Postcard from Taboga Island

Postcard from Taboga Island

It’s no secret that I love a bit of sunshine. So when I booked my ticket down to visit my friend Jess in South America, my only request was at least one proper beach day. A day where there was nothing to do but have plenty of girl talk, read magazines, soak up the sun, cool off in the saltwater.

Dog on the beach at Taboga Island, Panama City, Panama

Taboga Island was the perfect spot for the perfect beach day. Easily accessible by ferry, it’s about 45 minutes from Panama City and costs about $11 round-trip. We pretty much had the beach to ourselves for the day, running into the few other ferry passengers while picking up cheap ceviche and plantains for lunch.

Panama City skyline from the Taboga Island ferry in Panama, South America

The view of the Panama City skyline from the Taboga Island ferry.

Beach on Taboga Island near Panama City in Panama, South America

Beach on Taboga Island near Panama City in Panama, South America


Beach on Taboga Island near Panama City in Panama, South America

Beach on Taboga Island near Panama City in Panama, South America

Sunset from the Taboga Island ferry near Panama City in Panama, South America

Sunset from the Taboga Island ferry, the end to an incredibly relaxing day.

What’s your favorite photo of Taboga Island?

  • I have never even heard of Taboga Island but I’m now desperate go there! I am ready for some lazy beach time!

  • Looks so beautiful and the water so calm!

  • Guest

    If you look Taboga come back for the Fiesta del Mar in January:

    Cynthia Mulder

    -Fiesta del
    Mar Taboga ©, Executive

    Celular: (507) 6000-5172

    Oficina: (507) 390-8999

    Email: cynthia@fiestadelmarpanama.com


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/FiestaMarPanama

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    Fiesta del Mar Taboga Panama January 26 &

    Dec 1, 2012 11:30 am (PST) . Posted by:

    “blythexjp” blythexjp

    Fiesta del Mar Panama Isla
    Taboga webpage has been updated!

    For those who speak English, on most parts of the page there is English translation,
    if you want more info in English please feel free to write to:info@fiestadelmarpanama.com

    Webpage: http://www.fiestadelmarpanama.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fiestadelmartaboga

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/FiestaMarPanama

    Padrino of the 2013 Fiesta: Emilio Regueira de Los Rabanes

    Live Calypso Music: Saluel Archer & the Caribbean Sweet Band

    Food Festival & Ceviche contest with help from the Panama International
    Hotel School

    Plus many more events and tours!

    Our goal is to assist the island develop sustainable tourism on a small local
    level. We have already had success since last year with training and projects
    and this year have more projects planned for 2013.

    So far we are completely staffed and managed by volunteers and we need more
    volunteers on our team! Please contact us. We can use all help from social
    networking to get the word out, to manning a phone (need Spanish for this), to
    assisting with events, ticket sales and more.

    Join us for Taboga!


  • Note your sand beach fotos were of the strip of sand at low tide that connects Morro Island, https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Taboga,+Panama&hl=en&sll=32.93571,-97.221128&sspn=0.119292,0.220757&oq=taboga&t=h&hnear=Taboga+Island&z=14
    Taboga & Morro Islands were a U.S. Navy P.T. boat training base during WWII. It is best to visit during the week, week ends can be “crazy” with lots of people from the city on the island especially on Sunday.

  • camorose

    So gorgeous! I wish I could just pop back there for a sunny weekend 🙂

  • camorose

    Perfect water to float in!

  • camorose

    We visited during the week in the low season and it was super calm–awesome experience!

  • Jess

    Ahhhh bringing back the memories! What a perfect day! Miss you!! xx

  • What time of year did you go? Looks like the weather was fantastic!

  • camorose

    The best! Can’t wait for our next beach day! xx

  • camorose

    We were actually there in September–supposedly the off season because of rain. Someone did say that it’s always beautiful on Taboga, even if it’s raining in Panama City!