Isla Gamez, Panama
Isla Gamez is one of many uninhabited islands located in Chiriqui Gulf National Marine Park, Panama. It is situated on the Caribbean coast of Panama close to the border with Costa Rica. With more than 14,000 hectares (36,000 acres) of extensive coral reef, mangrove swamps and marine meadows, this protected area serves as a refuge for leatherback and hawksbill turtles, tiger-herons, large pelagic fish like white-tipped sharks, howler monkeys and scores of colorful exotic fish.
Isla Gamez is situated to the south of Isla Boca Brava. The sand beaches are lined with coconut palms. The turquoise water is ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
Things to See & Do
* Sports fishing
* Whale & dolphin watching
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Balboa, U.S. dollar (PAB, USD)
Language – Spanish
Population – 1,000,000 approx (Chiriqui Province)
Land Area – 6,476.2 km² (Chiriqui Province)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +507
Travel Links – Fly into David from either Panama City 's Albrook Airport or Costa Rica's Juan Santa Maria. Aeroplas or Air Panama are recommended carriers. Once in David, travel 32 miles to Boca Chica, the main jumping off point for the islands in the Gulf of Chiriqui.