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Islas Secas

Classic Perspective Certified .
Sustainable .
Gulf of Chiriquí / Panama

18 guests, 20 miles from civilization.

Created with a passion to protect the extraordinary forest and marine environment of the Gulf of Chiriquí, this small, secluded resort – just 24 guests, 14 islands reefs, glassy bays and tree-swathed hills to explore – is the ultimate sustainable playground. Off-grid, low-impact and gently in keeping with its surroundings, this is a place to feel the elements on your skin and the wind in your hair, while frigate birds wheel overhead and dolphins and humpback whales crest the waves. This is nature, untamed.


1 restaurant / 1 Bar
Luxury Americas Collection

Islas Secas

Certified
Sustainable
Gulf of Chiriquí / Panama

18 guests, 20 miles from civilization.

Created with a passion to protect the extraordinary forest and marine environment of the Gulf of Chiriquí, this small, secluded resort – just 24 guests, 14 islands reefs, glassy bays and tree-swathed hills to explore – is the ultimate sustainable playground. Off-grid, low-impact and gently in keeping with its surroundings, this is a place to feel the elements on your skin and the wind in your hair, while frigate birds wheel overhead and dolphins and humpback whales crest the waves. This is nature, untamed.


1 restaurant / 1 Bar
9 Rooms
Accommodation
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Inclusions:

Inclusions with the hotel Include:

Daily made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner including beach picnics and barbeques

Guided activities on property including archaeology, astronomy, birdwatching and nature hikes

Scuba diving and snorkeling trips within the Islas Secas archipelago (1 trip per day)

Road and boat transfers between David airport and Islas Secas

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Facilities:

Facilities within the hotel include:

Swimming Pool

Robust Wifi

Laundry service

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Activities

Remote and unknown to all but the most intrepid, Islas Secas is an idyllic base from which to undertake an incredible marine safari. Move seamlessly by foot or boat to access the endless ocean wilderness. There are countless activities and adventures from which to choose. Snorkel or dive amidst the aquatic wonders of the Gulf of Chiriquí; explore the biodiversity of Coiba National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site; swim the fish-storied waters; or witness a migrating Humpback whale. The resort's dedicated Adventure Concierge is an expert on the varied possibilities and will help you select the activities that will best connect you with nature in its purest form.

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Location
Distance from Enrique Malek International Airport in David

30 minutes drive to the coast followed by a 90 minute scenic boat ride to Islas Secas

Islas Secas is the place where exhilarating Panama adventures begin. Whether you’re diving at Coiba National Park, watching the Frigate birds at Islas Cocos, or just relaxing on your own private white sand beach, you’ll be immersed in the natural beauty of our island paradise.

Frequently Asked Questions

What activities are available at Islas Secas?

Remote and unknown to all but the most intrepid, Islas Secas is an idyllic base from which to undertake an incredible marine safari. Move seamlessly by foot or boat to access the endless ocean wilderness. There are countless activities and adventures from which to choose. Snorkel or dive amidst the aquatic wonders of the Gulf of Chiriquí; explore the biodiversity of Coiba National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site; swim the fish-storied waters; or witness a migrating Humpback whale. The resort's dedicated Adventure Concierge is an expert on the varied possibilities and will help you select the activities that will best connect you with nature in its purest form.

Are there any facilities that are not available at the lodges?

Yes, there are no TV's on the island. This unplugged environment brings guests closer to nature and the surroundings.

Is the price worth the stay?

Absolutely. It's a rare combination of total privacy, complete luxury, real adventure and untouched nature that really will stay that way forever. Easy to feel as if you’re the eco-conscious billionaire who owns the place.

Does Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge offer an airport shuttle?

Transfers between the city of David and Islas Secas are included in the rates. Upon arrival in David, guests are greeted by Islas Secas staff and driven 30 minutes to the coast for a 90 minute scenic boat ride to Islas Secas. An overnight stay in Panama City may be required depending upon your arrival time into Tocumen International Airport. We can assist with meet and greet services upon arrival, transportation requirements and booking hotel in Panama City.

Does Islas Secas have special offers for families?

With 14 islands and just nine individual guest rooms, Islas Secas offers families endless space and opportunities for exploration and adventure. A natural playground like few others, all ages will enjoy countless Panama activities, from getting up close with humpback whales to engaging naturalist tours and scuba diving lessons – and irresistible, high-performance toys like sea bobs for adrenaline-fuelled water fun. Moreover, individual families of 2 adults and 1 – 2 children (aged 6 – 17 years) booking Casita Tres Palmas or Casita Sombras receive 25% off the nightly room rate. A third child sharing the second room will be charged $ 550 per night. This offer is valid from 16 – 20 Dec 2020, 7 Jan – 26 Mar 2021 and 11 Apr – 29 Aug 2021.

What are the deposit and cancellation policies?

A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking to confirm your reservation. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to arrival to the resort EXCEPT for stays in Peak Season where the balance is due 90 days prior to arrival. Incidentals will be billed on the day of checkout. Bookings cancelled or reduced in number 60 days (Green & High Season) / 90 days (Peak Season) or less before arrival are non-refundable.

