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Isla Grande and Portobelo Day Trip from Panama City

Just a couple of hours north of Panama City, Isla Grande is a perfect place to snorkel in clear waters, enjoy the sunshine, and experience Afro-Antillean culture and food. Enjoy a relaxing day trip from Panama City.

USD $124.00

Per Person

Explore Isla Grande and Portobelo

Isla Grande is an island in the Caribbean located in the Province of Colón, 140 km (2 hour drive) north of Panama City. It is known for its picturesque landscapes, Afro-Antillean atmosphere, clear waters and coral reefs for snorkeling.

Take a relaxing day trip out of Panama City and enjoy the sun, sand, and sea. You will visit the historic town of Portobelo; explore the historic forts, which were attacked and nearly destroyed by pirates, take a walk around the town, visit the church of the Black Christ of Portobelo, and learn about Afro-Antillean culture.


  • Enjoy a day at the beach from Panama City
  • Go for a swim or snorkel in the clear waters
  • Explore the town of Portobelo
  • Try delicious Caribbean dishes

Tour Information

Duration: Full-day
Start/End location: Panama City, Panama
Availability: Year-round
This tour requires a minimum of 2 people and has a maximum group size of 5 people. If you are a solo traveler or have a group larger than 5, please email us at and we will see what we can do to accommodate.


From Panama City, you’ll enjoy a scenic and tranquil route to Portobelo. First, driving past the Pedro Miguel locks of the Panama Canal, where you can stop and observe the hustle and bustle of transiting ships. You will get to see also see the famous Centenario bridge. Then your group will head out of the city, passing through sections of Soberania National Park and the scenery of the beautiful Caribbean coast.

Once you arrive, you’ll enjoy a short boat ride to Isla Grande. There you can enjoy the beautiful beach and go for a swim or snorkel in the clear ocean waters. Take a walk around the small island town and try some delicious carriebean food or freshly-caught fish.

In Portobelo, you will get the chance to walk around and learn about the town’s rich history. Visit the historic Portobelo Fort, which were attacked and nearly destroyed by pirates. Learn about the Afro-Antillean culture and visit the church of the Black Christ of Portobelo. Finally, you’ll also have the option to enjoy the boat ride around the Portobelo Bay.

What’s Included

  • Transport to and from Panama City
  • Boat ride to Isla Grande
  • Guide
  • Snacks
  • Snorkels
  • Cooler

What to Bring

  • Additional clothes
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen


Isla Grande, Panama

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Isla Grande, Panama 9.630638, -79.565261

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After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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