Hotel

Isla Palenque, Gulf of Chiriquí

Jet off to a tropical island paradise at Isla Palenque. Set within 400-acres of flourishing coastal and marine environment, you are spoilt for choice at this unique eco-resort with seven secluded beaches to explore between just eight rooms. It may well be one of the world’s last ‘undiscovered’ destinations, however there is plenty to experience during your stay. Set sail and discover the uninhabited neighbouring islands, dive down to the vibrant coral reefs or perhaps try a mixology class to shake up some tangy afternoon cocktails.

LOCATION

Just off the western coast of Panama, close to Boca Chica, this beautiful resort sits on a National Marine Park, surrounded by dense jungle, lagoons and dramatic coastlines. From Tocumen Airport in Panama City, catch a domestic flight into Enrique Malek Airport from where we’ll whisk you off to Boca Chica’s port for a quick 15-minute scenic boat journey, off the beaten track and into your island getaway.

YOUR ROOM

Nestled within the palm groves sit the eight Beachfront Casitas. With designs inspired by indoor-outdoor living, the casitas encourage you to unwind and reconnect with nature. Rooms feature earthy tones, soft furnishings, organic toiletries and yoga mats to help you find your flow. Soak your troubles away in the open-air bathtub and settle into the hammock with a good novel. But be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the local howler monkeys who may just pop by for a visit too.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Isla Palenque has created a harmonious balance between untouched nature and luxury travel through its commitment to sustainability. It’s easy to see the impeccable attention to detail in its inspiring, earth-friendly designs and use of organic and locally-sourced ingredients which support the local communities and help to protect our oceans. Here, you are discovering a new world whilst ensuring others continue to be able to do so too.