Islas Secas

Panama | Central America

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Consisting of 4 principal and 10 small islands, Islas Secas is nestled among one of the few truly virgin territories left in Latin America, if not the world. Islas Secas offers the ultimate eco travel vacation in secluded natural beauty with swimming, snorkeling, fishing, whale watching, surfing, kayaking and exploration. Your own private island resort in Panama, Central America awaits your arrival.

Rates
Rest & Relaxation Packages per night: USD 600-850.
Fishing Packages per day: USD 1,150-2,500.
Casita Grande upgrade per night: USD 250.
Includes all meals, all excursions and activities (except scuba diving, massage, fishing, surfing and transport to and from the islands).

Location
Between the Pacific coast of the Chiriqui Province and the Coiba Island nature preserve of Panama, lies the private archipelago of Las Secas.

Accommodation
Seven casitas ("little house" in Spanish), designed to be comfortable, yet low impact on the environment. Each casita is situated on an oceanfront cove with views of the crystal-clear waters and the surrounding bays and islands. Each has a queen-size bed, a mini-bar with ice-cold drinks, and a full bathroom. By design, the casitas have no phones, television or radio, though wi-fi is available. The largest casita has a fully-equipped kitchen and satellite television. Typically, there are no more than 12 guests on the island, with an equal number of staff.

Dining
Meals are served in the terraza ("terrace" in Spanish) which overlooks a large cove. The food prepared by Chef Alex is exquisite but simple; keeping with traditional Panamanian style which favours chicken, fish, fruits, vegetables and other fresh, locally-sourced seasonal delights. Meals can also be delivered to your casita.

Activities
Everyone from the watersport enthusiast to the adventurous hiker will find the activity of their choice. Snorkelling, diving, sport fishing and spear fishing are immediately available. Only 12 miles away, the world-famous Morro Negrito offers reef and sand breaks that create perfect barrels for those surfers who are seeking a less crowded wave. For those who'd rather sip an ice-cold cocktail on their private bohio, as the sun sets and the fish and dolphins play, just say the word.

Best time to travel
The country enjoys an agreeable tropical climate and an average daytime temperature of 80° F, cooling off in the evenings. The rainy season goes from May to December. Throughout the dry season, trade winds keep the air cool.

Getting there
Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport is easily accessible via direct flights from major North American cities such as Miami, Orlando, Chicago, Newark, New York (JFK), Washington D.C. (Dulles), Houston, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Toronto; European cities such as Madrid and Amsterdam; and South American cities such as Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima, etc. The major airlines who service Panama are COPA/Continental, American, Delta, TACA, Iberia and KLM.

Once in Panama City guests can get to Islas Secas Resort through a regularly scheduled charter flight direct to the resort (1 hour, 25 minutes) OR by taking a domestic flight from Panama City to the city of David (1 hour). From David guests are driven to the coast (1 hour) where they depart by boat to the resort (45 minutes).
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