Islas Secas, Panama

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Islas Secas it is speculated, are the volcanic islands of the Gulf of ChiriquÌ, including the Secas Archipelago, that were at one time connected to the mainland. It is believed that the natives of ChiriquÌ inhabited the islands from 100 BC. Evidence from archeological digs in the highlands region of the mainland in the early 1970s unearthed pottery shards and artifacts dated to this time. Islas Secas sits in the shadow of Panama's highest mountain, the dormant volcano Baru, twenty-five miles from shore. The resort rests upon one of the sixteen uninhabited, pristine, jungle-clad volcanic islands in the Las Secas Archipelago. Exotic wildlife, secluded bays, coves and spectacular private beaches, provide an idyllic setting and is Panama's finest, private unique getaway destination.


To ensure privacy, there are only seven Casitas. Typically, there are no more than fourteen guests on the islands with an equal number of staff members. Manicured coral pathways connect the Casitas to the Terraza (main terrace), dining area and bar, located at the head of a protected bay, with views over the beach, ocean and several smaller islands an idyllic setting for a cocktail and relaxation. All Casitas are equipped with wi-fi access, but none of them has a telephone, television or radio, except Casita Grande. The round casitas are secluded in the foliage yet offer amazing views of beaches and bays - while affording privacy to the occupants. Each casita can comfortably house two guests in a queen sized bed; they have hot water showers, fans, a mini bar and private ocean front or ocean view bohio, complete with lounge chairs for relaxation. Each is solar-powered by its own solar panel and battery system providing 12 volt and 110 voltage power. The Casita Grande is a 30 ft round structure located on a hilltop with amazing views of the surrounding islands and bays. This casita is furnished similarly to the standard casitas but includes a kitchenette, living area, satellite television, wireless high speed internet, and a large private balcony and a bohio. The main hub of the resort is the beach front Terraza area where guests meet for drinks at the bar, enjoy meals or just lounge about in the outdoor area. It is comprised of an indoor bar and dining area, and an outdoor flagstone patio with lounge chairs and dining tables where guests can relax, have drinks, enjoy meals al fresco or communicate with the outside world thanks to the high speed wireless internet connection - all while enjoying the sound of waves breaking on the beach and birds singing in the large mango trees which shade the terraza. In addition, there are hammocks nearby where guests can further unwind.


The location in Panama, “the Big Game Sport Fishing Capital of the World”, together with excellent boats and fishing team led by Carter Andrews make the Islas Secas fishing experience truly unique and successful. Carter has been in the fishing industry over twenty years. He is a totally dedicated and knowledgeable individual. His expertise covers all fishing disciplines, from the light tackle inshore to big game offshore.  He insists on the best so Islas Secas has spared nothing to make sure that you have the best equipment on the market today.  From the 58 ft. Custom Donzi Sportfish - Full bridge with Isinglass enclosure and A/C. to the Two 34 ft. SeaVee center console boats with twin 300hp Suzuki motors. Shimano Talica and Stella rods and reels and proven baits and lures. Plus!

Inshore fishing: Primary species include Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Bluefin Trevalley, big Grouper and an assortment of other Snappers, Jacks and Mackerel.
Many rock piles and ledges in deeper water are loaded with monster Grouper and Snapper. Dropping jigs or bait produces instant gratification! Spectacular scenery will leave you with great memories.

Offshore fishing: Nutrient-rich waters of the Gulf of ChiriquÌ are considered some of the finest in the world and are proven waters fished by many of the greatest anglers in the world. The approach taken is multi-species, multi-tackle and offers something for every angler. This is adventure-packed fishing! Almost every species can be caught year-round. Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo can be caught on a regularly. Trolling lures, lures and dead bait, bait and switch, live bait, casting and jigging are all available methods; the choice is yours! All fishing is done from one of our two 34 ft. SeaVee's equipped with excellent gear.

Getting There

Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport is easily accessible via direct flights from major North American cities. Once in Panama City, guests can get to Islas Secas Resort through a regularly scheduled charter flight direct to the resort (1 hour, 25 minutes) - OR by taking a domestic flight from Panama City to the city of David (1 hour). From David guests are driven to the coast (1 hour) where they depart by boat to the resort (45 minutes).


Included in your trip to Islas Secas is a variety of recreational activities, available at no additional cost. From Snorkeling and Scuba Diving, to Surfing, Sailing and Kayaking, to Whale and Bird Watching, to a visit to the beautiful Coiba National Park, the choice is yours. You can arrange partial or full day outings.

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