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Isla Grande

Colon, Panama
+507 225-2798
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“water taxi” (5 reviews)
“day trip” (6 reviews)
Colon, Panama
+507 225-2798

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The buildings look abandoned and there is garbage laying around. Everything was closed. The beaches has no sand line for you to lay and the sea is full of rocks. We went to the lookout, but it's not taken care of, you can't see much....More

Thank Jorge P
Reviewed 26 October 2017

It's around 1.5 hours one way from Colon on a scenic coastal road. There are several free beaches along the way. Parking in the lot for the water taxi is $5 (they now have official receipts to give you). $2.50pp each way for the taxi....More

1  Thank beachump2010
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Isla Grande has one of the very few beaches in the area with gorgeous turquoise water lapping at a golden coral sand beach. To reach Isla Grande by car it is about an hour from the Colon Highway. The road is slow and winding and...More

2  Thank Duckb0y
Reviewed 2 September 2017

First off...to get here you drive to Colon and then follow the coastal road through several quaint towns...you might see a local soccer match in progress as you drive through Portobello or see school girls in their clean uniforms walking to the bus stop. When...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The bathroom at the dock was very dirty and they charged you for using it. At the beach, a lot of stray dogs of which one did number two near the water. The lady at the kiosk near the hotel was very nice to us...More

Thank frankdeurriola
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This was probably my favorite part of my entire trip to Panama. We drove from Panama City to Isla Grande and it probably took about 2 hours. When we got there we paid a lady $5 US dollars to park and we paid $5 USD...More

4  Thank Kimtsy S
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We visited Isla Grande on a day trip from Panama City through PBA tours. If you go ask for Javier - he's awesome! It was about a 90 minute drive plus a short boat ride. We had a great day at the beach at the...More

2  Thank Edward G
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I read other reviews before we decided to go here and the other reviewers were right on the ball this place has a really amazing beach and its a little hard to get to it takes some effort it's not just like jumping int o...More

1  Thank Topekagal9
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Water taxi to island only$2.50 per person. If you find the right place beer is only $1.00-2.00 per drink. We spent 4 hours on the island and ate and drank for what I would say is cheap. You can negotiate in each place. My suggestion,...More

2  Thank bandit153
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great place. It takes a little bit long to get there but the place is beautiful. You have to cross from one place to the other

Thank Angela Gisela R
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10 October 2017|
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Response from Richard C | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot is literally a dirt lot by the boat ramp. I paid the fee...I think it was like $5 per day, then tipped the attendant $10 and said in broken Spanglish...to put his eyes on the top of the car" (when I came... More
6 January 2017|
Response from Edward G |
Yes it is open. We went there yesterday for a day trip from Panama City. We stayed on the beach at the hotel for the day and ate lunch there (our tour guide has a relationship with the hotel operator Alberto). Hope that... More