Islands of Panama
Panama is one of the few countries in the world with the best geographic locations. It links and gives connection and bond between the North and South American countries. It consists of several islands which are subdivided into smaller islets with some of these islets having no names. Panama has one thousand islands on its Pacific side and six hundred islands on its Caribbean side. Among these six hundred islands along its Caribbean coastline, about two-thirds of these are located east of its capital and most are at the end of the isthmus. Panama's islands have always been a frequent and favorite location for the popular American reality show, "Survivor" and are not surprising why many showed their interest on the island.
The islands of Panama are among the most beautiful islands in the whole world and most of these islands caused its creation and formation because of the volcanic activities. Here are some of the famous and most visited islands in Panama that are worth visiting and never be missed:
The San Blas Island
The San Blas Island placed and positioned at the northeast of the mainland, is one the most popular island in the country. In San Blas, there are more than 200 islets here but only half of them or 113 have names and the other 100 islets are nameless. Almost 30 islands are entirely of corals. In San Blas, you can enjoy diving, snorkeling, and fishing in this island.
The Colon Island
The Colon Island is placed in the northern-most and in the Bocas del Toro region and is one of the most beautiful and one of the largest archipelago of the islands. It is the country's biggest tourist attraction and near the Caribbean Sea and the perfect island for nature lovers. In this island, the most famous are beachfront hotels, restaurants and discotheques and the residential districts. When you are here, you can visit other nearby islands through private boats or through renting a water taxi.
The Boca Brava Island
The Island of Boca Brava is located at the Gulf of Chirique in the Pacific coast of Panama. This is a virtually uninhabited island where the marine national park is also located. The Boca Brava is a small island yet there is something for everyone here, may it be for relaxing or participating in activities like diving and snorkeling or riding and surfing. In addition, the island is a good spot for birders and those who enjoy wildlife watching since it homes to hundreds of monkeys and turtles and raccoons. Located here are Linarte, Las Ventanas and Saino which are among the uninhabited islands and has crystal clear waters.
The Pearl Island
The Pearl Island also known as the Archipelago de las Perlas is located 50 miles from the capital of Panama, the Panama City. It has a group of 100 or more islands and many of them are small and uninhabited. Its largest islands are the San Jose and the Isla del Rey. This island has always been featured by the reality TV show, Survivor. Other TV shows that feature this island includes the Israeli version of and the BBC TV series, The Real Swiss Family Robinson.