Isla Grande | Visit Panama

WHERE TO GOIsla Grande

Isla Grande is a small island and a corregimiento in the district of Portobelo, in the Province of Colon, off the Caribbean coast. It had a population of 626 as of 1990, which increased to 1,037 as of 2010.

BASIC INFORMATION

LOCATION

Colón

TEMPERATURE

62 - 90°F (17 - 32°C)

CLIMATE

Tropical

TERRAIN

Beach

Palm trees and white-sand beaches form the backdrop to the island, just 15km off the shores of Portobelo. A popular getaway for Panama City locals, Isla Grande is a perfect spot for snorkeling, scuba diving or relaxing. A few hundred people of African descent live on Isla Grande, most of them make a living from fishing and coconut-harvesting – you’ll get a taste of both when you sample the food. Located on Panama’s northern Caribbean coast, Isla Grande gets a lot of rain year-round.

WHAT TO DO

BEST KNOWN FOR

Great snorkeling and surfing all year round, a black Jesus statue, and great seafood.