A Hotel in a paradisiacal and exotic island.
The Chiriqui Coast of Panama in Central America. The province of Chiriqui is located on Panama’s northwest side bordering Costa Rica and the Pacific Ocean. Between its peaks, valleys and rolling countryside, you’ll find the picturesque town of Boquete and the Baru Volcano, Panama’s tallest.
The Gulf of Chiriqui. The Gulf of Chiriqui and Isla Palenque represent one of the world’s few remaining “undiscovered” places. With tens of thousands of acres of Central America’s unspoiled coastal and marine environments, there’s plenty to experience.
Home to the Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Park, the calm, warm waters are dotted with dozens of uninhabited islands, multiple coral reefs and an abundance of wildlife.
You’re looking for a true, tropical island experience —and you will find it here.
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. That was the book that spurred Benjamin Loomis, the owner of Isla Palenque Resort, to go live on a tropical island. For 5 years, Ben lived on Isla Palenque. He frequently slept in a hammock on the edge of Playa Palenque, completely enamored by this place and its rich, mysterious history. Ben used his knowledge as an architect and design-builder to develop the island into the best, luxury resort he could envision. The ingenious design. Artisanal furniture. All the details, extras, and add-ons offered here have been carefully determined to complement and sustain what we consider to be our greatest luxury amenity: Our Incredible Island.
We offer every extravagance you could want, yes. But we promise you’ll find something deeper. A place with presence, with history.
Isla Palenque was home to an ancient, pre-Columbian community. The island’s beauty and mystery made it a sacred site for the most holy of ceremonies.
Indigenous tribes called it “Palenque”, meaning sanctuary. Hundreds of years later, the island continued to exist as a secluded preserve for rare primary forest and hundreds of species of plants, flowers, animals, and birds.
Today, our luxury island resort is a sanctuary for curious travelers like you who seek a true, tropical island of natural beauty. With 8 modern luxury Casitas and a Villa Estate, it is the first of its kind in Panama, Central America.
For yoga enthusiasts, you’ll quickly discover our hidden, private spaces and platforms to develop your practice, surrounded by lush palms and coconut groves. If a beachfront yoga session is more your vacation style, we have seven beaches to choose from.
From our Spa & Wellness Menu, we offer Relaxing or Deep Tissue Massages with the option to add rejuvenating facial treatments. Massage treatments take place in the privacy of your room, or in the open-air, where you’ll connect with the ebb and flow of Panama’s Pacific ocean.
We can arrange for in-room massages at any time. Every room has a yoga mat, block, and meditation cushion too for days well spent taking time for yourself.
We’re a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World
It includes lodges in South Africa, Peru, Canada, Tanzania, Chile, Bhutan, Malaysian Borneo, Morocco, Greece, the USA and Australia.
The lodges invite guests to discover some of the planet’s most treasured places, while helping to protect those places for generations to come.
At Isla Palenque, our dedication to sustainability guides our design, our everyday decisions and our guest experience. Explore some of our sustainable practice highlights here.
From organic veggies to native flora, we keep our island green
Our food philosophy revolves around fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. That’s why we grow as much fruit, veg and herbs as we can in our island’s organic garden.
But our “green gardening” doesn’t stop there. Our 400-acres of rainforest are populated by almost exclusively native flora which helps to attract and sustain local wildlife. In the dry season, which sees months of sunshine and almost zero precipitation, we keep the island lush by irrigating with rainwater we’ve harvested as well as the purified wastewater we treat on the island.
Sustainable Seafood, Sourced Locally
We’re proud to partner with the Dock to Dish program to bring back the catch of the day. This means that we’ll receive deliveries of fresh and sustainably caught seafood from the fishermen right down the road in Boca Chica, and they’ll always be paid fairly for their hard work.
We can promise that your seafood is always local and always delicious, and we can say the same for our other ingredients too.
We work closely with our local suppliers to ensure that every product is organic, that every chicken is hormone-free and that every cow is grass-fed. Your breakfast eggs will be free-range, your wines South American, and your meals all feel-good.
We’re proud to have banished all single-use plastics from the island
At Isla Palenque we’ve made the conscious decision to get rid of all plastic water bottles from our island. They take vast quantities of fossil fuels to produce, and are non-biodegradable.
More often than not, used bottles don’t get recycled either and end up in our oceans. Water on the island is 100% potable and we instead encourage our guests to use the reusable bottles that we provide.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Isla Palenque Gulf of Chiriqui – Chiriqui.
We are happy that Isla Palenque is part of the All Panama Destinations Group WhatsApp +506-61207000 – Instagram: @all_panama_destinations with a paradise destination. Our interest is to see that our clients will be very well guided in destinations with an extraordinary and historical Tourist Circuit and environmentally friendly hotels.