Colon is a beautiful province, with a rich history and many fun day trips to be had in and around the area. For those wishing to spend some time in the province, most hotel options are limited to Isla Grande and Portobelo. Surrounded by rain forest, mangrove orchards, picturesque private islands, and clear blue waters, Isla Grande is the best choice and by far most popular choice for overnighting. That being said, don’t expect resort like conditions there. Most choices on the island are laid back and loose with moderate service and somewhat rustic accommodations by Western standards. Still, Isla Grande is a spectacular destination, with hiking trails, a historic lighthouse, virtually deserted beaches, and filled with that warm friendly island charm.
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Hotels on Isla Grande
Banana’s Village Resort is set just back from the water’s edge on Isla Grande. While the resort has 34 rooms it never feels crowded and there is no shortage of equipment for water activities. While Banana’s is called a resort it definitely has that rustic island charm so don’t expect the Ritz or the Decameron. The pool is a nice relaxing place to chill and catch some rays but the beach is just steps away and the ocean is always calm, clear, and inviting. The restaurant serves up delicious Panamanian seafood and also offers some International fare. Breakfast is included as is the water equipment. Rates are $140 for rooms $190 for the suite.
|Sunset Cabins is located in the heart of a bustling Kuna community. This is the perfect choice for those who want to experience the rich, timeless culture of the Kuna people. There are only 3 private cabanas available, all have private bathrooms and running water. All of the staff and the Kuna in the village are extremely friendly and welcoming. Accommodations include 3 freshly prepared meals a day and a daily trip to explore the surrounding uninhabited islands.|