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  • Bob B
    Isla Taboga, Panama32 contributions
    At over 500 years old, this small church has served this island almost since it's birth.

    At first blush, one might say "quaint, simple, plain". They would be correct. That lend's itself to the elegance of the architecture, the timeless craftsmanship, the antiquity of the experience is uplifting.
    In special Holidays, the church is decorate inside with flowers and such by the people of Taboga. Truly impressive.
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • Jennifer G
    Boring, OR7 contributions
    We spent a lovely day at Playa Restinga. My daughter has really sensitive skin and on the far side of the beach (the side that faces mainland Panama) she felt really itchy and immediately came out of the water and changed her swimsuit; later on, her suit smelled AWFUL, way worse than the rest of ours that had been worn the rest of the day, so we think maybe there was something in the water. She later played in the water on the other side of the beach that's toward the island/bay, and had no problems. There was some trash in the water on the mainland side and so we wonder if there also happened to be some pollutants there that day; the water on the bay side of the beach was perfectly clean, no trash. We'd read about the trash and had low expectations, but the beach was really wonderful and we had a great day. While we did a day trip over on the fast ferry catamaran, I think we could have easily spent 2-3 happy days exploring the island and enjoying the beach. There were some ruins and a shipwreck exposed on the Morro Island side of the beach that we were very curious about but there was no signage; I wish we had read up on the area before going. The water was warm and clear, the waves were small, the sand was nicely sloped; really perfect for a family day with children.
    Written 17 May 2021
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  • KristinaB
    Panama City, Panama10 contributions
    Taboga is super easy from Panama City, just 30 minutes away it was fun to pass by all the big ships waiting to enter the canal. The island was just starting to open up again so mid week was very quiet however the weekend gave more options for food and people. The restaurants are simple surroundings who serve fish, coconuts, chicken and plantain. The beaches are good and clean. With lovely water to swim in. We were told the snorkelling was excellent although we didn't give it a try ourselves.

    We would love to return to explore the island a little more and being so close to Panama its super easy even for just a day to nip across and breath a big sigh to drop into the island vibes.
    Written 4 August 2021
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  • Bob B
    Isla Taboga, Panama32 contributions
    Personal bi-lingual service for 1 to 101 people (I made up the 101).

    Friendly, courteous and most importantly knowledgeable. On their walking tours you'll learn about pirates and the over 500 year History of this beautiful island.

    They offer tours, arrange for local boat operators to take you fishing or simply for a leisurely cruise around the island. A MUST for birders. About 95% of Taboga is dedicated as a rest and feeding preserve for oceanic migratory birds...amazing!

    Heidi, Herminio and their crew will deliver a wonderful experience on land or on sea.
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • Randy R
    1 contribution
    We coordinated a last minute snorkel excursion with Scuba Taboga and had a great time. Santiago and Playo were very friendly, informative and helpful. Over the course of two hours we saw two shipwrecks, blowfish, trumpet fish, parrot fish, a stingray, and thousands of small tropical fish darting around the rocks and coral. Santiago was a great guide and did a good job looking out for our safety and making sure we had a good time. We highly recommended Scuba Taboga and plan to use them again the next time we are in the area.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Kathleen H
    Ormond Beach, FL128 contributions
    I definitely recommend this hike, and I also recommend wearing shoes with good traction. You will need them for the final section.

    Here are directions to get to the cross. First, follow the main road that runs parallel to the water. Eventually, it will change from paved to dirt. After a few minutes, you will get to an intersection, turn LEFT. If you look to the right you will see a water treatment plant. Do not turn that direction. That road leads to the dump.

    Follow this road for a few minutes. Watch carefully for a steep rocky trail on the right side. It isn't marked. If you find yourself at the ocean, you went too far.

    Carefully follow the steep, rocky trail to the cross at the top. Enjoy the views!
    Written 15 July 2021
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