of the house, and the studio apartments are one level down, so privacy is not an issue.
My wife, two pre-teens and I spent three days and two nights on Saboga Island at the El Remanso B&B. It was the highlight of our trip to Panama. Our host picked us up at the dock the day we arrived as promised and introduced...More
Many people romanticize about living on their own island. Here you can have that romantic experience with your sweetheart if you want it. The island is quite large if you want to do some serious hiking. It’s great to work up a sweat then go...More
Date of stay: December 2018
Companion480916, VR Owner at El Remanso - Green Parrot Studio Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018
Thanks for the wonderful review! We enjoy having you stay with us, and look forward to the next time!
Perfect place to stay on the beautiful, peaceful island of Saboga. Very comfortable, well-equipped room/kitchenette and balcony (Sandpiper Studio) and outside space with gorgeous beach and sunset view. Spectacular island with numerous wide, empty beaches, great snorkelling on W side from ferry dock, nice forest...More
El Remanso is a great spot to get away and relax. The scenery is beautiful and the house has everything you could ever need to have a comfortable stay. I spent days swimming, whale watching and hiking. It was a phenomenal trip and I plan...More
Date of stay: July 2018
Management response:Responded 24 August 2018
Thanks for the great review! See you again next summer!
A friend of mine suggested I visit the Pearl Islands. She had been to Contadora and Saboga and loved both. She went on about how beautiful and serene Saboga was and assured me that I would love it. She was so right.
I received a...More
Date of stay: June 2018
Management response:Responded 13 July 2018
Thanks for the wonderful review! You guys were great guests, and we hope you come back again.
Isla Saboga is an undeveloped island in the bay of Panama, just 35 miles from Panama City. Dozens of secluded, deserted beaches and miles of trails through the tropical jungle are here to explore. Or you can just relax on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Saboga was the filming location for three seasons of CBS's Survivor TV series, and it retains all the beauty and natural environment. If you can imagine what Hawaii must have been like 100 years ago, Saboga and the Pearl Islands will give you a hint.
Most transportation on the island is by foot. There are numerous trails and dirt roads that lead to secluded beaches to explore, and the village on the other side of the island is only a 10 minute walk away. We have a couple of Polaris 4-wheelers and are happy to run guests over to town for a quick trip, or to show you the island.
Most other transportation is by panga, the small fishing boats that the locals use to take guests fishing, snorkeling, whale watching or island hopping. We have several pangueros we use and are happy to help arrange trips. Pangas can come pick you up at the beach directly in front of the house.