Palenque is best known for its extraordinary landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and Caribbean atmosphere, all of which make the area very appealing.

Just three hours from Panama City, Palenque offers the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Both locals and visitors can enjoy snorkeling, diving, surfing, world-class fishing, and the famous San Blas Islands.

The residents depend on fishing and are very friendly to tourists who may want to purchase their fresh catches. Some travelers use Palenque as a stopover on their way to Guna Yala, which is only an hour and 20 minute boat ride away.


Palenque is located in the Upper Coast of Colón.

How to arrive

  • Car: At the fork in the road to Isla Grande, follow the sign to Costa Arriba (Upper Coast) until you reach Miramar.

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle


  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing