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Isla Grande and Portobelo Day Trip from Panama City

Just a couple of hours north of Panama City, Isla Grande is a perfect place to snorkel in clear waters, enjoy the sunshine, and experience Afro-Antillean culture and food, including Caribbean-style dishes prepared with coconut milk!

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Isla Grande and Portobelo Day Trip from Panama City


Isla Grande is an island in the Caribbean located in the Province of Colón, 140 km (2 hour drive) north of Panama City. It is known for its picturesque landscapes, Afro-Antillean atmosphere, clear waters and coral reefs for snorkeling. Enjoy the sun, sea, and traditional food prepared Caribbean style with coconut milk!

To complement your day you also will visit the historic town of Portobelo. Here you will explore the historic forts, which were attacked and nearly destroyed by pirates, take a walk around the town, visit the church of the Black Christ of Portobelo and learn about Afro-Antillean culture.

(Note that this tour requires a minimum of 2 people and has a maximum group size of 5 people. If you are less than 2 and more than 5, email us at and we will see what we can do to accommodate!)


On Isla Grande

  • Relax at the beach
  • Go for a swim in the clear water
  • Snorkeling
  • Take a walk around the town and island
  • Try a delicious Caribbean dish

In Portobelo

  • Learn about Portobelo’s history
  • Visits to the historic Portobelo Fort
  • Explore the town of Portoelo
  • Boat ride around the Portobelo Bay (optional)

On the way to Isla Grande

On the way to Island Grande, you will stop at a super market so you can buy snacks, drinks, or whatever else you need for the day. You will also drive right past the Pedro Miguel locks of the Panama Canal, where you can stop and observe transiting ships. You will also see the famous Centenario bridge, sections of Soberania National Park and the scenery of the beautiful Caribbean coast.

On the way, you will drive right past the Panama Canal with the option to stop at the Pedro Miguel Locks to observe the transit of ships. Continuing down the road you will see the Centenario Bridge, commemorating Panama’s centennial, sections of Soberania National Park and the beautiful scenery of the Caribbean coast as we get to the final stretch of our trip.

What’s Included

  • Transport
  • Guide
  • Boat ride to Isla Grande
  • Snacks
  • Snorkels
  • Cooler

What to Bring

  • Additional clothes
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen


Isla Grande, Panama

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Isla Grande, Panama 9.630638, -79.565261

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