A sanctuary away from reality. Located just off Panama’s Pacific Coast, Isla Palenque is a private island with nearly 400 acres of lush jungle, framed by 7 pristine beaches and houses a number of wilderness trails and hidden archaeological sites. Guests staying at the island’s 8 barefoot luxury Beachfront Casitas and the Beachfront Villa Estate are free to explore every inch of the island on foot or take to the water in kayaks and SUPs.
The perfect place that fits everyone’s dream vacation, Isla Palenque can be the most relaxing, peaceful place, the most fun and adventurous, or both! It absolutely depends on what each guest is looking for!
Isla Palenque offers a wide range of activities fitting everyone’s likes. Guests are available to wander around a private island, explore the lush jungle, and enjoy the magnificent views, beaches, and relaxing activities.
✓ More than 8 miles of hiking trails
✓ 7 accessible private beaches
✓ Guided excursions on & near the island
✓ Off-property tours including snorkeling, island hopping and fishing
✓ Kayaking and paddle boarding
✓ Relaxing with yoga lessons or in-room massages (on request)
✓ Cooking classes, foraging experiences, rum tastings
Island in Boca Chica, Chiriquí, Panama
Fly to Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
✈ Take a brief, connecting flight to Enrique Malek Airport (DAV) in David, Panama (60 mins). There’s an additional fee for airport transfer.
✓ From David Airport, Isla Palenque’s staff will meet you and bring you to the port in Boca Chica (60 mins.)
✓ Set sail from Boca Chica on a short, 15-min. boat ride to Isla Palenque
Cayuga collection thrives to offer the ultimate eco-luxury experience, teaching guests to be more conscious and responsible, so it’s fully recommended for guests to turn off & unplug everything in their rooms while they are out for the day.
A smart solution to irrigating their lush hotel grounds.
For many months of the year, the grounds of Cayuga’s rainforest properties become bone dry and need to be watered. To ease the demand for freshwater, Cayuga’s hotels and lodges put their wastewater to good use by purifying it onsite through a special biological system, making it completely safe and suitable for irrigating their gardens. Their drip irrigation systems then make sure that not a single drop is wasted.
Cayuga Collection banished all single-use plastics from all their hotels. These products take a vast quantity of fossil fuels to produce and are non-biodegradable, and can’t be recycled either. Instead, Cayuga replaced all single-use plastic straws with locally-made bamboo, and other biodegradable products that are compostable, which helps reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste.