Taboga Island


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Taboga, also known as the "Island of Flowers". Is older than Panama City and its tiny church is reputed to be the oldest in the Western Hemisphere. From Toboga you can see the ships lining up to enter the Panama Canal and on your return to Panama City you will have an incredible view of the Bridge of the Americas.

In this oasis of tranquility there are no cars, just beautiful beaches and a green mountain rising out of the sea. Watch for humpbacks during August to October when migrating whales can be seen from the shores. Swim where Gaugin swam and take time to smell the flowers.

This is a small group of Pacific islands that can be reached in approximately 1 hour by boat from Panama City. Isla Taboga is the largest island, It is a popular weekend destination for residents of Panama City who come to enjoy the slower pace of island life, the flowers, the beaches, and the water sports. Taboga has its own area of protected rain forest and is home to one of the largest breeding colonies of brown pelicans in the world.