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Islas Secas

18 guests, 20 miles from civilization.

Created with a passion to protect the extraordinary forest and marine environment of the Gulf of Chiriquí, this small, secluded resort – just 24 guests, 14 islands reefs, glassy bays and tree-swathed hills to explore – is the ultimate sustainable playground. Off-grid, low-impact and gently in keeping with its surroundings, this is a place to feel the elements on your skin and the wind in your hair, while frigate birds wheel overhead and dolphins and humpback whales crest the waves. This is nature, untamed.


Sustainable Resort
Classic Perspective Certified
Family Friendly
9 Rooms
1 restaurant / 1 Bar
Wheelchair Accessible
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Accommodation

Casita Mirador

Tucked away with a bird’s-eye view of the sheltered lagoon, this single Casita is perfectly positioned as a romantic getaway. Guests enjoy total privacy at Casita Mirador, set discreetly in beautiful, tropical garden, complete with plunge pool overlooking the ocean. Romance at its best.

Casita Sombras

There’s something playful about Casita Sombras. Nestled into the vibrant landscape, it conjures the spirit of a luxurious treehouse –here, complete with plunge pool and a private path down to the beach for instant water access. The site features two separate Casitas that are tastefully set apart, able to sleep up to four guests in King or twin beds.

Casita Tres Palmas

Casita Tres Palmas is a great option for families. There’s plenty of room to spread out and take full – and fun – advantage of the outdoor spaces and plunge pool after a day of adventure. At night, the whole family will appreciate retiring to their luxuriously appointed rooms that are close by yet still private. The site features two separate Casita units and is able to sleep up to four guests in King or twin beds.

Casita Grande

Casita Grande is perfect for big families and friends. Groups can reconnect and relax in the midst of a tropical paradise before retiring to their gorgeous rooms for restful evenings in total comfort. The site features four separate Casita units and is able to sleep up to eight guests in King or twin beds.

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Casita Mirador

Casita Mirador

Tucked away with a bird’s-eye view of the sheltered lagoon, this single Casita is perfectly positioned as a romantic getaway. Guests enjoy total privacy at Casita Mirador, set discreetly in beautiful, tropical garden, complete with plunge pool overlooking the ocean. Romance at its best.

Casita Sombras

There’s something playful about Casita Sombras. Nestled into the vibrant landscape, it conjures the spirit of a luxurious treehouse –here, complete with plunge pool and a private path down to the beach for instant water access. The site features two separate Casitas that are tastefully set apart, able to sleep up to four guests in King or twin beds.
Casita Sombras
Casita Tres Palmas

Casita Tres Palmas

Casita Tres Palmas is a great option for families. There’s plenty of room to spread out and take full – and fun – advantage of the outdoor spaces and plunge pool after a day of adventure. At night, the whole family will appreciate retiring to their luxuriously appointed rooms that are close by yet still private. The site features two separate Casita units and is able to sleep up to four guests in King or twin beds.

Casita Grande

Casita Grande is perfect for big families and friends. Groups can reconnect and relax in the midst of a tropical paradise before retiring to their gorgeous rooms for restful evenings in total comfort. The site features four separate Casita units and is able to sleep up to eight guests in King or twin beds.
Casita Grande
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Activities
01
Whale Watcing

A true highlight of Islas Secas’ marine safari experience is the exceptional whale encounters. Few experiences in the world can compare. Two different populations of humpback whales visit Panama’s Gulf of Chiriquí. There is a small population that migrates from feeding areas in the north that is seen between December and April. Between July and October, a much larger population of humpback whales migrates from feeding areas off Antarctica and Chile.

02
FIshing Trip

Islas Secas offers world-class Panama fishing, putting you closer to the legendary Hannibal Bank and Islas Montuosa and their abundance of marlin and tuna than any other fishing operation. The team runs a professional inshore program and offshore catch and release billfish program.

03
Paddle Boarding

Paddle boards are available at the dive center and can be taken out at your leisure anytime. Four miles of protected coastline containing caves, beaches and numerous reef systems are waiting to be discovered. Unlike other watersports, the pace of paddle boarding will allow you to see and appreciate new aspects of the natural beauty of the islands and waters of Islas Secas.

04
Kayaking

Schedule an excursion where the Islas Secas will take you by boat to one of the outer islands to explore wild and varied coastlines. See caves, blow holes, the incredible variety of flora that clings to the cliff sides and sea birds circling overhead.

05
Scuba Diving

The waters of the Gulf of Chiriquí offer some of the best adventure scuba diving in Panama, and the world. No matter your level, your Panama diving experience will immerse you in one of the most abundant marine ecosystems in the world. The resort offers a range of dive sites to suit all levels of experience, training and comfort levels to ensure a memorable dive – from calm, protected inshore reefs, islands and break rocks, to high-voltage diving on exposed off-shore, deep water pinnacles and sea mounts. Plus, new sites are frequently encountered, providing opportunities for true exploration and discovery.

