REDUCED PRICE FOR WHALE SEASON! Was $175 now $120, August - November (breakfast not included). 26 steps to the beach. This listing is for one of our two studio apartments on the lower level of our home. Each apartment will accommodate 2 adults and up to 2 children. We also have 2 upper bedroom suites for larger groups that cannot all fit into one of the apartments. All our accommodations are listed here on VRBO.
*Please note - if your party is larger than 4 people, VRBO's pricing matrix will be incorrect. Each studio apartments will each sleep 4 maximum. Larger parties will need one or both of our upper bedroom suites as well, Please contact us for a custom quote if you need the additional space. In total we can accommodate parties of up to 8 adults and 8 children.*
Isla Saboga is a nature lover's paradise. Unspoiled beaches and tropical jungle only 35 miles from Panama City, at the gateway to the Pearl Islands. If you can imagine what Hawaii must have been like 100 years ago, before all the development during the 20th century, you can perhaps begin to appreciate what Isla Saboga and the Pearl Islands has to offer. It is perhaps one of the world's last unspoiled archipelagos, and the fact that it is only 35 miles from vibrant Panama City makes it even more special.
Our home is part of the El Encanto beach development, an eco-friendly grouping of tree-top villas overlooking the beaches on the west side of Isla Saboga. El Encanto has a palapa-style restaurant on the beach, which supplies kayaks, beach chairs and umbrellas, and also coordinates activities such as fishing and sailing for guests.
Our studio apartments are located beneath our main house, and are hotel-room sized units with a queen bed and an additional queen sofa bed to accommodate up to 4 guests. They have well equipped kitchens, flat screen TV with satellite, and fully tiled bath.
Both apartments have air conditioning and a ceiling fan.
A wood deck with patio furniture and a concrete patio overlook the beach only 75 feet away.
For US TV history buffs, the 7th and 8th seasons of 'Survivor' were filmed on here Saboga, and an additional season was later shot here in the Pearl Islands as well. 'Survivor' is now an international franchise, and Turkey has just completed filming its own 'Survivor' on neighboring Mogo Mogo island.
Whale watching is a favorite activity during the months of July and August, when the humpback whales from Antarctica migrate here to the Bay of Panama to give birth to their calves and escape the cold Antarctic winter. Whales are regularly observed directly from shore, and you can hire a boat to get an even closer look. The Panama Whale Watching Tours operates out of neighboring Contadora, and offers daily tours from July through mid-October.