Isla Taboga/ Taboga Island

May 30, 2010 Category: Travel guide

Taboga

This beautiful island is under 30 mins  away; just a boat ride across the Panama Canal entrance. It is sometimes referred to as the “Island of Flowers” because of the abundance of orchids, roses, and other variety of flowers that adorn its beautiful walkways.

Taboga is a perfect day-getaway from the traffic and business of the city. While on the island you can shop, birdwatch, scuba dive or simply spend the day on the beach. There are a couple of public beaches, and one private beach accessible by a nice hike through the jungle. One of the more historically interesting sites is a simple church that lies on the island. It was found in 1550 making it the second oldest church in the western hemisphere.

If you do choose stay overnight at Isla Taboga there are a few small B&Bs and hotels.

Getting to the Island:

To get to the island you can take the fast ferry The Taboga Express. This departs & returns  5 times per day. You can visit them online at www.tabogaexpress.com . You can do online booking. Please   bring cash because there are not ATMs or banks on the island.

 

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