06
Wakeboarding

Adrenaline junkies will be thrilled to learn that Islas Secas offers wakeboarding. New to the sport? The skilled staff will teach you tips and tricks to have you flying high in no time. No matter your skill level, it’s sure to be a highlight of your watersports adventures.

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The Terraza is the focal point of the island, and is the perfect, relaxed, open-air setting for guests to enjoy locally sourced dishes prepared with..

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Bar & Lounge

Adjacent to The Terraza is our welcoming Hemingway-style bar and lounge. With handcrafted panel interiors and colonial-inspired displays of historic..

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Facilities

Hotel facilities with your booking:

Swimming Pool

Robust Wifi

Laundry service

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Inclusions

Inclusions with your booking:

Daily made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner including beach picnics and barbeques

Guided activities on property including archaeology, astronomy, birdwatching and nature hikes

Scuba diving and snorkeling trips within the Islas Secas archipelago (1 trip per day)

Road and boat transfers between David airport and Islas Secas

Most beverages including soft drinks, beers, house wines and spirits (drinks on the reserve list are not included but are available at additional cost)

Fully stocked minibar replenished once daily

Non-motorized water sports activities including stand-up paddle-boarding and kayaking

One half day fishing trip within the Islas Secas archipelago per stay

One private island getaway day on Islas Pargo (includes picnic lunch & drinks, umbrella/chair setup, kayaks

and paddle-boards, and optional personal butler)

One 60 minute spa treatment per guest (18 years & above) per stay plus daily yoga classes

Laundry (NB dry cleaning is not available at the resort)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What activities are available at Islas Secas?

Remote and unknown to all but the most intrepid, Islas Secas is an idyllic base from which to undertake an incredible marine safari. Move seamlessly by foot or boat to access the endless ocean wilderness. There are countless activities and adventures from which to choose. Snorkel or dive amidst the aquatic wonders of the Gulf of Chiriquí; explore the biodiversity of Coiba National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site; swim the fish-storied waters; or witness a migrating Humpback whale. The resort's dedicated Adventure Concierge is an expert on the varied possibilities and will help you select the activities that will best connect you with nature in its purest form.

Are there any facilities that are not available at the lodges?

Yes, there are no TV's on the island. This unplugged environment brings guests closer to nature and the surroundings.

Is the price worth the stay?

Absolutely. It's a rare combination of total privacy, complete luxury, real adventure and untouched nature that really will stay that way forever. Easy to feel as if you’re the eco-conscious billionaire who owns the place.

Does Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge offer an airport shuttle?

Transfers between the city of David and Islas Secas are included in the rates. Upon arrival in David, guests are greeted by Islas Secas staff and driven 30 minutes to the coast for a 90 minute scenic boat ride to Islas Secas. An overnight stay in Panama City may be required depending upon your arrival time into Tocumen International Airport. We can assist with meet and greet services upon arrival, transportation requirements and booking hotel in Panama City.

Does Islas Secas have special offers for families?

With 14 islands and just nine individual guest rooms, Islas Secas offers families endless space and opportunities for exploration and adventure. A natural playground like few others, all ages will enjoy countless Panama activities, from getting up close with humpback whales to engaging naturalist tours and scuba diving lessons – and irresistible, high-performance toys like sea bobs for adrenaline-fuelled water fun. Moreover, individual families of 2 adults and 1 – 2 children (aged 6 – 17 years) booking Casita Tres Palmas or Casita Sombras receive 25% off the nightly room rate. A third child sharing the second room will be charged $ 550 per night. This offer is valid from 16 – 20 Dec 2020, 7 Jan – 26 Mar 2021 and 11 Apr – 29 Aug 2021.

What are the deposit and cancellation policies?

A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking to confirm your reservation. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to arrival to the resort EXCEPT for stays in Peak Season where the balance is due 90 days prior to arrival. Incidentals will be billed on the day of checkout. Bookings cancelled or reduced in number 60 days (Green & High Season) / 90 days (Peak Season) or less before arrival are non-refundable.

Location
Islas Secas is the place where exhilarating Panama adventures begin. Whether you’re diving at Coiba National Park, watching the Frigate birds at Islas Cocos, or just relaxing on your own private white sand beach, you’ll be immersed in the natural beauty of our island paradise.
Distance from Enrique Malek International Airport in David

30 minutes drive to the coast followed by a 90 minute scenic boat ride to Islas Secas

Islas Secas

Casita Sombras

There’s something playful about Casita Sombras. Nestled into the vibrant landscape, it conjures the spirit of a luxurious treehouse –here, complete with plunge pool and a private path down to the beach for instant water access. The site features two separate Casitas that are tastefully set apart, able to sleep up to four guests in King or twin beds.

Casita Grande

Casita Grande is perfect for big families and friends. Groups can reconnect and relax in the midst of a tropical paradise before retiring to their gorgeous rooms for restful evenings in total comfort. The site features four separate Casita units and is able to sleep up to eight guests in King or twin beds.
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