|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Isla Taboga, known as the 'Island of the Flowers,' is a quiet, beautiful island, a paradise of flora and fauna. Cool breezes provide relief from the heat of Panama City. An easy ferry ride delivers you to the dock where you will be freed from the pressures of the city, and welcomed by locals whose families have lived here for generations.
Attractions include the 2nd oldest church in the hemisphere (1524), historical evidence of pirates, WWII bunkers, swimming, hiking, snorkeling, diving, fishing, boating. There are very few cars on the island and everything is reachable on foot. Great restaurants, nice beaches, friendly locals. There is also a health center with an excellent doctor on Isla Taboga.
The back side of the island is a protected pelican preserve, uninhabited except by the pelicans and an astonishing variety of birds and marine animals.
Our 600+ square foot condo includes the following:
2 stories, townhouse style
View of Bay of Panama
View of Pool
1 large bedroom upstairs
1 large bathroom
Hot and cold, drinkable water
Open floor plan
Beautiful, fastidiously maintained swimming pool
Outside common area
Safe, gated complex with 7 condos total
Laundry on site
Short walk to beaches, stores and restaurants
Easy access to Panama City
Fully furnished and equipped
Internet and WiFi available
If you are exploring the possibility of buying property in Panama, please note that our condos are for sale. Contact us for more information!
We both grew up on the east coast but currently divide our time between Seattle and Panama.
Irene Hopkins and Dan Hopkins purchased this condo in 2010
We traveled to Panama in 2010, curious about all that we had read about retirement in Panama. We stayed on Isla Taboga for three nights and fell in love with the island. We had no intention of buying at that point, but the condos in the complex we bought into are extremely well built and maintained and we felt right at home immediately. Over the years, it just keeps getting better.
Isla Taboga is close to Panama City, but feels a world away. It is the perfect base for travels around the country or day trips into the city. When on Taboga, we are totally relaxed, enjoying the ocean breezes, hikes, restaurants, or just sitting around the pool. It's a place that inspires creativity. Bird watching is phenomenal both for avid birders and people, like us, who just love nature. Hummingbirds abound!
Vogue Magazine recently mentioned Isla Taboga as the #3 out of 5 reasons to visit Panama NOW!
Initially, we planned to stay on Taboga Island for 5 days and had the good fortune of booking with Dan & Irene. On arrival they proved to be highly gracious hosts. Dan met us at the ferry, we had an orientation meeting & were provided with a handy booklet of information about the island.
Irene had highly recommended that we bring over groceries from the mainland and we took heed. The kitchen was well stocked with all kitchen utensils, blender, barbecue on deck.We loved the condo, immediately felt at home and asked if it would be possible to stay for an additional 10 days. It is really clean, light & airy. It has great view of the water. Dan lent us binoculars to patio whale or bird watch.
It is the island of floral & fauna and we just delighted in the planting on the grounds. The walls are covered with clematis, bourgenvilla, helliconia grows at the side of the house. The crystal clear pool is meticulously maintained by Jose day and night.
There are many challenging walks and it is an island to truly explore. You feel a history here, evident when beach combing, pieces of pottery from Delph or Edinburgh, or an old hotel that once stood on shore. Beach glass is a never-ending bounty of treasure. We went out to fish twice, organized with some local lads. We had an amazing time out on the water watching whales & dolphins catching loads of red snapper, sea bass
Dan & Irene helped us organize future shopping trips to the mainland by ringing a taxi, lending us cooler shopping bags & pointing us in the right direction. The long term residents of Pizarro were also so kind & helpful too providing not only spanish lessons but great information on Taboga itself.
We loved the locals on the island. Talking to them we found where to buy the flat of 24 beer for 17$, or ask one of the locals carrying fresh baguette & rolls & they will walk you up a winding path to a home where you can buy fresh bread daily. Other local residents gave us fresh papaya, coconut and bananas. Enjoyed the beach everyday
We decided that we couldn't leave and extended our stay at the condo to total of about 28 days. Had we known what a lovely place Tobaga is we would have booked the entire month outright. For many reasons, the beauty of the place, the friends we made, we will return to Taboga. I would recommend if you are thinking of staying to take your number of days and times that by three, even then you won't have enough time on this little gem of an island.
I stayed at this place while I was on taboga island,, this place is such a cute little place to stay at ,the people are so great that own it, they made us feel so welcome and by the second day i felt like we had been friends for years...the swimming pool was amazing surrounded by beautiful flowers, just an all around amazing stay , i would stay there again in a second , i was sad to leave when we had to go but grateful for the hospitality and people we got to meet , they really went all out to make us feel welcome and show us around.
This was our very 1st occasion using VRBO and we were thrilled that our hosts Dan and Irene made it so easy to feel reassured. The VRBO write up is exactly what you will find, it was perfect. The condo was clean, the beds were comfortable and the linens were crisp and fresh. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived at the condo and met our hosts. They were very gracious and made sure we had everything needed to ensure a comfortable stay. They can help you with translation for anything you might need on the island, we were able to arrange fishing excursions with ease and absolutely loved our time out catching various fish from barracuda, pargo, corvina, excellent in the frying pan! The pool at the condo certainly was an added bonus and Jose works so hard to keep it clean and clear. We had plenty of food with us when we arrived on the island but we were quite happy with the local establishments and the menus available. The long term residents at the condo were exceptional terrific to both of us, making us welcome and ensuring we had a terrific time. We certainly are going to miss our month on Taboga Island, but have brought home memories and new friends! Without a doubt, if we get back next winter, we will be calling Dan and Irene to reserve a spot in their condo.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Damage deposit covers any damage to the physical property as well as excessive use of utilities. If there is no damage, and utility usage is reasonable, the entire amount will be refunded.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.