Islands off Panama - Tours & Activities

More and more our guests don’t want to just relax – they want to explore the islands off Panama and the islands in the Gulf of Chiriqui are numerous. The best islands to visit in Panama include Isla secas, Isla Bolanos, and Isla Gamez. On each Island, you can embrace a different outdoor activity and the spectacular scenery with Cala Mia’s Islands off Panama tours.

Explore our packages or our tours & activities below for some adventurous, inspiring, or relaxing things to do in Panama, or download our Activity Book as a pdf.

Panama fishing

Panama Fishing

Escape on a sport fishing trip to the Islands off Panama and experience one of the world’s most prolific Big Game Fishing grounds. 

The Gulf of Chiriquí is a treasure of Panama with Big Game Fishing at Hannibal Bank, Isla Montuosa, and Isla Landrones.


Cala Mia offers a fully equipped Dive facility to enjoy diving courses in Panama. We are an environmentally friendly dive operation and have a “no touch” policy on all dives. Many of the best diving sites are in the Islands in the Gulf of Panama. The Marine National Park is home to thousands of pristine islands and unspoiled beaches. 

Whale watching in Panama

Whale Watching

The Gulf Chiriquí in Panama is one of the only places in the world where the northern and southern hemisphere Humpback Whales migrate to breed and birth their calves. Watch these almighty hulks breach from the water, as they teach their calves to swim before continuing their migration. We may spot pods of inquisitive dolphins also.

Marine Sports

Enjoy complimentary use of all non-motorized activities when exploring the Islands off Panama.

Take a stand-up paddleboard, surfboard, snorkeling equipment, or kayak and explore the Islands in the Gulf of Panama. The Islands off Panama have crystal clear water and the reefs at Isla Secas are healthy and vibrant.


One of the islands to visit in Panama is Isla Boca Brava. An island of approximately  3800 hectares. The island has endless trails that range from easy to moderate, offering the hiker plenty of opportunities to explore the island and see the howler monkeys. Or just go out for a morning walk—the scenery looking out at the Islands in the Gulf of Panama is spectacular, so come explore.

Horseback Riding

Our horses are beautiful, whether running free or carrying guests. Enjoy a ride through the native forest at dawn and canter along the water’s edge while pausing every now and again to watch the sunrise over the Islands in the Gulf of Panama.

We offer a riding adventure for all ages and riding skills, from beginner to expert.

Beach Club

We are one of the only beach resort in the area with a beach club, a wood fire-clay Pizza oven, and a swimming platform with plenty of deckchairs, sunbeds and hammocks.

At Cala Mia you can’t help but feel connected to the ocean—it’s everywhere you go.

Bird Watching

The island is also home to over 280 species of birds—it’s possible to spot warblers, parrots, osprey frigates, flycatchers, or a lineated woodpecker.

With just our expert Bird watching guide and your binoculars, start your adventure and spot new life while hiking through our tropical jungle.

Wellness Centre

Be it soothing massages, beautifying facials, rejuvenating yoga sessions, or life coaching services, Cala Mia can cater to your everyday essential wellness needs. Join fellow guests in the yoga center for an energizing yoga session that’s suitable for all ability levels—a beautiful way to start and end the day while listening to the ocean.

Boquete Tours

Boquete is situated at the foothills of Baru Volcano, the country’s highest peak. This charming mountain town is surrounded by untouched tropical cloud forests. Cala Mia has an office in Boquete and runs some of the best tours in Panama from the area.

Sunset Cruise

Listening to the ocean and watching the sunset is a beautiful way to end any day. Board your vessel, sip on a refreshing drink, and ponder the spectacular view of the Islands in the Gulf of Panama with a setting sun. 


Take a tour on one of our boats to the best snorkeling spot in Panama. Isla secas is an Island to visit in Panama. The trip comes highly recommended, as magnificent marine life exists not too far from our shores.