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Isla Paridita and the Lost Islands of Baru

Imagine a vacation holiday on your own private tropical island, where breathtaking beaches and crystal clear, blue-green waters frame your personal piece of paradise. Where exotic birds soar overhead and whales pass by close to shore. Where the only sounds you hear are the crashing of the waves and the sounds of nature in the forest. Now, by a special arrangement, Panama Travel Experts is offering an exclusive vacation experience to Isla Paridita, an incredible, remote island on Panama's Pacfic coast, less than 40 miles from the border with Costa Rica.

Your vacation begins with your arrival at Panama City's international airport, where you'll be met by one of our bilingual guide/drivers and transferred by private vehicle to the Westin Caesar Park Hotel. After check-in, relax and enjoy the resort atmosphere of this deluxe hotel during your first night in Panama. The hotel features a European-style casino and four outstanding restaurants, all set in a lush tropical setting.

Early the next morning your driver will pick you up at the hotel and take you to Panama City's domestic airport for your one-hour flight to David, the capital of Panama's Chiriqui Province and the access point for the beautiful Gulf of Chiriqui. Isla Paridita is a private island situated in the most scenic and pristine area of Panama's Pacific coastline. The first landfall when traveling from Costa Rica, Isla Paradita is one of 50 small, remote islands located in the Gulf of Chiriqui and part of Panama's national park system. Remote, but now accessible, this area remains one of the last unspoiled destinations on earth. Upon arrival in David you'll be met by the American managers of the island and taken by taxi to Pedregal, a small marina just 5 minutes from the airport, for your boat transfer to Isla Paridita. Your adventure starts on the Chiriqui River, winding through a maze of ancient mangroves and small, uninhabited islands. This amazing environment is home to a staggering number of bird species and you'll see local fishermen plying their craft in the rich waters of the estuary. After crossing the river mouth, a short 15-minute ride takes you to the coast of Isla Parida, an island of spectacular beaches and small rocky islets. After about 20 minutes of traveling through the sheltered waters along the island, you arrive at Isla Paridita, your private tropical escape.

The island was designed to be self sustaining and environmentally friendly. Each of the five thatched, palapa style bungalows are strategically placed to take advantage of the cooling breezes that come off the ocean most evenings. Electricity is provided by a state-of-the-art photovoltaic solar energy system utilizing low consumption lights and appliances throughout the resort. The island's sophisticated water system rivals the quality of the best bottled water in the world. The 125-acre island boasts five private beaches, each with its own unique characteristics. The bluffs along the island provide spectacular views of the surrounding Gulf of Chiriqui. The waters of this area are thought to be the only part of the world where humpback whales from the northern and southern hemispheres come together to mate. The small islands of the gulf have some of the best kayaking, snorkeling and fishing in all of Central America. All this just minutes from your private island get-away. If you're looking for a truly unique travel experience, a place where few people have visited before (yet less than 2 hours from a modern city), then you should make plans to come to Isla Paradita! Your stay at Isla Paridita includes exclusive use of the island; all meals and non-alcoholic beverages; boat transfers to/from the airport in David; daily use of boat with captain for snorkeling, island exploring or fishing and use of kayaks.

 


PACKAGE DATA:  Please call or email for a quote. Price is based on the number of people in your party and the number of nights you plan to spend on the island.




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