Palenque is best known for its extravagant landscapes, crystal clear water and a Caribbean atmosphere that makes the Palenque area very attractive.
Only 3 hours from Panama City, Palenque offers the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Here, property owners can enjoy snorkeling, diving, surfing, world class fishing and the famous San Blas islands.
The residents depend on fishing and are very friendly to visitors, even if just for the chance to work. Some travelers use Palenque as a bridge to go to Guna Yala, which is only around 1 hour and 20 minutes away by boat.
Located on the Upper Coast of Colón.
How to arrive?
Bus: From the Albrook terminal, take either an express service or normal bus on the Panama-- Colón route along the Transisthmic highway. Get off in the town of Sabanitas, next to the Rey supermarket, and transfer to a bus to Nombre de Dios (buses also depart from the city of Colón). Buses pass through Portobelo at 9:00 AM and every hour until 3:00 PM, with the next one at 4:30 PM and the last at 5:45 PM.
What to bring?