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Recent Pearl Islands property reviews

  • Absolutely fabulous!

    "My husband, teenage son and I recently enjoyed a spectacular week on Contadora Island. We had the pleasure of meeting Peter, a gracious and very honest property owner as well as Kevin & Jasmine, his dedicated Inn Keepers. They were always available to give advice or answer questions to make our stay everything we'd hoped for and more. A fabulous boat tour of the surrounding islands was easily arranged thanks to their guidance. Contadora is a safe, tiny, quiet island and perfect get away with deserted white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Driving around in the Kawasaki mule was a blast. In March it was sunny and a steamy 34 degrees daily with nighttime temperatures only dropping to around 24. As supplies are limited and expensive on Contadora, we tried virtually all of the restaurants and highly recommend Clarita's for an inexpensive local meal or Gerald's for great food/atmosphere (especially when his pet deer Mimi came by to visit)! We would return to Contadora without hesitation and highly recommend reserving your stay with Peter & Anke. Enjoy!"
    Guest: Canadian connection Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 22, 2014
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  • Perfect Family Vacation

    "We had an awesome time visiting Contadora. Your home is really perfect and had everything we could ask for and want. Great location too. I would tell people visiting Contadora to bring lots of food and make ferry reservations in advance which we did not know. If you would send me your personal email I would like to send a personal thank you note."
    Guest: Doublel Date of Stay: July 2012 Review Submitted: July 18, 2012
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  • Very comfortable

    "This was a great find. Someone picked us up at the beach and took us to the house in a golf cart. We had two babies, and they were able to provide us with a crib! The house was child/baby friendly (after we moved a few decorations out of the way). No complains! Great!"
    Guest: Istmoyogi Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 27, 2014
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  • "Villa Sea Star on the island of Contadora was an ideal choice for our December 2009 vacation. The Villa is very comfortable and nicely furnished. We would walk or ride the beach cruiser bikes to 2 or 3 beaches everyday to swim in the gorgeous water then buy fish from the fishermen to cook for dinner. I loved the large front deck - it was an ideal spot to catch a nap in the hammock or enjoy meals with my family at the huge picnic table. This is our second trip to Contadora and we plan to return soon to Villa Sea Star."
    Guest: Noranne S. Date of Stay: March 2010 Review Submitted: March 2, 2010
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Pearl Islands Travel Tips

Getting to Pearl Island Vacation Rentals

The Pearl Islands are located just south of Panama City in Panama. Two local airlines have regularly scheduled flights to the mainland from the islands of Contadora, San Jose and Del Rey. The smaller islands in the archipelago can be reached by boat. The flights from Panama City take approximately 15 minutes, depending on what type of plane you are flying in. Most often twin prop engine planes are used. Panama City International Airport hosts most major airlines from both North and South America. Several European airlines also operate weekly flights to Panama. From North America, you can route via Miami, Atlanta or Houston.

Things to See and Do near Pearl Islands Beach Houses

The Pearl Islands are a tropical paradise. Lush rainforests, beautiful beaches and warm waters make it a fantastic island destination. A main attraction in the area is scuba diving. Dive shops have regular charters going out to the various dive sites. You can choose from everything from wrecks to coral walls and colorful bommies. The coral walls are amazing and the marine life is abundant. The crystal clear visibility and the warm water temperatures make it an underwater photographer’s dream. For those that don’t have a diving certification, you can still explore the reefs on a snorkeling trip. These are often combined with cruises and island sightseeing trips. In season, there are whale watching trips out in the bay. These gentle giants come to the calm island waters to breed. Often, you can see them playing in the surf with their young, breaching and flapping their enormous tails. A great way to meet and interact with the locals is to visit the markets, shops and local restaurants. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, and the food is excellent.

Travelers to Pearl Islands Villas

People who travel to the Pearl Islands are those that enjoy sunshine, nature and the outdoors. It is a place where you can take off your shoes, stroll barefoot along the beach sand, and sip on cocktails as you watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. There isn’t much of a rush to do anything here. It’s the perfect destination to escape from the bustle of corporate life. The birdlife of the islands is prolific and bird watching enthusiasts will be able to add many species to their list of sightings. Divers can enjoy the underwater treasures that the island has to offer. Travelers who enjoy hiking can explore the many nature trails around the islands. With a short boat ride, you can visit the neighboring islands and explore their rainforest treasures as well.

Island Style Panama Vacation Rentals on Pearl Islands

Many of the vacation homes are located on Contadora which is the largest of the Pearl Islands. The island has numerous villas clustered together on its coastline that make up resorts. Some things you can be guaranteed of on the Pearl Islands are the magnificent ocean scenery and clear night skies. Some visitors comment that sitting out on the deck at night is like being in your own private observatory. The stars are so numerous you sometimes feel you can reach up and scoop a handful of them. The villas are stylishly and comfortably furnished. Many have open decks or patios where you can dine outdoors, relax in a hammock or simply enjoy the spectacular views. Often, the vacation homes are a short walk from the beach, shops or restaurants. No need for a car when you are staying on the Pearl Islands. There is a relaxed vibe on the islands and the beautiful natural surroundings make it a perfect vacation destination.

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