Situated in the Gulf of Chiriqui on the Pacific Coast of Panama, Isla Palenque is an intimate eco-lodge accessible by boat with just six rooms in total. The private island is made up of over 395 acres of jungle surrounded by seven pristine beaches – just waiting to be discovered by guests!
How to Get to Isla Palenque
Once you arrive at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, you can drive or take a short 45-minute domestic flight to Enrique Malek Airport in the town of David. Once you arrive in David, a representative will meet you for the one-hour car and boat transportation to Isla Palenque.
Isla Palenque amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, seven private beaches, use of kayaks and paddle boards, off-site tours such as fishing and snorkeling, and hiking trails from which howler monkeys and a multitude of bird species can be spotted. On-site tours are also available such as the Secrets of the Island Hike, Kayak Tours, Tree Climbing Canopy Tour, Hike to Punta Ballena, Rock Fishing, Birdwatching, and more.
Isla Palenque Dining
Home-cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily from the open-air Eden Restaurant & Bar, which serves many ingredients grown right on the island and from the coastal waters. The menu includes a combination of international fare and Panamanian staples such as braised beef, seafood soup, and polenta and chicken served with a variety of vintage Canal-era cocktails.
There are just six rooms in total at Isla Palenque in the following room categories: Garden, Jungle, and Ocean Suites. All rooms include air-conditioning and large ceiling fans, daily housekeeping, and laptop-sized safes. One Garden Room and one Ocean Suite feature outdoor showers. The Jungle Rooms and Ocean Suites also feature private outdoor sitting areas.
Much of the wooden furniture was made from trees that have fallen on the island and the structures of the beach suites were made from local teak wood.