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Isla Grande

About 119 kilometers from Panama City and 13.5 kilometers from the city of Colon

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About 119 kilometers from Panama City and 13.5 kilometers from the city of Colon, is Isla Grande, the largest of a series of islands in the area and the most visited by tourists.
 
This natural beauty is an imposing mass of exuberant vegetation of palm trees, white sand beaches in whose waters you can see the whole range of blue. It has an approximate extension of 5 kilometers by 1 1/2 of width.
 
The best beach on the island is the Isla Grande hotel, it has clear sand and it is located in a small bay that makes the sea there very calm. This hotel has a few cabins facing the sea, are quite basic, with an excellent location steps from the sea. If you are going to spend the day, you will be charged the entrance fee ($ 8 for the adult pass) and with that you will have access to the beach, restaurant, bathrooms and shower.
 
Crossing from La Guaira to the island costs $ 2.50 per person and children under five do not pay. Among the activities that can be done in this area are sport fishing, surfing, diving and walks to the lighthouse. Besides being an excellent destination for 'scuba' diving, 'snorkeling', and surfing.
 
Crystal clear beaches in a Caribbean environment. On the island there are several hotels apart from the Isla Grande hotel such as: Cholita, Congo, Villa Ensueño, Jackson and the Sister Moon in the surfing area.
 
What to Bring
Cash: Remember there are no ATMs in La Guarida or on Isla Grande. Bring enough cash for the car park, entrance fees to the beach, lunch, ice-lollies etc!
Snorkelling kit
Like anywhere in Panama, the sun is extremely strong. Rash vests are advisable. And plenty of suncream of course.

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Isla Grande, Colon

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