Day trip

Tour to Isla Grande and Portobelo from Panama City

Tour to Isla Grande and Portobelo from Panama City

Activity provider: Safe Transportation Panama

From US$ 159 per person

See the sights of the colonial city of Portobelo on the Caribbean Sea of Panama, and then relax on the sand and swim in the crystal clear waters of a private beach on Isla Grande.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick up from accommodations in downtown of Panama City.
Private or small groups available


  • Relax on a private beach on Isla Grande
  • Enjoy nature and see the countryside and rainforest on the way to Isla Grande
  • Visit the old colonial port and city of Portobelo
  • Taste Caribbean food by the beach
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in the downtown of Panama City, and then journey by comfortable car to the Spanish colonial city of Portobelo, once the main port along the nation's Atlantic Coast with over 420 years since it was established. Get 1 hour to discover the sights of the historical city, where highlights include the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the ruins of the colonial fortifications and the nearby Fort Santiago in Portobelo. Relax on a private beach with crystal clear water and get full access to the showers and bathroom facilities. Go for a walk around the island to learn more about the locals and visit their shops. Avail of the hotel's bar and enjoy a great restaurant, serving delicious dishes from the Caribbean. Return to Panama City at the end of a wonderful day, and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from downtown of Panama City
  • Bilingual guide
  • Water
  • Lunch
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport
    • Change of clothes
    • Towel

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Bring your passport, or a picture of the general information page and entry stamp for Panama
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 13 reviews

    Review summary

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    The tour was a great end to our trip for us. We were picked up on time by our driver (Dan) and drove to the Caribbean in a very comfortable car. We saw many different landscapes, including how people live outside of Panama City. The fortifications in Portobelo are impressive. But the highlight was Isla Grande. We really enjoyed the crossing in the small boat and the beautiful hours on the beach. Dan, who was always available for us, organized a great meal for us on the island and then showed us the island on a short walk.

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    October 6, 2022

    Ceasar is very personable and friendly. He took exceptional care of me during my private tour. I learned a lot about the history of Panama and met some interesting people. The island was gorgeous and the history of Portobelo was thought provoking. I will definitely book another tour through Safe Transportation whenever I go back to Panama.

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    August 4, 2021

    An enjoyable and educational experience. Friendly and knowledgeable guide. I recommend it 100%!!!

    February 18, 2022

    Product ID: 150053