Gulf of Chiriquí, Panama
A private island resort where guests can truly disconnect.
“Palenque” means sanctuary and that’s exactly what travelers find on Isla Palenque, a 400 acre private island retreat off Panama's northern Pacific coast. It's a rare place, straight from the pages of Robinson Crusoe. Rich in primary tropical forest with seven secluded beaches, a sacred history of archaeological significance and surrounded by water teaming in marine life. Detach from the busy world and reconnect with nature at Isla Palenque.
Begin your day at Las Rocas, the beachfront restaurant, and enjoy a fresh coconut acai bowl for breakfast while humpback whales spout just offshore. It's also the best place on the island to catch sunset, tropical cocktail in hand.
All of the bungalows are beachfront, offering ocean views from bed and a private pathway directly from your deck to the beach. Beachfront bungalows have outdoor soaking tubs and large covered decks with oversized hanging daybeds, perfect for afternoon naps or reading.
Isla Palenque is an inclusive experience, and the resort's naturalist guides bring the human and natural history of the island to life for guests. Choose among early morning birding walks, kayaking excursions to remote coves or hikes through the forest to ancient archeological sites. The resort provides everything you need to discover the island, just bring your curiosity.