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

Private Island Marine Safari

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An ultimate hidden treasure

From majestic humpback whales to magnificent frigatebirds, re-wild yourself in the exceptional biodiversity around our tropical archipelago

At Islas Secas, our waters and air are teeming with life. The Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean is considered one of the most productive oceans in the world, home to exceptional biodiversity, endemism, and species concentration, including important migratory species such as nurse sharks, giant manta, humpback whales, tuna, and sea turtles. It is our absolute delight to share our vibrant seascape and passion for its conservation with our wonderful guests.

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Into the wild archipelago

Hop from Panama City to magical, Jurassic Islas Secas aboard our Twin Otter. Refresh with a cool drink and warm welcome.

Gear up for extreme kayaking to explore the stunning archipelago. Bespoke mixology at Balboa Bar for Margaritas and discussion with our Conservation experts; fresh ocean-to-table dinner at the Terraza.

 

Morning multisport to our Playa Limones beach – hiking, whale spotting outlook, snorkeling & kayaking. Back for lunch. Get electric with Efoil and Seabob, or snorkeling to spot sea turtles and puffer fish. Reset to Family Sound

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Breakfast and birding with a conservation expert. Journey to Coiba National Park with Whale viewing, Diving / Snorkeling + Hiking – spot howler monkeys, and more.

Return for our Jungle Beat treatment at the Spa to re-energize for dinner and telling tales of the day over cocktails.

 

Wake early for Cedro Grande hiking to a 300-year-old tree, then jump on a boat for a thrilling whale-watching tour. Or take a great half-day fishing tour around the archipelago. Or escape to Pargo Island to kayak, snorkel, play beach volleyball, and make ceviche with the catch of the day. It’s hard to choose!

Going deep

Trek & Breakfast. Scuba dive at El Faro Island looking for Triggerfish, Jacks, and Octopus – then move to La Bruja, a remarkable dive site with an underwater cave and a pinnacle that emerges at low tide. Tell stories over lunch.

Take it up a notch with wake surfing. Enjoy your last evening, watching the magnificent sky while reflecting over a glass of champagne aboard our archipelago sunset cruise.

 

Wake to sunrise yoga. Explore two mangrove sites by kayak that serve as nursing grounds for juvenile fish. Today you take your Twin Otter transfer back to Panama’s international airport for your flight home.

Gorgeous accommodations

Tented Casitas

1 bedroom / 2 guests

Making the most of our extraordinary natural surroundings, the Tented Casitas do indoor-outdoor living in style. The walls roll right up onto the terrace, surrounded by secluded tropical gardens and a large outdoor soaking tub.

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An aerial view of one of the tented casitas at Islas Secas, luxury one bedroom accommodation at the resort | Islas Secas
A view of one of the open plan tented Casitas at Islas Secas resort, that allows guests to experience living on the doorstep of tropical nature | Islas Secas

Casita Grande

4 bedrooms / 8 guests

A tropical hideaway with four individual casitas providing an effortlessly chic retreat for families or large groups of friends. Set in tropical gardens with a private pool, epic views over the ocean come at every turn.

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An aerial view of Casita Grande, luxury accommodation for friends and families traveling to Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas
The private plunge pool ready to welcome guests at Casita Grande, one of the properties available at Islas Secas resort perfect for groups wanting to stay together | Islas Secas

Casita Sombras

2 bedrooms / 4 guests

With the playful feel of a treehouse, Casita Sombras has two separate, airy casitas ideal for a family vacation, joined by a broad terrace and plunge pool with glorious sea views and steps that lead down to your own private beach.

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An aerial view of Casita Sombras, showing two separate sites tastefully set apart so the multiple guests are ensured privacy | Islas Secas
A large hammock shaded by trees allows guests of Casita Sombras to relax in the nature that surrounds, in cool privacy | Islas Secas

Tres Palmas

2 bedrooms / 4 guests

Two casitas, one spacious open-air terrace, a beautiful plunge pool and spectacular views: Tres Palmas is perfect for families with a sun-washed, barefoot-chic aesthetic that’s deeply inspired by Panama and just made for sharing.

