Escape to Taboga, a tropical island you can reach in just half an hour sailing from Panama City!
Panama - Isla Taboga: also known as the "Island of Flowers", is a volcanic island in the Gulf of Panama about 20 km from Panama City.
Which area: Isla Taboga, Panama City.
How to go: The day starts at the ferry terminal on the Amador Causeway in Panama City, where boats cross back and forth to the island all day long. You can buy the ferry tickets in advance on the side of Taboga Express.
What do you need: You need ferry tickets in advance, a lot of sunscreen, a hat, swimwear, water, a credit card, some cash.
What to do: There are seafront boutique hotels and beach bars. You can sniff some culture by visiting the St. Peter’s Church (Iglesia de San Pedro) which is conveniently located in the centre of town. There is only one road and almost no traffic, which makes it the perfect escape. From hiking to spectacular viewpoints to relaxing on the beaches...it is up to you!
Nice to know information: The French painter Paul Gauguin lived on the island of Taboga. There are some nice wall paintings as a hommage, you can find them in the centre of the little town. Nothing remains to bear witness of his stay here apart from a vibrant plaque, donated in 1995 by the French Embassy of Panama. Perhaps there are yet undiscovered works on Isla Taboga itself. So...go for it ;-!
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