Las Perlas Islands, Panama
The Pearl Islands (or Islas de las Perlas) are a group of 100 or more islands (many tiny and uninhabited) lying about 30 miles off the Pacific coast of Panama in the Gulf of Panama. The most notable island is Contadora island, known for its resorts. The largest island is Isla del Rey.
The major attraction of the Pearl Islands are is its crystal clear aqua waters, lush vegetation, abundant marine life and beautiful beaches. The area offers an excellent environment for fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving.
Things to See and Do
* Diving & snorkeling
* Whale watching
* Bird watching
* Marine life
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Balboa, U.S. dollar (PAB, USD)
Language – Spanish
Population - 680 approx (Contadora)
Land Area – 299.46 km² (Isla del Rey)
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 – Domestic airlines Air Panama and Aero Perlas run frequent flights between Panama City and Contadora, Isla San Jose and Isla del Rey.
Private yacht charters are also available from Panama City.