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An aerial view of Casita Tres Palmas, showing the luxury villa peacefully surrounded by trees and next to the ocean | Islas Secas
The private plunge pool at Casita Tres Palmas, ideal for families who want to stay at Islas Secas resort | Islas Secas

Explore our enchanting islands

Diving In The Stunning Coiba National Park

Diving In The Stunning Coiba National Park

Diving in the protected Gulf of Chiriquí is to experience one of the world’s richest and least explored marine ecosystems.

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Whale-watching

Whale-watching

Watch the magnificent antics of breeding humpback whales, from the shore or on a sustainable boat trip.

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Nature Trails

Nature Trails

Experience our wild natural surroundings with our in-house expert for a glimpse of the raw beauty of Panama’s flora and fauna.

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Birding

Birding

With over 100 species of birds, including Panama’s second-largest colony of soaring frigates, birding is a highlight at Islas Secas.

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Families

Families

Discover your own adventure at Islas Secas, where curious families take away a new-found passion for wildlife and the environment.

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Explore The Pristine Archipelago on a Boat Tour

Explore The Pristine Archipelago on a Boat Tour

Let us take you to your own secluded island for the day, or join us for an unforgettable sunset cruise around the archipelago.

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Watersports

Watersports

Our protected waters offer a host of thrilling activities for all ages, from surfing and kayaking, to SUP, snorkeling and e-foiling.

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Phenomenal Ecology

Trip highlights

  • A robust ecosystem formed during the most globally important ecological event in 60 million years

  • 14 incredible islands to explore in our tropical, private archipelago, 20 miles from mainland

  • Incredible megafauna including whale sharks, humpback whales and sea turtles

  • The largest magnificent frigate bird colony in Panama

  • Coiba National Park, a UNESCO-designated Protected Marine Area

What's included

  • All recreational activities on-island and within the archipelago

  • Scuba diving and snorkeling

  • A half-day fishing trip

  • A 60-minute spa per guest per stay

  • Daily yoga

  • All meals including outpost beach picnics and barbecues

  • All drinks including signature cocktails, liquors, wines, and champagne

Our Amazing Team

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Conservation Manager

Beny Wilson

“Let us show your family the wild wonders of Islas Secas. We’ll pique your curiosity about this unique place on Earth - one of the most biodiverse in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. We can’t wait to amaze you.”

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Activities Guide

Fabio Trujillo

“Evening is my favorite time of the day at secas. Best places for me are Isla Cocos frigate-bird’s treasure colony, Isla Barracuda and its surroundings, Punta Canales beach and the floating platform/my office.”

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DIVE INSTRUCTOR

Maria

“It’s not necessary to be an experienced diver here. There are plenty of safe rocks and coral reefs around the archipelago and being surrounded by islands creates a barrier from strong currents and swells, allowing good visibility, too.”

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CAPTAIN

Manuel

“The dream destinations are Hannibal Bank and Montuosa Island. We've been coming here for many years, and each time we get great shows of huge marlin, yellowfin tuna and amazing snappers.”

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  • Islas Secas’ private Twin Otter airplane is the quickest and easiest way to reach the resort. Scheduled airplane transfers between Tocumen International Airport in Panama City and Islas Secas operate 3 – 4 times per week depending on the season (see below).

    o Fall to Spring: Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sun
    o Summer: Tue, Thu, and Sun
    o Transfer to Islas Secas: between 12 and 3 PM
    o Departure from Islas Secas: between 8 and 10 AM

    To enable same-day transfers, guests need to ensure their arrival flight is scheduled to land at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City prior to 11:30 AM local time.

  • Pack lightly – bring hiking shoes, yoga clothing, light layers for the evening, and lots of swimsuits. Remember we are an island, so if you need any specific medical treatment or medicine, please make sure you pack them.

  • We have a full-time doctor and a small health clinic.