Isla Palenque Resort

  • Location: Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
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The Hotel

“Palenque” means refuge or sanctuary, and that’s exactly what guests will find on Isla Palenque, a 400 acre private island retreat just off of Panama’s northern Pacific coast. For centuries, the islands dotting the emerald waters of the Gulf of Chiriquí have provided a safe haven. Pottery shards and stone tools found on Isla Palenque offer clues to the island’s past Pre-Colombian inhabitants and the surrounding waters are rich with marine life, which flourishes without the pressures of human development. Today, guests can discover the island’s past on guided forest hikes, scramble over ocean boulders to feel the spray from a blowhole, cast a line for rockfish, paddle a kayak or explore more than five miles of coastline or venture further by boat into the Gulf of Chiriquí National Marine Park to snorkel among tropical reefs and lounge on deserted white sand beaches .Only 5% of the island has been carefully & sustainably developed so guests at Isla Palenque will find plenty of serenity and seclusion. Accommodations include just eight gorgeous beachfront casitas and a six bedroom villa perfect for families or groups of friends.


Daily Housekeeping
Nightly Turndown Service
Air Conditioning
King Bed
Dressing Area
Organic Toiletries
French Press & Specialty Teas
Private Tropical Gardens
Daybed Hammock & Beach Hammock
Binoculars, Field Guides & Reusable Water Bottles
Direct Beach Access from every Casita
Yoga Mat & Meditation Cushion in every Casita
Island Orientation
3 Gourmet Meals per day & non-alcoholic drinks

Additional Info

Swimming Pool
Hammock Lounge
Las Rocas Bar & Restaurant – Beachfront Dining
Yoga Platform
Spa & Wellness Services
Secluded Beaches (7 total)
Nature Trails
Kayaks & Paddleboards
Concierge Service
Selection of Guided “In-House” Island Tours (weather permitting)
Complimentary Roundtrip Boat Transfers from Boca Chica to Hotel


Panama City (PTY) to 1 hour to David airport (DAV) 1 hr car transer to Boca Chica and 20 minute boat ride to Isla Palenque. 5 minutes to nearest town/shopping.


Due to the great fluctuation of the euro currency, prices for all of our services will be quoted upon request. This policy enables us to provide you, the traveler, with the most competitive quotes consistent with actual currency exchange. We invite you to browse through our website to select the travel style that meets your needs, our travel planners are only a call/email away ready to provide any assistance in designing your itinerary.

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