Today, the old mansions of the "Counting Island" are owned by the international glitterati, who come to enjoy upscale dining and shopping options; snorkeling, diving, and kayaking off a dozen gorgeous beaches (including Panama's only clothing-optional playa); and hiking into the orchid-strewn highlands. Its easy access to the mainland and archipelago make it a great base for exploring paradise.
Contadora is a good base for exploring other area islands by ferry or private boat.
Tours & Tickets
Enjoy a full-day on a whale watching tour from Panama City. Cruise on a fast, open boat looking for whales and dolphins on your way to the Pearl Islands. ... Read more
Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Discover the wonderful Chapera Island, where you go snorkeling at Mogo Mogo, where they filmed the famous show Survivor.
Location: Panama, Panama
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)