Isla San Telmo, Panama

Isla San Telmo is a nature reserve located in the Pearl Islands (Las Perlas archipelago), Panama. It is recognized as an important nesting site for many species of marine birds and turtles. It is also important to the route of migrating whales, especially during the month of September. San Telmo island is also famous for its World War II Japanese submarine that is stranded on the north coast.

The reserve itself includes 427 acres of forest, cliffs and sandy beaches, and was established as a nature reserve in 1996.

Things to See and Do

* Diving & snorkeling
* Whale watching
* Bird watching
* Marine life

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Balboa, U.S. dollar (PAB, USD)
Language – Spanish
Population – 0
Land Area – 1.72 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – +507

Transport Links – Commercial flights are available to Contadora Island just 45 minutes and many charter boats operations run from Panama City where the Pearl islands are just 1:30 hrs away. Private yacht charters are also available from Panama City.

Information on this Web Site has been obtained from the Cruise Companies represented. However, the cruise industry is constantly changing and should be used as a guide only. We are unable to take responsibility for incorrect information and you must confirm all details at the time of booking.