Discover Panama’s Gulf of Chiriquí
While Panama’s Pacific and Caribbean coasts are starting to crowd up with behemoth resorts, happily there is still sanctuary to be found in the Gulf of Chiriquí, a seductive sliver of Central America.
Gulf of Chiriqui
South of the city of David in Panama’s western province is home to thousands of pristine islands and unspoiled beaches. The Marine Park was founded in 1994 to protect 14,730 hectares of extensive coral reef, mangrove swamps, and marine meadows. Another significant feature of this park is its dozens of idyllic islands carpeted in forest and lined with slender coconut palms.
There are 3 luxury Island Resorts operating in Panama’s Gulf of Chiriqui
Cala Mia Island Resort
Integrated into nature, the Cala Mia Resort is a romantic and intimate private resort located on pristine Boca Brava Island. The resort is set in landscaped gardens filled with towering palms and tangles of tropical blooms that overlook two idyllic bays flanked by mangroves and dense forest. A permanent natural soundtrack of crashing waves, crickets, geckos, and howler monkeys quickly set in.
Isla Palenque our neighbour is a sanctuary for curious travelers who seek an idyllic destination of natural beauty and ancient history. They are a luxury island resort with eight modern beach Casitas and a Villa Estate.
Isla Palenque Resort is a member of the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels & Lodges. Through its environmental awareness efforts and sustainability programs, Isla Palenque represents a new generation of hoteliers leading the way for intelligent luxury travel.
Only 45 minutes from Cala Mia is the Isla Secas Private Island Resort, a top end luxury appointed eco-resort located in a string of 16 virtually untouched islands. Featuring five-star service and four private villas just 12 miles off the Pacific coast of West Panama.
The resort is limited to only 18 people at a time to preserve the islands’ eco-structures. This little bit of heaven is perfect for anyone who wants to escape the rush, noise, and heat of the city while hanging onto a few comfortable amenities, enjoying outdoor activities, and seeing the landscape as it has naturally existed for millennia.