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Taboga Island

Taboga is the largest island that can be seen from the city and is the perfect beach refuge from the frenzy of the capital. In colonial times, it was the deep-water port that served Panama City. From this island, Francisco Pizarro left for Peru to conquer the Inca Empire. Afterwards it recieved the Spanish galleons laden with South American gold and silver. Taboga was also the refuge for pirates who captured it, moved by the promise of the loot. Today this island is still home to the picturesque town of San Pedro, founded in 1524, whose small church is considered one of the oldest in the Americas. Taboga also has many sunny beaches that allow the enjoyment of the water of the Pacific. The rugged top of the island is dominated by the 305-meter-high El Vigia hill, which offers unsurpassable views of the town, the ocean and Panama City. Taboga is located just 12 miles from the coast and is easily accessible by ferry.

13MI 30 min.

Balboa Yatch Club

(507) 314-0168

Taboga Express

(507) 390-2403

Calipso Queen

(507) 390-2403

Be The Pearls

  • Beaches
  • Sight Seeing
  • Hiking
  • Cultural Heritage Tourism

All year round

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