Isla Palenque



A unique private island that will allow you to relax, unwind, indulge and explore nature in the beauty of this tropical paradise. Experience a rare and extraordinary place, an exclusive opportunity awarded to a privileged few. 

Key Features

  • All-inclusive island resort including gourmet multi course meals
  • Eight beachfront casitas and a six-room villa overlooking the ocean
  • Access to more than 400 acres of pristine tropical wilderness, nature trails and seven private beaches
  • Kayaks, paddleboards, yoga mats, snorkeling gear, binoculars, field guides & re-usable water bottles
  • Curated experiences including cooking classes, pastry classes, rum 101, dance workshops and more
  • Infinity pool, sunbeds and hammock lounge
  • Spa and wellness facilities and in room massages

Set in 400-acres of pure rainforest this secluded private island retreat offers you a tropical sanctuary. Each luxury beachfront casita is tucked away in palm groves with a private path straight to the ocean and 1.3 km of pristine beachfront on Playa Palenque. Each casita offers you the ultimate luxurious experience whilst allowing you to feel at one with the surrounding jungle. Shower under the stars in your open-air bath facilities, and relax in the tranquillity of your outdoor lounge area as the warm Pacific sea breeze rustles the lush green canopy above. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the jungle from the exotic birds to howler monkeys. Watch the sunrise as the dappled golden light reaches through the awning of rich flora. You will quickly discover private platforms and secluded spaces ideal for a moment’s meditation or yoga, amongst the coconut groves and palms.

Alternatively, the luxury beachfront villa estate blends effortlessly with the ancient trees that surround it. This oceanfront setting can house up to 14 guests, making it perfect for friends or family. After days spent kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking and exploring let the gentle lapping of waves on the beach lull you to sleep each night. Isla Palenque Las Rocas restaurant and bar gives stunning views out to sea, serving locally sourced sustainable and sophisticated Panamanian cuisine. With its vast ocean views, spot the majestic humpback whales on their annual migration and keep your eyes peeled for their newborn calves.

Head out on your own island hopping adventure in the calm warm waters of the Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine park. Dotted with dozens of untouched islands each decorated with towering palms, white sand beaches and coral reefs. Take a picnic basket of refreshments so you can spend the day swimming and snorkelling in the total solitude of your private island. Isla Palenque offers you the chance to discover a place of true natural beauty, while helping to protect that place for future generations. This treasured and beautiful island became a sacred site for ancient, pre-Columbian communities, with indigenous tribes calling it “Palenque”, meaning sanctuary. Let the natural beauty of this tropical paradise wash over you and experience ultimate luxury as you live in harmony with the local community and your natural surroundings.


  • Sustainability Farm-to-table cuisine sourced from the on-site organic farm, and signature “dock-to-dish” sustainable fishing program

  • Use of renewable materials for sustainable and low-impact construction

  • Solar panels heat water for guest rooms

  • Employ almost entirely local staff

  • Monthly beach cleans including public docks, nearby islands and the surrounding town

  • Volunteer Reforestation Program

  • No single use plastic policy

  • Recycling introduced to local community

  • Organic cleaning products & bath amenities

Why we love it

The Gulf of Chiriqui and Isla Palenque represent one of the world’s few remaining “undiscovered” places. Dedicated to preserving the planets diversity Isla Palenque has been awarded one of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World and with tens of thousands of acres of unspoiled coastal, marine and jungle environments, there’s plenty to experience.

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