After breakfast and check-out, meet your driver for private transfer to the airport (Tocumen or Albrook) for your flight to David, in western Panama’s fertile Chiriquí province. On arrival, you’ll be met by your driver for the shared land transfer (approx. 90 minutes) to the port of Boca Chica, where your resort staff will welcome you for the boat ride to either Isla Palenque or Islas Secas.
UPGRADE YOUR DAY
Instead of flying via David, we can organize an amazing day by private seaplane (capacity 8 guests), allowing you to visit one of a number of fabulous and remote places in Panama that are otherwise impossible to reach in just a day. At the end of the day, arrive directly at Isla Palenque or Islas Secas! Or, we can simply arrange a private seaplane direct transfer from Panama City to your resort in just over an hour! Additional costs apply; please speak with your Exeter Latin America travel planner for options and more information.
The island’s 400 acres of lush jungle are framed by 7 untouched beaches and feature a number of wilderness trails and hidden spaces. Isla Palenque’s focus on sustainability includes locally sourced ingredients, furniture made from trees that have fallen naturally on the island, and a small footprint with just 5% of the island developed and over half kept as a nature reserve. The professional and personalized service ensures that guests here feel both well cared for but also free to explore.
Stays here include accommodations in either the beachfront casitas or the private beachfront villa estate, as well as all meals, wifi, use of kayaks, paddle boards, island hikes and other on-site tours. Isla Palenque also offers guests a variety of optional off-property experiences including snorkeling, fishing, whale watching, island hopping and spa treatments – all of which can booked and paid for on-site.
Isla Palenque is much more than a typical beach vacation, and is the perfect spot for wildlife and nature lovers, those looking for and soft adventure beach vacation, and for families of all ages.
The luxurious property is located in an archipelago of 14 islands located 20 miles from the mainland, for a truly remote and pristine experience of one of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems. Just 25% of the archipelago has been developed, and the property operates with 100% natural energy for more sustainable tourism.
Here guests can choose either from tented casitas or the larger one-, two- and four-bedroom Casitas – almost all with their own private plunge pool. There is also a small spa on property, for a bit of pampering amid your days of snorkeling, boat trips to private islands, birdwatching and jungle hikes.
Stays here are inclusive of almost everything guests might want: all meals including beach picnics and barbecues; most beverages; fully stocked minibar replenished daily; all recreational and educational activities on-island; Scuba diving and snorkeling trips within the archipelago; non-motorized water sports activities; one private island getaway day; one half-day fishing trip; one 6-minute spa treatment and all land/boat transfers between David airport and Isls Secas.
Three nights is our minimum recommended stay at either of these incredible properties, but many guests stay 4-6 nights to fully relax and enjoy all each property has to offer.