Panama contains hundreds of islands around it, including the large tourist islands and those far and uninhabited, but full of biodiversity. Follow us today on this tour to get to know the best tourist islands in Panama and plan your next visit to get them for a unique experience.
The Kon Yala Archipelago, formerly known as the San Blas Archipelago, contains some of the best islands ever seen in Central America. The archipelago is made up of a total of 378 islands and islets, of which only 49 are inhabited. Although the tourism services on these islands are not very large, but her visit means getting to know a natural beauty that is unparalleled.
This island is not only the largest in Panama but the largest all of Central America. Three quarters of the island is covered with forests and has a terrifying history as it was the seat of thousands of prisoners between 1919 and 2004 before this prison was finally closed. Today the island is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is visited by many tourists looking for natural beauty and amazing biodiversity.
Bocas del Toro Islands
These islands are the most popular tourist among the islands of Panama and are located in the Caribbean Sea, which is close to the coast of Costa Rica and can be reached by water taxi or plane. The largest island in Bocas del Toro is the colón that includes the town of Bocas. In this town, a group of different hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions. As for the nearby Bastimentos Island, it is also a prominent tourist destination, especially Red Frog Beach. Another beautiful island that not many visitors visit, but no less beautiful is the island of Solarte.
This archipelago contains approximately 100 islands, many of which are uninhabited and small in size and are located in the Gulf of Panama, about 30 kilometers from the Panamanian land. These very beautiful islands are so wild in nature that 3 portions of the famous Survivor program have been photographed on these islands! The largest and most tourist-friendly island is Contadora, which includes a small airport that receives flights from the Panamanian capital.
Shiriqui Gulf Islands
Dozens of islands are located southwest of Panama, specifically at Chiriqui Bay. Most visitors visiting this area begin their journey in the town of Boca Chica, from where transportation can be provided. The town of Boca Brava and Palenque Island are two of the most important destinations here where hiking, fishing and other activities can be practiced. As for the Cycas Islands or the dried islands, it contains 16 volcanic islands, and it contains a prominent tourist resort bearing the name of the islands themselves.
From the islands of pearls
A view from the island of Cuaiba
From the islands of Bocas del Toro
From the island of Cuaiba
From Kuna Yala
A view of the Bocas del Toro islands
Sunset in Chiriqui Bay.
Bocas del Toro Islands
The island of Quiba
Kona Yala Archipelago