Day beds in the pool at Islas Secas resort allow guests to cool down while enjoying a spectacular view of the ocean | Islas Secas
A guest enjoys the magnificent sights on offer during the nature tours of the tropical wilderness of Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas
Two large birds fly over the horizon as the sun sets at Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas
A woman treads the shallows of the ocean on the beautiful islands of the Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas
Guests enjoy a spectacular diving experience at the Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas

Islas Secas; A Stunning Panamanian Outcrop

The secluded islands of the Islas Secas resort seen from above | Islas Secas

An area of extraordinary biodiversity, primary rainforest and protected marine wilderness.

Our private island home is located 33 nautical miles from mainland Panama, on an enchanting volcanic archipelago in the Gulf of Chiriquí. Born from a passion to protect our extraordinary natural surroundings, Islas Secas was created to welcome just 24 guests, leaving 75% of the archipelago untouched.

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Passion & Inspiration: Saul Umaña, Culinary Director


Sustainable by Design: Casitas of Secas


Sustainability & Conservation at Secas

Panamanian Soul

We are deeply rooted in the culture and traditions of Panama.

Despite the remote location, our connection to the mainland and the local Chiriquí community is the heart and soul of Islas Secas. Our Panamanian flare is obvious in our gastronomic offering and the flavors conjured up by our chefs, using the freshest local seafood and produce, and incorporating traditions and techniques that showcase the cultural integrity of Panama.

Panamanian Design

The design for our casitas is based on traditional Panama Canal Zone houses, which use high-pitch ventilated roofs and open-frame walls, topped with our own innovative thatched roofs. This works in harmony with the tropical climate, allowing maximum ventilation minimizing the need for energy-guzzling air conditioning. The design of the Terraza is similarly rooted in Panamanian architecture, while the interiors throughout have been decorated with artworks and materials by local artisans.

Supporting Local

As well as hiring from the local community, we partner with sustainable, ethical producers within the Gulf of Chiriquí. This keeps our supply chains short, minimizing our environmental impact, while providing economic opportunities for locals. Islas Secas also supports a wide range of local conservation and community programs, and carries out vital scientific research in the area.

The unique promenade of Casco Viejo in Panama City with view of the business district skyline, allowing guests of Islas Secas to experience the local culture | Islas Secas
An view from above of the Panama canal, a local attraction for guests of Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas
Fishing boats moored in front of the Casco Viejo skyline, which guests of Islas Secas resort can visit | Islas Secas
A wide view of the local buildings of Casco Viejo in Panama City not far from the Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas

our islands in the Bay of Chiriquí

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Migratory humpback whales passing the Islas Secas archipelago | Islas Secas

Migrating humpback whales

Two large birds fly over the horizon as the sun sets at Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas

Magnificent Frigatebird