Islas Secas, a stunning archipelago off the Pacific coast of Panama, has introduced a Marine Safari aimed at providing a deep dive into the extraordinary biodiversity of this tropical paradise. Nestled within the vibrant Gulf of Chiriquí, Islas Secas consists of 14 volcanic islands, with 13 remaining untouched.
As an environmentally protected area surrounded by a highly preserved marine zone, this exclusive all-inclusive reserve prioritizes conservation and sustainability in every aspect, offering thrilling experiences like scuba diving, birding, and kayaking. Renowned as one of the most biodiverse regions in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, Islas Secas is committed to preserving its rich natural heritage and inspiring guests with a conservation mindset.
Running from May to September, the Marine Safari embodies Islas Secas’ vision of being a model for sustainable, nature-focused tourism. Each itinerary is personalized based on guests’ interests, allowing them to explore awe-inspiring nature, including 750 fish species, 114 bird species, and 128 plant species. The property is also conveniently located near Coiba National Park, a UNESCO-designated Protected Marine area boasting the second-largest coral reef in the eastern tropical Pacific.
Tailored itineraries may encompass various activities, such as a morning hike to a whale watching lookout followed by snorkeling to observe sea turtles and puffer fish, coupled with a family sound therapy session to rejuvenate amidst nature. Guests can also engage in insightful conservation discussions over margaritas, enjoy lunch while birdwatching with an expert, embark on a journey to Coiba National Park for whale watching and diving or to spot howler monkeys, take a hike to the 300-year-old Cedro Grande tree, kayak to a secluded island for an outpost lunch, go on a fishing expedition around the archipelago, or partake in beach volleyball, kayaking, e-foiling, or scuba diving at El Faro island to spot Triggerfish, Jacks, and Octopus. For those seeking relaxation, options include wake surfing or a serene sunset cruise.
Every aspect of the unforgettable Marine Safari aims to captivate, educate, and inspire guests. Highlights include a close encounter with the robust ecosystem that emerged during the most significant ecological event in 60 million years, exploration of 14 incredible islands within the private archipelago located just 20 miles from mainland Panama, encounters with magnificent marine life such as reef sharks, humpback whales, and sea turtles, witnessing the largest frigate bird colony in Panama, and a visit to Coiba National Park, among other experiences.
The Marine Safari encompasses all recreational activities on the island and within the archipelago, including scuba diving and snorkeling, a half-day fishing trip, a 60-minute spa treatment per guest per stay, daily yoga, all meals (including beach picnics and barbecues), and a wide range of drinks, including signature cocktails, liquors, wines, and champagne.
Islas Secas, a sustainable haven, boasts seven Casitas and Tented Casitas, accommodating up to 24 guests. Created in collaboration with architecture and design firm Hart Howerton, each Casita offers a private oasis surrounded by lush foliage. Embracing the concept of indoor-outdoor living, the accommodations encourage guests to immerse themselves in the captivating wildlife and vibrant waters. Around every corner, guests discover aquatic wonders, lush tropical forests, and exotic flora and fauna. The opportunities for enrichment throughout the archipelago are truly limitless, ensuring each visit to Islas Secas is a unique experience tailored to the guest.