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