Great weather, nice people, pretty beaches
Not much to do
It´s quaint but, not very exciting.
Not really the proper category on "things to do, " especially since you can see it right from the boat dock and there isn't anything "to do" there really. The unassuming church was founded in 1550 and is the second oldest church in the western hemisphere (as mentioned above). Inside (which is actually outside) is an alter and some artwork.more
The beaches on Taboga are not large or dramatic, in any sense, and nearly non-existant at high tide! But the locals come to get away from the dank, dreary, drab life in Panama City and have a little fun in the sun.You can rent a beach umbrella for $5 for the day or a picnic table for the same. There is a fruit stand on the passageway to the beach,...more
Atop a hill with a spectacular view, this is a beautiful hotel (did not stay there) and the restaurant was great. The restaurant is open-air with a sunny patio. It serves great meals that are prepared by a Portuguese chef. It's located 100m past the path leading up to the Kool Hostel. You can just ask a local where it is. They will point you in the right directions.
Favorite Dish: Had calamari, spaghetti carbonara, a pineapple infused fish and rice dish.
The boat ride is scenic and about 45 minutes to the island. It is $10 per person and departs from Panama City at:8:30 and 3:00 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday8:30 on Tuesday and Thursday8:30, 10:30 and 4:00 on Saturday and SundayFerries depart Isla Taboga:9:30 and 4:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday4:30 on Tuesday and Thursday9:00, 3:00 and 5:00...more
Going to Taboga is easy, the Charter company has several boats going round-trip to Taboga every day. It costs $11, return, round trip, if you please. Seniors pay only $7. It may be a good idea to get tickets in advance, they sell them at several locations in Panama City.The dock is on Amador you turn right at Mi Ranchito restaurant and park...more
All towns in Panama have as their focal point the local Catholic Church. The Church on Isla Taboga is no different. It is the main reference point of the town on the Island. Since it was on Good Friday, they were having their interminable Good Friday paegent. We came during a break in the festivities and I was admonished by a miniature Roman Soldier not to take photos in the church! OK...
But I took a few anyway!
Isla Taboga is a small island just 20km offshore. A ferry will take you from Bolboa to the island in about 1-1,5 hour.
The island is an oase of peace if you compare it to the very buzzy life in Panama city! It's the island to rest out a bit, to swim and relax!