Day 322 of 365 Things To Do in Panama
Day 322 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Check Out the Pearl Islands!
The historic Pearl Islands are located approximately 40 miles southeast of Panama and consist of over 200 islands and islets spread throughout the Gulf of Panama, The major attraction of this archipelago is the picturesque aqua waters, fascinating marine life, lush vegetation and lovely sparsely populated beaches. Interestingly, only a few are inhabited. The largest and most travel friendly of the these is Contadora Island, which in Spanish means "counter"—appropriate, considering the island is where Spanish conquistadors would count the pearls harvested from other Pearl Islands.This island is home to some of the wealthiest Panamanians and has daily flights in and out.
Isla del Rey is the largest of the islands and has a few towns (including San Miguel). The size of this island is substantial and it is bigger than the remaining islands combined.
Did you know.... the CBS television show filmed three seasons of Survivor in the Pearl Islands?